Lightweight Alpine A110 Coupe Detailed, Gets A 247HP 1.8Lt Turbo [69 Pics]

Alpine has finally revealed in full the new A110 Berlinette, a lightweight mid-engined sports car destined to rival the likes of the Porsche Cayman and the Alfa Romeo 4C.

The new A110 is based on an all-aluminum platform with the also aluminum body bonded, riveted and welded to it in order to provide a very rigid, yet light basis for the new French sports car.

How light you say? Well, the new A110 tips the scales at only 1,080kg (2,380lbs) with no options fitted. Combined with the turbocharged 1.8-litre unit that makes 247hp and 236 lb-ft (320Nm) of peak torque, the new Alpine gets a really exciting power-to-weight ratio of 231hp/tonne, enabling it to accelerate from zero to 62mph (100km/h) in 4.5 seconds and top out at an electronically limited 155mph (250km/h).

The engine is paired to a Getrag seven-speed wet-clutch DCT ‘box, with gear ratios specifically tailored for the A110’s needs. There are three driver modes (Normal, Sport, Track) which adapt the engine, the gearbox, the steering, the ESC threshold, the exhaust note and the driver display according to the selected setting.

Alpine has also worked hard on providing the new A110 with optimized aerodynamics, including a completely flat floor and a working rear diffuser, combining low drag with real downforce. The A110’s Cx value is just 0.32, one of the lowest in the sports car segment.

The lightweight chassis employs double wishbones for the suspension front and rear while the all-aluminum brake calipers were developed by Brembo. Additionally the rear braking system features an integrated parking brake actuator, a world first, saving this way 2.5kg off the total weight of the car. The lightweight 18-inch forged aluminum wheels were provided by Otto Fuchs while Sabelt developed the one-piece bucket seats that weigh just 13.1kg each.

The Alpine A110 will hit the market late this year, initially in its limited Premiere Edition, with only 1,955 cars planned for production. If you haven’t already ordered one, then you’re in bad luck as Alpine says that all left-hand drive examples are already spoken for, with only a small number of right-hand drive models remaining available in the UK. Reservations for the Japanese market will open in the coming weeks.

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  • Jake Ginther

    This car needs to come to the U.S.

    • Erik Ludlow

      agreed!

    • Mill0048

      I’m guessing I won’t be able to afford the ownership experience, but if nothing else I’d love to see one on the street!

  • jfalckt

    I just love this car! It looks so right

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    alpine is back in town fellas.

  • Kaisuke971

    1080kg with fluids ?! Alpine is BACK !

  • ctk4949

    It does not need those two extra lights in the front!! Looks bug eyed. The rest looks really good!!

  • velsatissweden

    Great!

  • PlonPlon

    Magnifique !

  • Kaisuke971

    Hey guys check this out, sounds racy doesn’t it ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqXZ7uLjtkE

  • salamOOn

    this will only gain on value…

    • why?

      • salamOOn

        because reasons.

        • Well that should be enough. Go to bed now kids.

  • Tinky-Winky

    That’s a real gentleman’s sports car.

  • Zed68

    Ok that’s light !! Very light !!!!!!

  • fabri99

    Oh wow… I wouldn’t mind to see this car in some rally discipline. It would definitely be a fan favourite…

  • Dustin

    They should sell this via Nissan dealerships in the U.S. – what a car! (If I’m not mistaken, Alpine is Renault, and Renault-Nissan have an alliance.)

    • Yep. But Alpine means nothing in America, and the cost of importing and selling the car would be to high. But could be used for Nissan and their swea little concepts of sports cars that people ask them to do for years now.

  • Benjamin B.

    This car needed a manual transmission. I get it, dual clutch gearboxes are faster than standard transmissions. But this car isn’t suppose to be about straight line speed. I understand the Dodge Demon having an automatic. That muscle car isn’t a sports car.

    • I agree, and they market it as fun, joyfull. Said they did want to make it the fastest, or focuse only on cornering, had to be fun. …so why no Manual???? But hey might do like Porsche and propose one if there is demand. And if it’s aiming at the Cayman… should have a manual.

  • Mark S

    I love this car, it is an instant classic.

  • Denzel

    It’s nice to have more competition in this segment.

  • Vassilis

    Beautiful. Thing is, this or the Cayman?

  • Eunos

    The rear reminds me of a dog, dragging its ass on the floor

  • Le Cochon

    Another pseudo retro automated car for the masses. Same technologies, same options, same layout as everybody else. Nothing new, nothing French eccentric. Boring. This is what you get when you blend alfa, porsche, bmw, mazda, mercedes, toyota, pour it out and stick a renault or any other badge.

  • EddyCj

    Gorgeous car, finally the Alpine is back!! I always liked their cars back in the day, but one thing I don’t understand…why is it electronically limited to 250 km/h?

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