A world-class sports car by all accounts, the Alpine A110 presents a compelling alternative to its rivals from Porsche and Lotus. Now the manufacturer is preparing to roll out additional trim levels that promise to widen its appeal even further.
With the Premiere Edition sold out in most markets where it will be offered, Renault’s reborn sports-car brand will now offer two additional versions.
The A110 Pure (suitably pictured in snow white) takes a minimalist approach – stripped out and as light as possible, like the launch version. That’ll appeal more to weekend warriors driving the car more sporadically on winding country roads and on the track.
Those looking for more comfortable accoutrements may be more interested in the Légende edition (pictured in gray), geared more towards everyday driving and long-distance touring. It gets six-way adjustable seats from Sabelt, leather upholstery, and glossy carbon-fiber trim.
Along with the new trim levels, Alpine is also introducing new shades of white, gray, and blue to the lineup.
Regardless of the trim and color options, the A110 packs a 1.8-liter turbo four in the middle of its aluminum chassis, channeling its 249 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. 0-62 is quoted at 4.5 seconds and top speed limited to 155 miles per hour. That’s a fraction quicker than the Porsche 718 Cayman S, but with less power than the base version.
The new additions to the A110 lineup will debut at the Geneva Motor Show, at which point we’ll likely have more details and photos to share. The Alpine is offered in an array of countries across Europe, and will reach the UK, Australia, and Japan before the end of this year. Now if it’ll only bring it to North America.