Following a handful of teasers, Alpine has taken the wraps off the new A110S.
Billed as an “intense sports car,” the range-topping model has a modestly revised exterior with 18-inch GT Race wheels that feature a dark finish and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires. They are backed up by a Brembo braking system with orange calipers and 12.6-inch (320 mm) discs.
Elsewhere, designers installed black Alpine badging and a flag detail that features carbon fiber accents. An assortment of options will be available including lightweight alloy wheels, a matte paint job and a carbon fiber roof which is 4.1 lbs (1.9 kg) lighter than the conventional roof.
The unique styling continues in the cabin as drivers will find Sabelt sport seats with black Dinamica upholstery and orange contrast stitching. Other highlights include carbon fiber trim, aluminum pedals and a Focal audio system. Last but not least, there’s a leather and Dinamica steering wheel with an orange centering strip.
Motivation is provided by a mid-mounted, turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 288 hp (215 kW / 292 PS) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. This enables the 2456 lbs (1114 kg) coupe to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 162 mph (260 km/h).
Besides the upgraded engine, the A110S has a retuned suspension with 50% stiffer coil springs and 100% stiffer anti-roll bars. The model also has new dampers and a 0.2 inch (4 mm) reduced ride height.
According to Alpine chief engineer Jean-Pascal Dauce, the A110S has a “very different character” than the A110 as its chassis setup makes for a “very focused sports car.” He went on to say “high-speed stability and handling precision” are two of its “defining characteristics.”
The Alpine A110S is currently available to order and pricing starts at €66,500 in France. The first delivers are slated for late this year and Alpine says the car is still suitable for use as a daily driver.