Alpine A110S Debuts With 288 HP And Optional Carbon Fiber Roof

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.”

Also Read: Lightweight Alpine A110 Coupe Detailed, Gets A 247 HP 1.8L Turbo

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.

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  • illogicalPotato

    Really…really wish we could have this in the US.

    • Brian Regan

      My biggest hope for the proposed FCA/Renault merger was that somehow we’d get the A110 in the states.

      • Leconte Dave

        That could be a possibility

  • Bo Hanan

    There are so many better options available. I wished I liked it more than I do.

    • Matt

      Name all these ‘better’ options.

      • Bo Hanan

        Cayman, Boxster, BMW Supra, 370Z, Miata to name a few.
        And I should have said “more reliable” better options available.

        • Ermal Morina

          and almost every journalist that has driven the Alpine, said that they like it more than any of its competitors, so YEAH…

          • Bo Hanan

            Name them.

        • Matt

          “To name a few”… so you can’t name them all. Firstly nobody expects ANY manufacturer to produce a better all-round package than Porsche, that’s a given. Even though from behind the wheel the Alpine is a more accomplished driver’s car. Second the Supra is 426kg heavier than the Alpine – which means its more GT than pure sports car. Thirdly ‘more reliable’ is just a lazy cop-out from someone who doesn’t want to accept that Renault built one of the most highly-praised driver’s cars in the last few years. Forth – 370Z. LOL. Older, heavier, slower and just not as good.

          • Bo Hanan


  • Rob Banks

    Lovely. What a beautifully designed car. Wish we got this state side.

  • SteersUright

    Intriguing, looks fun as hell to drive but, not beautiful at all from the front. A very goofy interpretation of the original. From the back, it looks much better. However, the Alfa 4C is so much better looking I wish Fiat would’ve kept up with it and further refined to the point of its livability and performance matching its looks.

  • Rick Alexander

    With the exception of the Cayman and Supra, all the other options you mentioned are completely different driving cars dynamically. The Alpine is a tossable, lightweight, 4 cylinder screamer. It`s definitely more of a scalpel, in comparison to the Corvette, which is more of a hammer. The M2 Competition is an amazing car also, but looks wise and in execution, is a sports sedan with very conservative looks IMO. The Cayman is the true competitor to this car, as well as the Supra, which I prefer, since it has a 6. Still, the Alpine undercuts all these cars by almost 1000 pounds (it`s 500 pounds less than the Porsche, and over 900 pounds lighter than the Vette), making it more of an Alfa 4C competitor. I`ll always prefer the sound of a 6 over a 4 mill though.

  • I feel like a V6 with 350hp and 400NM as a base engine would make this car a dream car.

  • The Corvette is a 90 000 + to 132 000 € (Z06) car in Europe where the Alpine is sold… So far from the same basket.

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