Alpine A110S Is More Expensive Than Porsche’s 718 Cayman T

The new Alpine A110S is getting ready to join the Pure and Legende versions in the UK with a starting price of £56,810 ($69,013/€61,603). Order books will open on September 3, but the automaker is already accepting reservations.

The most agile version of the French mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car costs £6,000 ($7,289/€6,506) and £9,900 ($12,027/€10,735) respectively more than the lesser models. More importantly, though, It’s also £4,755 ($5,776/€5,156) pricier than the slightly more powerful Porsche 718 Cayman T.

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Choosing the A110S instead of its German rival will get you to 100 km/h (62 mph)in 4.4 seconds, compared to the 5.3 seconds of the Cayman T, or 4.7 seconds when fitted with the optional Sport Chrono Package. Flat out, the 1,114 kg (2,456 lbs) weighing coupe will do 260 km/h (162 mph), 14 km/h (9 mph) less than the Porsche.

Alpine’s sports coupe uses the same 1.8-liter, turbo-four as the lesser grades, which, in turn, is shared with the latest versions of the Renault Megane RS. The engine lays down 292 PS (288 hp / 215 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque, 8 PS (8 hp / 6 kW) and 60 Nm (44 lb-ft) of torque less than the 718 Cayman T, which also packs a four-banger, albeit with a slightly larger displacement.

Aside from boasting more power than the Pure and Legende, the A110S is equipped with high performance brakes, wider Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires and a revised suspension. The ESC has been recalibrated as well and the car sits 4 mm (0.16 in) lower, yet Alpine claims these changes haven’t ruined the car’s ride.

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  • Alex87f

    Seems to be a UK thing though – on the French market it is priced @66,5k, which is within 330€ of a Cayman T.

  • StrangerGP

    Renault is having serious problems with delivering underpowered cars. Megane RS has been trailing behind its compettition for a long time and now we get the top version of the Alpine which doesn’t even break the 300hp barrier. I’m not the kinda guy who’s all about the horsepower numbers and I know the car has other big advantages, but they really need to improve on that front.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      You’ve tried an Alpine, right?

    • mist

      Who cares about horsepower? They make the fastest cars in their category. The A110S is a lot faster than the Cayman T, the Megane RS is the fastest FWD hatch on track.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    I love the Alpine and i’d love to own one. However, if the price is like that of a Cayman i get the Cayman.

  • Maisch

    Would easily chose one instead of the cayman. More than 300kg lighter, and more fun to drive, and bloody fast aswell. I just wish it came with a manual…

  • Mountainous Man

    Without an Alpine manual option, I’d pick the Porsche every time.

  • Bash

    I would still pick the Porsche anytime any day.

  • SteersUright

    Very cool car. The Cayman looks far better though. Both are severely overpriced in my opinion, the Alpine and the Cayman.

  • Matt

    Read up on the Alpine, then you’ll know why people want them.

  • PlonPlon

    Looks so nice in this grey!

  • Matt

    Ok.. so you’re an idiot.

  • Matt

    Uh is the Alpine unreliable? Or are you just using over-used cliches.

    • Bo Hanan

      Cliches start from regular events.

  • I’ll stick with my Fiat 500L

  • Ermal Morina

    such an awesome little thing, and yeah I really would take this over the Porche.

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