Alpine A110S Speaks The International Language Of Speed, Grip And Pure Fun

In just a few years, Renault has managed to come up with a proper rival to the likes of the Porsche Cayman 718 and Alfa Romeo 4C. It’s called the A110 and is the first product of the resurrected Alpine brand.

Instead of taking the chassis from the latest Megane RS lineup and tweak it, the French company built the sports car from scratch. Thus, it’s their only mid-engine, rear-wheel drive product currently on sale.

So far, the A110 has won universal praise due to its driving dynamics. Alpine promises an even better experience with the A110S, the new, more hardcore variant of the compact sports coupe.

Watch: BMW M2 Competition Vs. Alpine A110: Different Worlds Clash For The Title Of Best Sports Car

Introduced a few months ago, the A110S boasts a reworked suspension, sits a tad lower than the regular Pure and Legende models and sports Brembo brakes. Alpine decided against striping the cabin of the usual amenities, so overall the S is a bit heavier, but the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) has been improved by 0.1 seconds, to 4.4, and top speed has increased from 250 to 260 km/h (155-162 mph).

That’s because the French engineers tuned the 1.8-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder, squeezing an extra 40 PS (39 hp / 29 kW) out of it. Thus, its output now sits at 292 PS (288 hp / 215 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque.

But what good is to read about what it can do over and over again, if you cannot experience it? Well, as it happens, a video shot from inside the car at the Estoril track in Portugal, during the official media launch, shows just how fun the A110S is.

 

  • wtvlol

    Fun

The Contender XG Is A G-Wagen With An SLK Body – And It Is Going For $540k!

This odd creation uses the body-on-frame chassis and mechanicals of the old G-Wagen and a modded SLK bodywork.

Audi RS3 And Seat Leon Cupra R ST ABT Take On The Mercedes-AMG G63

Did the beastly AMG G63 beat a tuned Leon Cupra R ST and a stock RS3 Sportback? .

Mercedes 190E EVO II Gets Digital Revamp With New AMG Parts

Despite dating back to the 1990s, the 190E Evo II is one of Germany’s most iconic sports sedans.

This Volvo V70 R Is A Fast, No-Nonsense Wagon – And It Might Have More Than 300 HP

This 2005 V70 R boasts a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five with some mods and a six-speed manual.

BMW X8 M45e PHEV Rumored, 750 HP X8 M Might Join The Party

Both versions of the X8 would be plug-in hybrids, with the M being focuses on performance.

Tesla To Start Building Its European Gigafactory Next Year

Tesla wants the new plant to be up and running by 2021, with the Model Y the first model to be produced .

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Electric SUV Shows Up In Real Life Photos

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E will offer up to 300 miles (483 km) of driving range.

Forza Italia: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Drag Races Lamborghini Urus

Can the smaller, less powerful and lighter Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio beat the 641 HP Lamborghini Urus?.

Range Rover Hunter Doubles As A Sports Car And An Off-Roader

This eye-catching Range Rover concept features an advanced suspension that would allow it to play both roles.

Someone Paid $65k For A BMW E30 325i, Albeit A Rather Nice One

This 325i has just 6,794 miles, but still, $65k is too much for a non-M3 Bimmer.