The Impressive New Alpine A110S With 288BHP Arrives This Fall

The new rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car will compete with the 296bhp Porsche 718 Cayman S.

Alpine, a French manufacturer of racing and sports cars, which founded in 1955 by Jean Rédélé and purchased by Renault in 1973, will release the Alpine new 2020 A110S with 288bhp this September.

The new rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car will compete with the 296bhp Porsche 718 Cayman S, though the 2020 A110S will be lighter, weighing just 1,114kg, which is nearly 300kg lighter than the Porsche. With its enhanced power to weight ratio, the new Alpine can go from 0 to 62mph in under 4.4 seconds.

Among its technical upgrades, the A110S, which was preceded by the 2017 Alpine A110, features improved suspension, stability control and wheel geometry settings. The new model also has lower and tauter springs and recalibrated dampers as well as steadier anti-roll bars.

The 2020 A110S also includes a new set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires and formidable Brembo brake calipers with 320mm bi-material discs. The torque remains at 320Nm and the top speed increases to 161mph. Featuring a seven-speed automatic gearbox, the Alpine has fuel economy of 43mpg and CO2 emissions of 146g/km.

The new model includes a 1.8-liter turbocharged direct-injection engine, which is mounted directly behind the passenger compartment and powers the rear wheels. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via an ultra-responsive, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, while aluminum paddles on the steering column maximize the driver’s manual control over the gearbox for a satisfying drive.

Alpine chief engineer Jean-Pascal Dauce says, “The A110S has a very different character. Its bespoke chassis set-up makes it a very focused sports car. However, it is a comfortable and usable everyday car. The A110S wouldn’t be a true Alpine if it was very firm or too hard-riding to be driven day-to-day.”

Alpine has also added new alloy wheel designs and black Alpine logos on the front wings, as well as, carbon fiber and orange flag details on the rear pillars, orange brake calipers and a new wheel design.

Meanwhile, the interior includes new upholstery and stitching with seats trimmed in leather and Alcantara suede, a leather steering wheel, aluminum pedals, LED daytime running lights, cruise control and a seven-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, in-car entertainment, smartphone mirroring for Android and iOS devices, DAB radio and smartphone compatibility.

The 2020 A110S also displays performance driving data and real-time technical information such as power and torque output, turbo boost pressure and engine and tire temperatures.

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Sébastien Erphelin, Alpine’s Managing Director, says, “From the very inception of the Alpine project it has been our intention to offer different versions of the A110 with handling and performance characteristics of their own.”

The 2020 Alpine A110S will be listed at £56,810/$68,382.

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