Here's your first look at the new alluring Alpine A110. We can't stop drooling.
After what feels like an eternity of relentless teasing, Alpine's new two-seater sports car has finally broken cover, and its stunning retro-inspired shape certainly lives up to the hype in the first official photos. It also has a name – and it isn’t called the A120, contrary to previous rumors. As part of Renault’s resurrected Alpine sub-brand, this new Porsche 718 Cayman and Alfa Romeo 4C rival is going back to its roots by bringing back the A110 name for the first time in 40 years.
Of course, the A110 name is a direct homage to Alpine’s iconic A110 sports car from the 1960s and 1970s that reflects "the timeless principles of compact size, light weight and agility that made the success of the Berlinette.” We think you’ll agree that the new Alpine A110 looks breathtakingly beautiful, with an elegant, curvaceous design that’s virtually identical to the Alpine Vision concept revealed last year. The lightweight sports car features a full aluminium platform and upper body to save weight and improve agility, resulting in a design that’s so aerodynamic, the A110 doesn’t need a rear wing.
Alpine has already confirmed that the A110 will sprint from 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds, but further details are being kept under wraps until the Geneva Motor Show on March 7. No surprises there, then. Rumor has it, however, that the Alpine A110 will be powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine taken from a 1.6-liter Renault Clio RS that produces around 250 horsepower. What do you think of the new Alpine A110 in all its production car glory?