A new, hot contender joins the midsize sports car segment – Alpine A110

Interesting | March 1st, 2017 by 8
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Renault’s Alpine sports brand is relaunching its brand at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show with a new sports car which aims to take on …

Renault’s Alpine sports brand is relaunching its brand at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show with a new sports car which aims to take on the lines of Porsche Cayman. The brand dates to the 1950s and achieved motorsports success in the ensuing decades. Its last road car was produced in the 1990s.

Now under Renault and Nissan ownership, Alpine previewed its new sports car last year with the Alpine Vision Concept.

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Dubbed A110, the new mid-engined car uses an aluminum chassis with its body panels made of the same lightweight alloys.. Under the hood, it features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an output of around 300 horsepower, linked to a double-clutch automatic gearbox. According to Alpine, the A110 runs from zero to sixty time of 4.5 seconds.

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Back in December, Alpine started taking pre-orders for the A110 in Europe, but there’s still no word on whether these beauties will make it to America down the line.

The company will reveal full specs at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

8 responses to “A new, hot contender joins the midsize sports car segment – Alpine A110”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    I hope the renaissance of the brand will succeed and that they will have a whole lineup ! But to be honest, just thinking about seeing a brand new Berlinette on the road makes me smile, so that is already pretty awesome.

    By the way, i just saw on TF1’s site that the A110 has 250hp, and next year they’ll reveal a 300hp version called the AS110 (AS meaning Alpine Sport). I’m not exactly sure why they made that public but it’s pretty credible.

  2. 2sfhim says:

    There is a mistake. Alpine belongs fully to Renault and Nissan belongs to Renault aswell. There is no joint ownership.

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