Renault’s revived Alpine A110 has been voted the most beautiful car of the year by the 33rd International Automobile Festival (FAI).
The sports car is exceptionally compact: it measures just 4,178 millimetres in length – more than twenty centimetres shorter than the Porsche Cayman. The body itself is made of aluminium, with the individual parts joined together by welding, riveting or gluing. The designers managed to keep the weight of the car at only 1,080 kilograms!
The Alpine A110 is assembled at the historic site of the factory in Dieppe, now owned by Renault Sport. The first 1955 machines are in a single Première Edition (1955 being the year the Alpine factory was founded).
Alpine A110 Gendarmerie:
Twenty-six copies of the Alpine A110 have been placed at the disposal of the Rapid Response Brigades. French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin and the head of the National Gendarmerie, Army General Christian Rodriguez, were personally present at the ceremony to receive the new Alpine A110 – the Gendarmerie received the base 252hp version of the upgraded model. Of the 26 vehicles, two will be used to train the gendarmes, while the remaining 24 coupes will be used on daily highways to assist the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police in its operations.
Alpine A110 Jean Rédélé:
A110 GT Jean Redele, limited edition with whom they intend to pay homage to the brand’s founder on the centenary of his birth.
The appearance of the Alpine A110 GT Jean Rédélé Limited Edition is not too different from the base car. The first difference is the Montebello Grey body paint job. This is the tone that the businessman liked.
Other extras include a gloss black roof and 18-inch black Grand Prix wheels with silver brake calipers. Inside, the interior is finished in leather, also in black, with grey stitching to match the bodywork.
Alpine A110 Fernando Alonso:
For the Japanese Grand Prix the company has prepared a ‘champion’ variant of the Alpine A110 R Fernando Alonso Edition coupe.
Visually, the new version features a partially painted carbon-fibre bonnet and rear body panel, which on the base model are made of lacquered carbon-fibre. The wing tips are painted black and the brake calipers are painted orange, in homage to the Spanish racer’s signature colour.
The car is painted in Racing Matte Blue, a reference to the Formula 1 car of the BWT Alpine F1 Team’s A522 for the 2022 season. The French tricolours on the bodywork and interior have been replaced by blue-orange-yellow flags in the national colours of Oviedo, the town from which Fernando Alonso hails, while the wheels have a grey stripe on the rim. The car has been given a lacquered signature and the driver’s signature logos.
Inside, the graphics on the digital dashboard have been updated to include the Spanish racer’s badge, while the sun visor has the racer’s motto ‘There is always more than one path to the top’ embroidered on it. The car comes complete with a replica of the driver’s autographed racing helmet.
Alpine A110 specs:
- top speed – 250 km/h
- acceleration to 100 km/h – 4.5 s
- horsepower – 252 hp
- power density – 233 hp/t
- engine volume – 1798 cm³
- vehicle weight – 1080 kg
Alpine A110 engine:
Under the bonnet is a 250 bhp 1.8 turbo engine with aluminium block and direct injection. And a seven-speed wet clutch robot supplied by Getrag.
Alpine A110 0 – 100:
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 4.5 seconds.
Alpine A110 top speed:
The top speed reaches 250 kilometres per hour.
Alpine A110 interior:
Alpine A110 price (Alpine A110 for sale):
The car is available from $70000.