Performance version of the lightweight sportscar features more power, bespoke suspension settings and upgraded brakes.
Alpine has revealed pricing for its new A110S, which joins the A110 Pure and A110 Legende models in the lightweight sportscar lineup. Featuring more power, bespoke suspension settings and upgraded brakes, the A110S offers an even more intense driving experience. A true Alpine, the A110S shares its lightweight, mid-engined two-seater layout with other models in the range. A number of key changes, however, deliver enhanced performance, precision and high speed stability, yet with no loss in everyday usability.
The Alpine A110S sits four millimetres lower than the regular A110, and will feature stiffer springs and anti-roll bars The turbocharged 1.8-litre engine now produces 289bhp, an increase of 39bhp over the standard car, while peak torque of 320Nm is now available over a wider rev band, from 2,000 to 6,400rpm. There's also the inclusion of the active sports exhaust that delivers a more emotive engine sound depending on the selected drive mode.
With this increase in performance comes the standard fitment of the Alpine high performance braking system, which includes 320mm bi-material brake discs and Brembo calipers. There are also wider (215/40 R18 front and 245/40 R18 rear) Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres that have been tuned specifically for the A110S.
Further revisions include a ride height lowered by four millimetres, plus new springs and hollow anti-roll bars that have been stiffened by 50% and 100% respectively. The electronic stability control has also been recalibrated to take advantage of the even greater handling accuracy and improved grip. Crucially, these changes have been engineered so as not to undermine the everyday comfort of the A110S.
Key options for the A110S include a carbon fibre roof panel that shaves 1.9kg from the 1,114kg kerbweight, plus carbon fibre-backed versions of the standard, Dinamica trimmed Sabelt bucket seats. The Alpine A110S also debuts the distinctive new Thunder Grey Matt paint finish, which can also be ordered on A110 Pure and A110 Legende models.