2017 Alpine A110

Alpine was originally a separate company founded by Jean Redele in the mid-50s based on his successful racing of Renault 4CVs. Alpine made lightweight sportscars with Renault engines for nearly two decades before purchased by Renault themselves in 1973. Although Renault used the Alpine name for sports cars built up until 1995, perhaps the signature car of the brand was the very light and nimble A110, built from 1961-1977, which saw considerable success in rally racing.

At 2381 lbs, the new A110 is lightweight (at least by modern standards. The original A110 hovered around 1400 lbs) with a mid-mounted 1.8 liter inline-4 expressing 252 turbocharged horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. That low weight is distributed 44% in front and 56% in back, with the weight moved as much as possible to the center of the car. The gas tank, for example, is behind the front axle.

The engine uses a Getrag 7-speed wet-clutch DCT gearbox, and the car three driver modes (Normal, Sport, Track) with the engine, gearbox, ESC, steering, exhaust and driver display are optimized for the appropriate combination of performance and comfort.

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Price Production Weight
€58,500 -- 2,381 lbs
Engine Aspiration Torque
1.8 liter inline-4 turbocharger 236 ft-lb
Power Power/Volume Power/Weight
252 HP 140.0 HP/Liter 9.4 lbs/HP
Top Speed 0-62 mph Range
155 mph 4.5 sec --
Price Production Weight Engine Aspiration Torque
€58,500 -- 2,381 lbs 1.8 liter inline-4 turbocharger 236 ft-lb
Power Power/Volume Power/Weight Range 0-62 mph Top Speed
252 HP 140.0 HP/Liter 9.4 lbs/HP -- 4.5 sec 155 mph
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