Alpine, a sub brand of Renault, showcased its latest mid-engine sports car A-110 at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The Alpine brand was originated in the early ’1960s with the first car being the A-110 Berlinette. Alpine’s latest offering does look inspired by the retro sports car but gets a modern 1.8 liter motor that puts out 245-PS of power. The Alpine A110 will contest with the Porsche Cayman 718. Though the Alpine A-110 gets its styling cues from the retro sports car, it shares the majority of its detailing with the 2016 Alpine Vision Concept. The A110 is designed at the Renault’s techno Centre in Guyancourt, France and at the company’s sports division center in Les Ulis. As been the case with Alpine sports cars of yesteryears, the A110 transmits a minimalistic design theme instead of the avoidable aggression that some of its counterparts possess. It gets LED day-time running lights in the front with a strong profile line running on the bonnet related to the classic car. The side too has been kept simple with a sloping roofline and a characteristic line running on the side. The rear gets X shaped LED lights with vibrant turn indicators and a sloping wrap-around back display. The interior of the Alpine A-110 gets a driver centric simple design with premium quality materials. The cabin of the A-110 gets a mixture of leather, aluminum and carbon-fiber trim. To make it feel sporty, the driver and the passenger get one-piece bucket seats. The cockpit design of the A110 is matching to that of the concept model which can be seen with the digital instrument cluster, central infotainment system and leather-wrapped seats.
Powering the Alpine A110 is a new 1800 cc 4 cylinder motor that puts out 252 PS at 6,000 rpm and makes 320N m of torque. This motor is mated to a 7 speed DCT unit. Alpine claims that the A110 can reach 100kmph in just 4.5 seconds and will reach a maximum speed of 250 kmph. The overall claimed fuel efficiency of this sports car is 16.12 kmpl. The Alpine A110 that was shown at the motor show will be made at the Alpine factory in Dieppe. The company states that deliveries will start by late 2017 in Continental Europe while that in the UK and Japan will start in 2018. The A110 will be traded through 60 Alpine dealerships which will be run through the existing Renault network.