This year’s Geneva International Motor Show featured the return of French automaker Alpine, for which the A110 was introduced or made a legendary comeback so to speak. Alpine revealed its specs for the A110 sports car and announced that it will be launched to the Japanese market next year.
The all-new two-seater sports car features a fully aluminum platform and underbody. It offers exceptional handling through its reduced weight throughout the vehicle. The exterior measures at 4,178 x 1,798 x 1,252mm (length x width x height) and the wheelbase is 2,419mm long. It offers a lightweight body of 1,080kg, weight distribution of 44/56, and a power weight ratio of 4.3kg/ps.
The rear-drive A110 comes loaded with a 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline turbo engine in mid-ship layout. Developed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance, this 1.8-liter engine was tuned by the engineers of both Alpine and Renault Sport to generate 252ps of maximum output and 32.6kgm of maximum torque.
The transmission is a seven-speed Getrag dual-clutch system, which combines to deliver up to 250km/h (due to limiter) and accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds.
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)