Alpine has given its A110 sports car the once over and is now selling it in three “distinct new versions”, with superior kit and a slicker multimedia system among the headline changes.
The revised range now consists of the regular ‘A110’, a more comfort-orientated ‘A110 GT’ and a driver-focused ‘A110 S’. Regardless of spec, customers can tailor their car by choosing from a number of equipment packs.
All three examples are available in ‘Glacier White’, ‘Iridescent White’, ‘Abyss Blue’, ‘Alpine Blue’, ‘Deep Black’, ‘Thunder Grey’ and ‘Fire Orange’ tones. The A110 S also comes exclusively with a special dual-colour body that blends ‘Fire Orange’ with a contrasting ‘Deep Black’ roof.
The entry-level A110 sits on 17-inch alloys and is underpinned by the Alpine chassis. Its 249bhp engine is paired to a 7-speed DSG gearbox and is good for a 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 170mph. All the while, it can return highs of 35.1mpg.
Styling highlights included LED headlights, LED tail-lights with directional indicators, a chrome centre exhaust, rear diffuser and ‘Anthracite Grey’ Brembo brake calipers. Inside, Sabelt bucket seats, stainless steel door sills and aluminium paddle shifters behind the leather steering wheel all make an appearance.
The A110 GT is touted as the range’s “Grand Tourisme sports coupe”. With power hiked to 296bhp, Alpine says “it strikes a fine balance between performance and comfort” as its mission is to be a fun, long-distance cruiser. Treated to a black diamond cut finish, the wheel-size on the GT grows to 18-inches and hide blue-coloured Brembo brakes.
Design flourishes that lift the GT’s cabin include a French flag on the door panels on top of 6-way adjustable bucket seats that have been supplied by Sabelt.
Range-topping ‘S’ versions of the French two-seater get the same 296bhp, 1.8-litre turbo petrol but wear matt black 18-inch ‘GT Race’ wheels. Other distinguishing elements include carbon-orange flags on the C-pillars, orange Brembo brake calipers and an active sports exhaust. Adjustable Sabelt seats, aluminium pedals, and orange seatbelts feature in the cabin.
Given its sporting pretence, the A110 S has a Sport chassis, while optional semi-slick tyres and a new custom-made aerodynamic body kit promise to bring “enhanced thrills, precision and enjoyment – especially on track”.
Arguably the biggest interior change applies to the 7-inch multimedia system. Now capable of accepting over the air updates, it has Bluetooth connectivity and is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible while customisable widgets ensure each owner’s preferred shortcut options are easily accessible.
Prices start from £49,905 for the A110, £59,355 for the A110 GT and £59,955 for the A110 S. Available to order now, customer deliveries are already underway.