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You Might Want To Cancel That Cayman Order After Watching This Alpine A110 Review 3
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alpine, Alpine A110, Alpine Videos, Film, reviews, video on 01 3rd, 2018

The praise is universal for the Alpine A110, with some even going as far as declaring it a better sports car than the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Of course the French have proven that they know how to build an exciting car in the past but to knock it out of the park in the first try with the reborn Alpine A110 has to be one of the biggest surprises of the year.

Based on an all-new aluminum architecture with double wishbones all around, the new Alpine A110 is a lightweight mid-engine sports car that wants to make the driver happy, instead of just playing the numbers’ game.

The engineers injected the car with old-school brilliance, opting for passive dampers instead of adaptive ones, finely tuned to give the A110 the best possible feedback and handling possible.

Combined with the turbocharged 1.8-liter engine that makes 247hp and 236lb-ft of torque which has to move just 1,080kg (2,380lbs), the Alpine A110 is capable of hitting 62mph from a standstill in 4.5 seconds but the real magic happens in the corners.

Henry Catchpole from Carfection reviews the new Alpine A110, and if you were sad that it won’t cross the Atlantic already, prepare to feel even more left out after the video that follows.


Alpine A110 Praised, Labelled A Poor Man’s McLaren 29
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alpine, Alpine A110, Alpine Videos, Film, new cars, reviews, video on 12 29th, 2017

Renault have upped their gameby reviving the Alpine brand and launching a mid-engined rear-wheel drive machine that’s going head to head with the likes of the Porsche Cayman and Alfa Romeo 4C.

The A110 is a sexy berlinette that’s named after a classic sports car made from 1961 and 1977, but underneath the classic styling lies an entirely new and modern sports car.

Underpinned by an aluminum architecture and fitted with double wishbones at both ends, the Alpine A110 utilizes a new 1.8-liter turbocharged four that puts out 252PS (248hp) and 320Nm (236lb-ft) that are directed to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Helped by the low weight (1,080kg / 2,380lbs), the A110 needs just 4.5sec for the 0-100km/h (0-62mph) sprint and maxes out at 250km/h (155mph).

Behind the wheel, the A110 feels properly balanced and alive, especially in ‘Track’ mode, but despite that, the automaker claims that this is not your average weekend warrior.

After taking the exciting coupe out for a short run, Australia’s Drive claims that it doesn’t feel like a rich man’s Renault, but rather like a poor man’s McLaren – and that is very high praise indeed.

Down Under, it will cost an estimated AUD $90,000-$100,000 (USD $69,834-$77,594), whereas in France it’s expected to cost between €55,000 and €60,000 ($65,365-$71,307). So far, Alpine has no plans to offer it in North America.


Is The 2018 Alpine A110 Good Enough To Worry Porsche’s 718 Cayman? 9
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alpine, Alpine A110, Alpine Videos, UK, video on 12 9th, 2017

Finally, Alpine has let the first journalists to test their new A110, and the first reviews are more than positive, as it marks the rebirth of the historic brand in the best way possible, according to Autocar’s driving impressions.

Based on an all-new aluminum platform, the lightweight mid-engine coupe is powered by a turbocharged 1.8-liter engine with 247hp and 236lb-ft that’s paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which is the only gearbox available. Weight is an impressively low 1,080kg (2,380lbs), which gives the A110 a power-to-weight ratio of 231hp per tonne that’s good enough for a 0-62mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.5 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 155mph (250km/h).

The suspension uses double wishbones front and rear, while the floor is completely flat and employs a rear diffuser, giving the new Alpine the combination of low drag with true downforce.

Is the new Alpine A110 as good as it sounds and can it challenge the likes of Porsche’s 718 Cayman and Alfa Romeo’s 4C? Find out by watching the video right after the jump.


Alpine A110 Is The Tail-Happy Renault You Were Looking For 6
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alpine, Alpine A110, Alpine Videos, drifting, new cars, video on 12 6th, 2017

The all-new Alpine A110 needs to be pretty darn good to compete against the sexy Alfa Romeo 4C, and the playful and complete Porsche Cayman.

However, it appears that it has all the right stuff to help it challenge both of its rivals, while making cars such as the Toyota 86 seem boring, in the right hands, as the video posted by L’Argus proves.

Shot on ‘Circuit du Grand Sambuc’, in Southern France, likely during the media test drive that occurred not long ago, it shows the mid-engined and rear-wheel drive French coupe drifting and power sliding for a couple of precious minutes.

The track conditions don’t seem ideal for a few fast laps, but with the traction control turned off, and with Track mode engaged, which adapts the engine, gearbox, steering, and exhaust note to their most extreme settings, the Alpine A110 became a tail-happy animal.

And it didn’t even use special tires during the exciting run, as the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S were more than capable of withstanding the lateral accelerations.

So, is this enough to make you consider buying an Alpine A110? Let us know what you think in the comments section.


Alpine Details The A110 Premiere Edition In New Images And Videos 5
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alpine, Alpine A110, Alpine Videos, featured, Galleries, new cars, Renault Alpine, video on 12 5th, 2017

Introduced earlier this year, at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Alpine A110 was taken to the Aix en Provence, in southern France, for a test drive and photo shoot.

Shown here is the Premiere Edition of the brand’s Porsche Cayman and Alfa Romeo 4C challenger, which was spoken for within the first days after order books opened, but it will be followed by the mass produced version, in the very near future.

Limited to just 1,955 examples, a nod to the year Alpine was founded, the A110 Premiere Edition marks the relaunch of the iconic brand, and sets itself apart from the regular models by carrying a set of visual updates, both on the outside and in the cabin. As far as the sticker price goes, the manufacturer asked €58,500 for each unit, which equals to $69,370 at the current exchange rates.

By now, you probably know that Alpine has no interest of launching it in the United States, but in other markets, customers will get to enjoy its mid-mounted 1.8-liter turbocharged engine, which was recently adopted by the new Renault Megane RS, with a different output. In the A110, the unit is rated at 252PS (248hp) and 320Nm (236lb-ft) of torque, enabling a 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint made in 4.5sec, and a top speed electronically capped at 250km/h (155mph).

Like all Alpine models, the new A110 is rear-wheel drive, and it channels the output to the wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Drivers will be able to choose between one of the three modes, called Normal, Sport, and Track, which adapt the entire car according to the selected setting.



Alpine A110 Cup Unveiled For The 2018 Alpine Europa Cup 26
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Alpine, Alpine A110, Alpine Videos, Motorsport, new cars, video on 10 26th, 2017

Alpine has unveiled the new A110 Cup, shortly ahead of the first deliveries of the A110 Premiere Edition.
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Alpine Shows The A110 Being Torture Tested 13
Posted by Brad Anderson in Alpine, Alpine A110, Alpine Videos, video on 07 13th, 2017

Before customer deliveries of the long-awaited Alpine A110 begin, the French marque has released a series of videos showing some of the torture tests the sports car has been subjected to.
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New Alpine A110 Marks The Return Of A Legend 30
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alpine, Alpine A110, Alpine Videos, Goodwood, new cars, renault, UK, video on 06 30th, 2017

Renault's revived Alpine brand is present these days at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed with the all-new A110.
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New Alpine A110 Proves Sports Cars Don’t Need Massive Engines To Be Fast 30
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alpine, Alpine A110, Alpine Scoops, Alpine Videos, new cars, Scoops, video on 06 30th, 2017

Yes, we know that Renault have an entirely new Megane RS coming out, but the A110 is hotter, and it also marks the return of the iconic 'Alpine' moniker.
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Alpine A110 Tackles The Nurburgring In Latest Tests 26
Posted by Brad Anderson in Alpine, Alpine A110, Alpine Scoops, Alpine Videos, Nurburgring, renault, Scoops, video on 06 26th, 2017

Alpine may have premiered the new A110 sports car at the Geneva Motor Show but development of the Porsche Cayman fighter continues and recently headed to the Nurburgring.
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This Is The Alpine A110 Video We’ve All Been Waiting For 10
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alpine, Alpine A110, Alpine Videos, new cars, video on 03 10th, 2017

Any mid-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car driven hard on Col de Turini would capture our attention, but it's an extra special when it's a brand-new model like Alpine's new A110.
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Take A Closer Look At The All-New Alpine A110 8
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alpine, Alpine A110, Alpine Videos, Geneva Motor Show, new cars, video on 03 8th, 2017

Alpine have come up with a Porsche 718 Cayman and Alfa Romeo 4C rival, the A110.

The two-door coupe has a mid-mounted 1.8-liter turbocharged four-pot delivering 247 horses and 236 pound-feet (320 Nm) of torque, which, combined with its lightweight design, allows for the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in just 4.5 seconds, with top speed being electronically capped at 155 mph (250 km/h).

There’s no manual gearbox on offer, as the A110 gets a standard 7-speed dual-clutch transmission driving the rear wheels. It has three driving modes to select from – Normal, Sport and Track, which adapt the engine, steering, gearbox, ESC, and exhaust mode for each specific scenario.

The production car stays true to the Vision Concept and encompasses design features that were first used on the original A110 of the 1960s.

Enthusiasts have high expectations when it comes to the new French sports car, but before being able to take it out for a ride, it’s videos like this one posted by Evo that will answer some of your questions. In this case, Alpine’s chief designer, David Twohig, was kind enough to point out a few interesting things about the A110.

And if you would like to take a closer look at it, then the 2017 Geneva Motor Show is the place to be.


Take A Peek At Alpine’s New Lightweight Aluminum Chassis 17
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alpine, Alpine A120, Alpine Videos, Renault Alpine, Reports, video on 01 17th, 2017

Alpine has released new photos showing the aluminum chassis and bodywork of their upcoming A120 sports car, which is due for a reveal at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
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New Alpine A120 Teaser Contains Lots Of Drifting, Premiere Edition Officially Announced 8
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alpine, Alpine A120, Alpine Videos, Renault Alpine, video on 12 8th, 2016

As the unveiling date for Alpine's first car, allegedly named A120, is fast approaching, Renault's revived brand has started the teasing game.
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Take A Detailed Tour Around Alpine’s Gorgeous Vision Concept 8
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alpine, Alpine Concepts, Alpine Videos, concepts, video on 06 8th, 2016

The French performance brand is close to its official relaunch and the Vision Concept is our best look in what Alpine has in store for us.
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