Alpine A110 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the new coupe from Renault's revived sports car brand. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the A110 car range.
The Alpine A110 is the comeback car for the French brand that's not been sold since the early 1990s. It's an all-aluminium coupe headed against the likes of the Porsche 718 Cayman and lightweight Lotus Elises and the like. For more information on the A110, click on our further stories on the links below.
60sec road test
Right-hand drive UK sales of the Alpine A110 started in spring 2018 and now we've driven it in the UK, it's safe to declare we're big fans. Just 1955 Première first editions will be sold, reflecting the year Alpine was founded, but the A110 Pure and Legende editions put the focus on lightweight and create comforts respectively.
The delightful engineering concept has delivered a rewarding drive: it follows a Lotus-alike aluminium construction, with two extrusions either side of the passenger compartment for stiffness, with aluminium body and chassis components glued and riveted to them. The bespoke Alpine 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine is mounted amidships, driving the rear wheels. And with a kerbweight starting at just 1080kg, performance is suitably fizzy (0-62mph takes a claimed 4.5sec).
The one we’d buy
Simple buying choice here: there is only one A110 at launch. In time, we expect lower-powered versions to stretch the range down...
The one we’d avoid like the plague
Nope - we'll take any version, thanks
Rivals to consider
Alfa Romeo 4C, Lotus Elise, Porsche 718 Cayman, Toyota GT86 (conceptually, if not price)
Aluminium lightweight tech, pert styling, purity of drive, compact dimensions
We hope it doesn't suffer from low-volume malaises...