Back in the fifties, Alpine was created to build race winners using the technologies Renault could offer at the time. After the brand became world famous thanks to the original A110s' success in rallying, company founder Jean Rédélé was able to built the more advanced Dieppe plant in 1969.
49 years and a $40 million investment later, on December 14, 2017, the first new A110 rolled off the line at the same factory.
Now, less than twelve month past production start, Alpine is past building its 1955 units of A110 Premiere Editions. And what the automotive press has learnt already is that Renault's lightweight engineering led to a car that won't look out of place parked next to carbon fiber supercar like the McLaren 570S. The A110 has no competition on today's market, given how a PDK-equipped Porsche 718 Cayman weighs at least 577 lbs. more.
Unfortunately, unless you live in Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, the A110 is not available in your country just yet. However, Alpine's future expansion mostly depends on the success achieved on these fifteen markets, and since the “Première Editions” have been reserved for Europe, there should be a lot more coming from this iconic French brand.