Alpine has finally revealed the new A110 and the production car is exactly what we've been wishing for: the gorgeous concept from last year with bigger mirrors.
Built around a new mid-engined aluminum chassis with its body panels made of the same lightweight alloys, the French answer to the sports car question comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an output of around 300 horsepower, linked to a double-clutch automatic gearbox. That is the only option, no manual here, unfortunately. According to Renault's performance brand, this drivetrain grants the A110 a zero to sixty time of 4.5 seconds. But that's hardly the biggest selling point.
What make this car particularly desirable is not only its looks, but also that the Alpine is highly aerodynamic, as light as it can be without the extensive use of expensive composites (around 1100 kilograms, hence the name), and with a chassis set up by Renault's best crew, it has every chance to deliver what it says at speed.[contentlinks align='left' textonly='false' numbered='false' headline='Related%20Story' customtitles='Latest%20Alpine%20Teasers%20Show%20off%20Aero' customimages='' content='article.32427']
Back in December, Alpine started taking pre-orders for the A110 in Europe, but there's still no word on whether these sixties-inspired beauties will make it to America down the line. Maybe through Infiniti dealers? We'll find out more at Geneva next week.