Here’s Your First Look at the Electric Alpine A110 E-ternité
Alpine was established back in 1955, and it stayed alive until 1995. The company tried its first revival attempt in 2017 with the introduction of the new Alpine A110, but the attempt wasn’t very successful. Now the company dropped the idea to offer an ICE powered sports car and decided to focus on an electric future. In a recent interview with the British magazine AutoCar, Alpine boss, Laurent Rossi, confirmed that the company plans to go all-electric by 2026. The lineup should include an electric A110 sportscar, along with an electric hot hatch and an electric crossover. While we have no idea of how the other two models will look, we now have a preview of the future electric A110.
Alpine A110 EV Confirmed: The All-Electric Sports Car Should Launch By 2026
Alpine finally pledged to join the EV race by 2026 with the electric A110 sportscar, along with an electric hot hatch and an electric crossover. A report from Autocar confirms that Alpine boss, Laurent Rossi, is looking forward to the transition and has stated that the electric A110 coupe will retain the driving dynamics it is known for. The electric A110 will be pivotal in the French carmaker’s history.
A110 GT Jean Rédélé Limited Edition - Paying Tribute to 100 Years of Alpine
Born on May 17, 1922, Jean Rédélé was in his early 30s when founded Alpine back in 1955. Until then, he owned a Renault dealership in France and raced Dieppe-Rouen with a 4 CV. The first car built under the Alpine name was the A106 - a name referring to the power pack of the 4CV of the 1060 series. In 1971, Alpine cars finished first, second, and fourth in the Monte Carlo rally, while in 1973 the A110 1800 finished first, second, third, and fifth at the same rally and won the World Rally Championship with 155 points, beating Porsche, Lancia and Ford.
2022 marks the centenary of its founder’s birth and in order to celebrate the event, Alpine announced the launch of the special edition A110 GT J. Rédélé. The unveiling took place during the Alpine 100-year celebration, where another 1,000 examples of iconic Alpine models past and present gathered together for an epic party.
Drag Race: Toyota GR Supra Vs Porsche Cayman GTS Vs Alpine A110 S
Carwow is back with another one of its epic drag races and this one actually makes quite a bit of sense. Ever since the Alpine A110 S came out, we have been wondering how the French mid-engine sports car would fare against some of the hottest sports cars, currently on sale. The British YouTube channel provides the answer, courtesy of a Porsche 718 Cayman GTS and a Toyota GR Supra.
2022 Alpine A110 Comes With More Power and New Aero
The saying “win on Sunday, sell on Monday” still carries weight in the automotive world and Alpine is one of the latest examples. 2021 was indeed a good year for the small French carmaker. It ventured into Formula One and won the Grand Prix in Hungary while simultaneously pushing ahead with the Endurance program in the Hypercar category. The company’s motorsport strife has been perfectly reflected by the revamped Alpine A110, which is even more exciting.
Alpine A108 Is The Forgotten Predecessor To The Original A110
When it comes to high-performance sports cars, Alpine is rarely the first brand to come to mind. Nowadays, the brand is has been revived and the Alpine A110 is a faithful reboot to the original 1961 A110. What many don’t know, however, is that the original A110 is actually an evolution of an older model – the much less known A108.
James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception
James May is at it again, this time taking us on a tour of yet another one, of his quirky cars, that the man owns. This one is a classic MAY Review that we have come to enjoy over the years. He goes over his Alpine A110 S, giving his unique perspective, highlighting details about the car that you might otherwise miss.
This Alpine A110 Almost Sounds Like an F1 Car
The Alpine A110 Has Escaped the Clutches of Death For Now But It’s Living On Borrowed Time
In times of restrictions and cost-cutting, guess what sort of cars are the most vulnerable? It’s those models that don’t bring in a lot of sales and which, at the same time, are expensive to produce. Most often than not, those victims identify themselves as sports cars.
Let’s take the Alpine A110, for example. So far, it was able to elude its demise as the Dieppe plant won’t get shut down. The future, however, holds no good news for the A110.
2020 Alpine A110 Légende GT
Alpine’s return to automotive prominence hit another milestone with the unveiling of the A110 Legende GT. Billed as the “most refined interpretation of the A110 to date,” the A110 Legende GT breaks away from its contemporaries with a smattering of exclusive touches, including an all-new paint finish that will be seen for the first time on the A110.
There is, of course, more to the Legende GT than a fancy new paint. The special edition also boasts a bespoke exterior that matches the exclusivity of the interior. Alpine only plans to release 400 units of the A110 Legende GT. The special edition sports coupe is available to order in France with a starting price of €69,300. That’s around $77,000 based on current exchange rates.
2020 Alpine A110 SportsX
Alpine has decided to partake in a fun design exercise that blends the the modern-day Alpine A110 with inspiration derived from the A110 SportsX that won the Monte Carlo Rally in 1973. . The idea is to showcase the potential for customization offered by the current A110, and showcase that it does. Alpine started by making the A110 80 mm wider and followed up by raising the suspension by 60 mm to make it more off-road friendly.
As far as we can tell, the modern-day Alpine A110 SportsX is powered by the same engine as the standard A100, which means there’s a 1.8-liter four-cylinder in place to do the dirty work. Power output should be pegged at 252 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. This design study, if it was slated for production wouldn’t be quite so fast to 60 mph (4.5 seconds) but it would be more of a go-anywhere type of vehicle so it might be a fair trade-off.
We’ve organized a nice gallery of the Alpine A110 SportsX in the slider above and the page below. Go ahead and browse through and let us know what you think.
The Alpine A110S Has Been Announced And We’ll Probably See it at Le Mans
After months of speculation, Alpine has finally pulled the covers off of the A110S, the new range-topping model in the French automaker’s budding performance lineup. The A110S takes its place above the standard A110 with more power on tap in addition to a specific chassis setup and improved power-to-weight ratio. It’s largely still the same beautiful coupé that burst into the scene in 2017, but the A110S also benefits from a few cosmetic upgrades in the exterior and interior department. Unfortunately, the Alpine A110S isn’t coming to the U.S. market. It is already available in Europe, though, with a starting price of €66,500. That converts to around $75,000 in case you were wondering. Alpine is expected to start delivering the A110s to customers beginning in October this year. As for us here in America, well, tough luck yet again.