James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery

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  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    Captain Slow is known for owning some really strange and quirky cars, with a wide variety of cars in his garage ranging from his Hydrogen-powered Mirai to the BEV Tesla Model S
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    The former TopGear/Grand Tour presenter recently reviewed his Alpine A110 S on DriveTribe
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    He goes over the benefits of downsizing while he reviews the Alpine because James believes that A110 S really is a downsized super car
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    He draws this analogy because the Alpine has a mid-engined layout
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    and a lack of space for luggage
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    which are traits that are typical of a supercar like a Lamborghini or Mclaren
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    But there's one area where MAY thinks that the Alpine really shines
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    Renault has god the extra mile to shave off the pounds and saving weight, right down to not using speaker grilles and employing light weight performance seats
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    With that, James hits the road, where he reiterates the benefits of less weight
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    Firstly, you need smaller tires to lug around a lighter car
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    Second, you don't need a big engine. The Alpine features a modest 1.8 L engine that produces 248 HP and 236 lb-ft of torque
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    James says that these performance numbers are more than adequate for this lightweight supercar
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    with the Alpine offering quite the drive, as James takes to some of Britains B roads
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    Even though the man is all praises about the Alpine, there is one area where he feels the French Automaker got it wrong
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    Alpine like Ford with the Mustang, and FIAT with the 500, wanted to invoke a feeling of nostalgia with the A110S, drawing styling cues from the original 60's classic
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    But there's a problem. Although the proportions of the car are perfect viewed from the side
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    It is when these cars are viewed from up front
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    and from behind, where these cars tend to look rather blocky
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    James says that modern legislation and safety norms hamper a designers freedom, and as a result, these modern cars don't look their best
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    But apart from this one gripe, James totally acknowledges Alpine's effort of downsizing
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
    Because it is cars like the A110 S that will help preserve the true spirit of a supercar in an age where every automaker is churning out SUVs.
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  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
  • James May Loves the Alpine A110S With One Big Exception - gallery
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