Adding more variety should help the A110 become more appealing to a lot of customers

The Alpine A110 GT4 may be hogging the spotlight in Geneva, but the French automaker’s booth also includes a pair of special edition A110s with personalities of their own. The Alpine A110 Pure Edition is the driver-focused version of the three new special edition A110s. Meanwhile, the Alpine A110 Legende is the comfort-oriented version. Altogether, the three special edition A110s help add more variety to the A110 lineup, giving customers the opportunity to choose which of these three versions suit them best.

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The A110 Pure Edition is the most driver-focused version of the three special editions, which essentially means that it’s the most no-nonsense version of the lot

We’ve already dedicated some time to the A110 GT4, so this space is reserved for the Pure and Legende versions of the French sports car.

The A110 Pure Edition is the most driver-focused version of the three special editions, which essentially means that it’s the most no-nonsense version of the lot. You can see it by just looking at it. There are no fancy colors and no overblown aerodynamic bits. About the only things that it has that counts as added aesthetics are the matte carbon fiber cabin trim and microfiber interior upholstery. It also gets one-piece Sabelt sports seats that weigh just under 30 pounds (13.1 kilos) per seat. Weight-savings is the defining trait of this particular A110, so it’s no surprise that as a whole, the A110 Pure Edition weighs just 2,380 pounds (1,080 kilos), making it the lightest of the three special edition A110s.

“The Pure’s sporting personality is demonstrated by its Sabelt sports seats, matte carbon fiber interior trim, and 17-inch wheels,” said Antony Villain, Alpine’s head of design. “It is clearly the most stripped-back, focused version of the A110.”

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Those who opt for the A110 Pure Edition do have the option to add some things to the sports car

Those who opt for the A110 Pure Edition do have the option to add some things to the sports car. An active sports exhaust is available as an option. More powerful Brembo brakes are also on the menu, as is a set of 18-inch wheels, six-way adjustable comfort seats that are themselves light in weight, and a choice of two Focal audio systems.

Meanwhile, the A110 Legende Edition is the luxury grand tourer version among the three special edition A110s. This particular version carries its own unique set of upgrades, including a set of two-tone 18-inch ‘Légende’ wheels that pay homage to the wheel design on the original A110 Berlinette 1600S. If this set isn’t to your liking, two more 18-inch wheel designs are also available. Inside, the A110 Legende Edition can be customized with full leather upholstery in black or brown and a gloss-finished carbon fiber interior trim.

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The A110 Legende Edition is the luxury grand tourer version among the three special edition A110

More upgrades for this special edition A110 can be achieved by getting similar add-ons like the ones available to the A110 Pure Edition. This includes an active sports exhaust, heated seats, and a Focal Premium audio system that adds a subwoofer to the pair of speakers and two tweeters that it already has. The result is a car that weighs a little more than the A110 Pure Edition — 2,475 pounds (1,123 kilos) — but makes up for it with a more polished look and feel to it.

“The Légende’s heritage flavors, including brown leather upholstery and 18-inch ‘Légende’ wheels, which are inspired by an original A110 Berlinette 1600S wheel design, indicate a more refined character,” Villain said.

Alpine didn’t say how much the A110 Pure and A110 Legende Editions are going to cost. For reference, the A110 Premiere Edition that the automaker released early last year was priced at €57,500, or around $71,300.

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Pure is the most driver-focused A110
Légende enhances the A110’s refinement and everyday usability
Both versions share technical specification with Première Edition
New body colour options, comfort seats and wheel designs also announced

Having been introduced late in 2017, the sold-out A110 Première Edition became the first new Alpine for more than two decades. Now, as the production series versions of the A110 are unveiled, Alpine’s revival continues at pace.

With their own distinct personalities, the Pure and Légende models broaden the scope of the A110 sports car. Beneath the surface both versions share their lightweight aluminium structure, turbocharged powertrain and suspension settings with the Première Edition, meaning they remain true to Alpine’s core principles of absolute agility, thrilling performance and handling precision. With the A110 Pure destined to live its life on winding mountain roads, the A110 Légende is the grand tourer of the range with effortless everyday usability pushed to the fore.

The A110 at its most driver-focused, the Pure continues in the same thrill-inducing spirit as the A110 Première Edition. It also recalls the classic Alpine models that achieved countless victories on Europe’s racetracks and rally stages in the Sixties and Seventies. Offering the most stripped-back driving experience and an unfiltered connection between driver and machine, the A110 Pure comes equipped with 17-inch wheels and extensive weight saving measures, including one-piece Sabelt sports seats that weigh just 13.1kg each - the same items that were fitted to the Première Edition. As a result, the A110 Pure weighs 1080kg.

Its sporting intent is underlined by leather and microfibre interior upholstery and matte carbon fibre cabin trim. Like all road-going versions of the A110, the Pure is equipped as standard with Alpine’s Mode Selector, which enables the driver to switch between Normal, Sport and Track modes. It also comes with climate control air conditioning, satellite navigation, mySPIN mobile phone connectivity and LED head and taillights, meaning everyday ease of use hasn’t been compromised in the pursuit of driver engagement.

Buyers can optionally add more powerful Brembo brakes and an active sports exhaust for a stirring sports car soundtrack, while 18-inch wheels in a choice of two designs are also available. Six-way adjustable comfort seats – which are still light and very supportive – and a choice of two Focal audio systems can be specified to make the Pure better suited still to everyday use, as can front and rear parking sensors with a reversing camera.

Meanwhile, the A110 Légende is a sophisticated grand tourer with a refined personality.

Its day-to-day credentials are highlighted by six-way adjustable comfort seats, full leather upholstery in black or brown and gloss-finished carbon fibre interior trim. A Focal audio system, plus front and rear parking sensors with a reversing camera further underline its effortless usability. The distinctive two-tone ‘Légende’ wheels pay homage to an original A110 Berlinette 1600S wheel design. Two additional 18-inch wheel designs are also available.

The A110 Légende can be further upgraded with an active sports exhaust, heated seats and a Focal Premium audio system, which adds a subwoofer to the pair of speakers and two tweeters. Like the Pure, the Légende is already equipped with climate control air conditioning, satellite navigation, mySPIN mobile phone connectivity and LED lights.

With the introduction of the Pure and Légende models, Alpine is also announcing three new paint options: Blanc Irisé, Bleu Abysse and Gris Tonnerre*. Additionally, Alpine Blue and Noir Profond (black) are also available, having been introduced on the Première Edition.

Michael van der Sande, Alpine Managing Director, commented: “With the launch of the Pure and Légende, there is now an A110 to suit all tastes. The Pure sits right at the heart of what Alpine is all about; agility, responsiveness and the most rewarding driving experience.

“The Légende is the model that really takes Alpine into new territory. Its technical specification is identical to that of the A110 Pure, so it is thrilling to drive, too. With its comfort seats and higher standard specification, though, it is undoubtedly the model for those buyers who will be using their A110 on a daily basis or for long journeys.

“Between them, the new Pure and Légende models lift the revival of Alpine to the next level.”

Antony Villain, Alpine Head of Design, added: “By introducing the Pure and Légende we have broadened the A110’s footprint, giving it a wider appeal. The two models have their own distinct philosophies; the Pure is for the keenest drivers who demand the most involving driving experience, while the Légende is about style and refinement.

“The Pure’s sporting personality is demonstrated by its Sabelt sports seats, matte carbon fibre interior trim and 17-inch wheels. It is clearly the most stripped-back, focused version of the A110. Meanwhile, the Légende’s heritage flavours, including brown leather upholstery and 18-inch ‘Légende’ wheels, which are inspired by an original A110 Berlinette 1600S wheel design, indicate a more refined character.”

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