New range topper for

Alpine line up

Alpine A110S, 2019, front
Alpine A110S, 2019, rear
Alpine A110S, 2019, interior

AN uprated version of the Alpine 110 sports car has been announced with a stiffer chassis and more power.

The A110S will join the existing Pure and Legend models in October as the range topper for the French car brand owned by Renault.

UK prices are still to be confirmed but are expected to be in the region of £65,000.

The A110S has its 1.8-litre turbo engine boosted to 292ps - 40ps more than in the other models - which shaves its 0 to 60 acceleration down to 4.4seconds and increases top speed to 162mph.

It also revs higher with peak power onstream at 6,400rpm and is fitted with an electronic differential to control wheelspin.

Alpine says the A110S has been designed to be more thrilling to drive and the car also has a slightly lowered ride height as well as uprated suspension.

With its lightweight construction the A110S has a power to weight ratio of 3.8kg/ps compared to the 4.3kg/ps of the other versions.

Exterior details include orange brake calipers and GT Race wheels and the option of a matt finish grey paint which is exclusive to the A110S.

Inside, the cabin has orange detailing in the trim and other options include a carbon fibre roof and carbon finish for the Sabelt sports seats.

Jean-Pascal Dauce, Alpine chief engineer, said: "Earlier versions of the A110 were pitched very much in line with the original 1970s A110 - just like that classic model they're playful and fun to drive.

"The A110S has a very different character. Its bespoke chassis setup makes it a very focused sports car. High-speed stability and handling precision are two of its defining characteristics."

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