The Première Edition will have a limited run of 1,955 units and will come with special equipment like Sabelt one-piece seats
After debuting the production model earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, Alpine will finally unveil the A110 Première Edition at the Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace from August 31 to September 2. Customer deliveries will begin in Europe in 2018.
Alpine will produce 1,955 examples of the A110 Première Edition, and they’ll carry a cost of €58,500 ($66,630 at current exchange rates) in France. The special version will come with leather-upholstered Sabelt one-piece seats, 18-inch forged wheels, and a Focal stereo.
Gallery: 2017 - Alpine A110 Live Geneva
The modern A110 features rounded styling that takes cues from the original. The model uses an aluminum body that keeps weight low at 2,380 pounds (1,080 kilograms). Alpine focuses on handling so the coupe has a low center of gravity and 44:56 front-rear weight distribution.
A turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder packs 252 horsepower (188 kilowatts) and 236 pound-feet (320 Newton-meters) of torque, and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox channels power to the rear. The coupe can reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph (250 kph).
Alpine recently started teasing a racing version of the A110 for a one-make competition series. Details remain scant at the moment. The track-spec coupe has a revised bodykit for more downforce, roll cage, and stripped interior. Expect the 1.8-liter four-cylinder to produce more power, too.
Alpine’s next model will reportedly be a small performance crossover to rival the Porsche Macan. The vehicle will allegedly take a platform from an existing Renault or Nissan crossover, and the engineers will focus on keeping weight low. Four-wheel steering will likely make the CUV a sharp handler, and power will possibly come from the same turbocharged 1.8-liter as the A110.
Gallery: 2018 Alpine A110 production model
Alpine to showcase new A110 Première Edition at Salon Privé alongside heritage A110 SX Berlinette
· Alpine A110 Première Edition will be shown at this year’s Salon Privé
· Visitors will be among the first to see the car before going on sale in 2018
· Alpine will showcase its motorsport DNA and heritage by displaying one of the last A110s – a 1977 Alpine A110 SX Berlinette
The all-new Alpine A110 Première Edition will be shown at this year’s eagerly anticipated luxury automotive event, Salon Privé, from 31st August to 2nd September.
Visitors to Salon Privé will be among the very first in the UK to get an exclusive glimpse of the new Alpine A110 in Première Edition specification before going on sale in the UK next year.
Combining the timeless Alpine principles of compact size, light weight and agility, this mid-engined two-seater sports coupe is true to the spirit of its predecessors, and in particular an A110 ‘Berlinette’, one of the last to leave the Dieppe factory, which will be on display alongside .
“This is our Salon Privé debut – and what better way to make it than with our brand-new A110,” said Regis Fricotté, Alpine Director Europe and International. “The original Berlinette handled winding roads with aplomb. It had it all; agility, lightness, the ability to become one with the driver, and with elegance to boot. We decided to bring back Alpine to give fans of performance driving the chance to experience this lost pleasure. It’s been years in the making and I can’t wait to share the car with the guests at this year’s event before official UK deliveries early next year.”
Officially launched earlier in 2017 and promising driving pleasure, the aluminium-bodied, ultra-lightweight 1080kg (excluding options) A110 benefits from optimal weight distribution (44% front/ 56% rear) and, due to its compact size and low centre of gravity, makes it very agile.
The Alpine’s mass is also concentrated around the centre of the car, with the fuel tank behind the front axle and the engine in front of the rear axle, enabling the driver to feel at one with the car. Powered by a 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which boasts 252bhp, the A110’s enviable power-to-weight ratio is an impressive 233bhp:tonne. Accelerating from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds is aided in part by the seven-speed wet-clutch DCT gearbox which also helps the car to reach a limited 155mph top speed.
“The A110 is one of the most important sports cars this year and it’s really exciting to have it at Salon Privé before official deliveries,” said Salon Privé co-founder David Bagley. “This car builds on Apline’s rich heritage, which I’m also pleased to announce will be showcased at this year’s event with the original A110, and I’m sure will be a game-changer in its class when it’s officially released next year.”
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Now in its 12th year, Salon Privé is firmly established as the UK’s most prestigious luxury Classic and Supercar Show & Concours d’Élégance. It returns to the opulent grounds of Blenheim Palace for the third year running in 2017 from Thursday 31st August to Saturday 2nd September. The three-day event incorporates the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance, Boodles Ladies’ Day and the all-new for 2017 Concours Masters, focusing on a ‘Tribute to 70 Years of Ferrari’ , as well as the EFG Art and Memorabilia Fair and The Salon Privé Sale hosted by Silverstone Auctions. Salon Privé takes pride of place amongst the leading automotive shows of the world, including America’s Amelia Island Concours, Pebble Beach Concours and Italy’s Villa d’Este.