Alpine updates A110 sports car ahead of EV transformation

France’s Alpine has unveiled a new version of the A110 model on Wednesday. This is the second update to the sportscar’s mid-engine since its debut at 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. The latest upgrades bring new technology, and an expanded range of models.

In 2019, the A110 S performance range-topper was introduced. This vehicle offers a power boost over the A110, and has a more aggressively tuned chassis. A new A110 GT is available for 2022. It boasts the same power as the A110 S, but has cabin options and tuning that are more in keeping with the GT name.

Thunder Gray will be the exclusive color of the A110 GT. It also features “GT” badging on the rear and door sills, plus standard luxury appointments like leather seats with contrast stitching, as well as park assist with sensors and a rear-view camera. It also features 18-inch wheels with Brembo brakes that have 12.6-inch pistons, which is larger than the A110.

2022 Alpine Alpine A110

Sabelt’s grippy sports seats are standard on the A110 S. Also, aluminum pedals and microfiber trim with contrast stitching come as an option. Also, the A110 S features 18 inch wheels and 12.6 inches brake calipers. However, it has wider tires than the A110 GT. Michelin Pilot Sport 4s are the standard tires, however track enthusiasts can select semi-slicks Michelin PS Cup 2Connect semi-slicks.

A brand new package for the A110 S: an aero package. This kit contains carbon-fiber components, including an underbody element, lip spoiler and rear wing. It will generate additional downforce of 310 pounds when properly fitted. Alpine estimates that the A110 S fitted with this kit will reach a maximum speed of 170 MPH. The time from 0-60 MPH is estimated at around 4.2 seconds.

The A110’s three variants all have a turbocharged 1.8-liter inline-4, mated with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission and turning the rear wheels. The A110 standard has 248 HP and 236 Lb-ft. A110 GT and A110 S each have 296 HP and 250 Lb-ft respectively. This car is less than 2,500 lbs.

2022 Alpine A110

2022 Alpine Alpine A110

The updated infotainment system, which relies on the 7.0 inch touchscreen and is compatible both with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, comes with all variants. Some voice commands can be understood by the system. Alpine Telematics is a new feature, standard on the A110 S. It displays key metrics in real time such as turbo pressure and gearbox temperature. Power, torque, speed, steering wheel angle, acceleration, horsepower, and torque. You can also use the built-in chronograph to track your times.

The updated A110 range will be delivered in March to markets that the French brand is present, but unfortunately not the U.S.

The A110 should continue to sell well until Alpine’s electric transformation at the end of the decade. Alpine has at least three electric cars in development. The first is expected to be ready for customers by 2024. There are a crossover, hot-hatch and sports car. Lotus is developing the sports car in collaboration with Lotus using its new E-Sports platform.

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Author: Brandon Park