Currently reading: Goodwood 2018: Alpine A110 Pure and Legende take to the hill climb
Lighter variant and more refined version of the sports car will arrive next summer; pricing is competitive with the Porsche 718 Cayman
Sam Sheehan
2 mins read
13 July 2018

Alpine has shown the lightest version of its A110 sports car, the Pure, and the higher-spec Légende at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, following their debuts at the Geneva motor show.

The Pure is priced from £46,905, while the Légende is priced from £50,805, meaning both sit in the price gap between the 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre versions of the Porsche 718 Cayman, which top out at £45,467 and start at £52,738 respectively. 

The Pure (pictured in white) weighs just 1080kg, thanks to a pared-back specification that does away with unnecessary luxuries. Alpine says it retains the “minimalist approach” of the Première Édition but is more “driver-focused”. It has ditched heavier cabin materials in the Pure and used the lightest wheel option to minimise unsprung mass. Lightweight seats also form part of the diet.

Drive comes from the same turbocharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, producing 249bhp and 236lb ft of torque, as used in the Première Édition. The power-to-weight ratio will therefore be the car's headline 231bhp per tonne – 9bhp per tonne more than the 2.5-litre 718 Cayman S.

The Légende (pictured in grey) is intended as a more refined A110 that's better suited to everyday driving. It receives leather seats in black or brown, a premium sound system and a more forgiving chassis set-up than the Pure. It too retains the 249bhp engine.

The two new variants signal the start of a line-up expansion for the A110. A probable next addition will come with more power, because while the A110's engine is shared with the Mégane RS, it falls short of the hot hatch’s output by 33bhp. If the RS powerplant were to be offered in a future A110 variant with around 300bhp, the sports car could produce in excess of 277bhp per tonne.

Alpine is due to open its first UK dealerships this year. The Première Édition sold out in five days and deliveries are due to commence this summer, while the first Pure and Légende models will arrive next summer.

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Peter Cavellini 6 June 2018

Money money money!

 No , not the Song!, quite a lot for not a lot, it would have to be a Cayman chaser.....?

Andrew Kirk 6 June 2018

Alpine A110

I get pretty fed up when you all say how expensive the A110 is compared to a Cayman. Have you looked at the cost of A 718 Cayman with options added that are standard to the Alpine - it is £1000's more expensive. It's not cheap but I think the A110 is good value!

5wheels 28 February 2018

stop annoying and bleeding the punters

why why why cant they do it all right first time. Why 12 months after launch they try to do it as it should have been done in the first place. They are certainly not alone in this dirty stealing you money business. It is why I baulk at buying new. I know that 12-18 months at most down the road out the trot a tweaked improved breathed on high quality etc etc etc nausiating etc.. They make us out to be idiots, oh well as they say a fool and his money!!