8 December 2017
Review

Alpine is back, so the hashtag goes. The Alpine A110 is the first product of the reborn French sports car company, and it's special: it has a new, all-aluminium architecture, with its engine in the middle, driving the rear wheels, and it weighs less than 1100kg.

Those are sensational statistics and they make the Alpine A110 sensational to drive. It's great fun on road or circuit, but there is a catch: at nearly £50,000, it's as expensive as a Porsche 718 Cayman. Can it match the Porsche to look at, sit in and, crucially, to drive? Find out in this comprehensive review.

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jer

8 December 2017

But wouldn't 35k at most make more sense?

9 December 2017
Yes, I would make more sense. But neither would it exist.

9 December 2017

Put on a diet, rather than gain weight... to have an exciting sports car in the traditional sense. Not one that needs gadgetry to keep it on the road. Did you know that the 911 grew almost 12" wider since its debut in the 60's? There's a market for agile, lightweight, yet still comfie enough sports cars that are as wide as a Ford Fiesta, so there's more road space to enjoy yourself.

9 December 2017

Interesting since Porsche has abandoned brilliant engines.

 

9 December 2017

A manual Lotus Elise, plus, has the added bonus of being a convertible, cheaper and isn't bloated like the 2 cars shown in the video

9 December 2017

A manual Lotus Elise, plus, has the added bonus of being a convertible, cheaper and isn't bloated like the 2 cars shown in the video

9 December 2017

Well I like it. I wonder what the Caterham version would have been like, had Caterham been alllowed to continue in the development and when will the Renault based seemingly inevitable SUV gullible profit machine be launched?

10 December 2017

Having read the posts, does nobody think it nice to have an option other than an Audi or a BMW or indeed a Porsche....?

11 December 2017

A direct comparison between the new A110 and the Cayman 718: cost sheet in Euros

www.largus.fr/actualite-automobile/essai-alpine-a110-vs-porsche-718-cayman-le-choc-des-sportives-8898391_p_6.html

At the same level of equipement, the Cayman cost 80k€ and less 60k€ for the A110...

 

18 December 2017

Is it the good compromise between weight and versatility ?

The Alfa 4C and Lotus are lighter but they are not quite versatile. The Cayman is perhaps more complte in terms of equipements, but heavier and has lost its nice engines.

Long live Alpine !

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