When you start to accept that it’s perfectly normal for supercars to have 700 horsepower, you know the world of automobiles is going in weird and wacky directions. However, the recently unveiled Alpine A110 doesn’t care too much for this and has decided to do things a little differently.
Let’s get one thing clear: an Alpine is very different from a typical Renault. While the two manufacturers have been in close contact over the last 60+ years, Renault’s purchase of Alpine hasn’t stopped them from maintaining their own unique identities.
Along the way, the A110 has been a highlight of Alpine’s production line, and eventually, it became a popular vehicle on the international stage. While its 1.8-liter Renault engine seemed underwhelming, its influence on supercars is undeniable.
In many ways, the latest A110 is to Alpine what the new Star Wars movies are to the originals. While they are maintaining the traditions and essence of the original, they seek to bring it into the 21st Century, combining both strengths from the past and the future.
Some of the similar features that could be found in the original models include its two-door structure and its 1.8-liter engine. Even the design of the new A110 makes a callback to the originals and was even made in the same factory that the original was back in the 60s – Dieppe, France.
The manufacturer may have dialed down on horsepower, with a modest 252 HP to its name. However, there is something beautiful in its simple specs. The new A110 doesn’t try to be something it isn’t.
It doesn’t mean that the car isn’t fast. It can still reach 0-62 in 4.5 seconds, which is pretty awesome! Not to mention a top speed of 155 mph. According to experts, it is a fantastic drive and is great in windy mountainous roads.
Ultimately, supercar aficionados can take a lot away from the 2019 A110. However, if you live in North America, you might want to relocate if you want to get your hands on it.