Since its rebirth, about seven years ago, Alpine has practically one and only model at its disposal, the A 110, whose success has already extended its life cycle until 2026, as Renault executives have announced. Naturally, in its seven-year history, the A110 has welcomed a number of special and collector editions into its range, with the “highlight” being the relatively recent R edition, which is available with a “starting” price of 112,000 euros.
Alpine adds to the A110 range a more affordable than R variant of its mid-engine coupe called the A110 R Turini and a slightly lower starting price (106,000 euros). One of the key differences compared to the more expensive R is the absence of light alloy wheels and their replacement by more conventional 18-inchers with a matte black finish.
On the invisible side of the R Turini hovers the same upgraded version of the 1.8-liter turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine with an output of 300 hp and 340 Nm of torque. While the R Turini lacks the carbon fiber wheels that shave 34kg off the R’s weight, it retains the carbon fiber bonnet, diffuser, wing and aerodynamic aids made from the expensive material in the interest of keeping weight down.
Regardless of the new version, the price to acquire an A 110 starts at 65,000 euros for the basic version, followed by the GT at 76,000 euros and the S at 77,500 euros.
The interesting thing is, however, that the abundance of clearly more expensive versions than the standard range have taken off the sales of Alpine, which in 2022 recorded sales records and, according to all indications, is preparing for a new record high in 2023 as, based on the available data, the factory of Dieppe where the A110 is manufactured is working at full capacity.
It is also worth noting that Alpine is in negotiations with the American AutoNation, the largest car dealer network in the USA, in order to make the A110 available on the other side of the Atlantic.
In addition, Alpine is developing an even more extreme version of the R, which has already made its mark on the test fields.