Weighing in at only 1080kg, with a power output of 185kW and 320Nm of torque, the 2018 Alpine A110 is finally coming to Australia.
But it won’t be until the second half of next year.
In addition, the exact specs of the Australian car may change before it hits shores, though we imagine it’d be extremely close to the Euro-spec model.
A turbocharged 1.8-litre engine is matched with a seven-speed wet dual-clutch, three drive modes (Normal, Sport, Track), a 0-100km/h sprint of 4.5 seconds, and a design that so closely echoes that of the original A110 Berlinette.
Alpine Cars international sales director Régis Fricotté says the new Alpine should prove popular here based on demand for the A110 in Europe.
“We know that many people have been waiting for this car. In fact, when bookings opened in Europe, all 1,955 Premiere Edition cars were reserved within just a few days,” says Fricotté.
The count of 1955 Premiere Editions refers to the year Alpine was founded.
“We believe the A110 offers a unique proposition to the market and we expect a similar reaction from Australian sports car enthusiasts when the car is on sale,” adds Fricotté.
Renault Australia managing director Andrew Moore says he knows how long the Australian market has been waiting to find out whether it would receive the Alpine A110.
“On behalf of Alpine Cars, it is with great pleasure that we can make this announcement,” Moore says.
“Alpine, the sports premium brand of Groupe Renault, defines a modern sports car designed for driving pleasure.
“It combines the timeless Alpine principles of compact size, light weight and dynamic agility and keeps true to the spirit of its predecessors, in particular the A110 Berlinette.
“We are delighted that it won’t be long until its loyal fans, as well as those new to the brand, can get behind the wheel.”
Australian buyers interested in the A110 can contact Alpine to express a wish to reserve a car immediately.