New Alpine A110 Sport on the way with even less weight and 300bhp

A faster and more powerful version of the new Alpine sports car is on the cards, producing up to 300bhp from a tuned 1.8-litre turbo

Alpine A110 - full front action

Alpine’s return to form will, in the fullness of time, see the company produce not only an SUV but also a hotter version of the well received A110 sports car, Auto Express can reveal.

Known internally as the ‘Sport Chassis’ model, the range-topping A110 will have as much as 300bhp from a tuned version of the standard car’s 1.8-litre engine. This will fire the tweaked A110 from 0-62mph in less than four seconds, though it’s not clear whether the electronically limited 155mph top speed will be boosted, too.

Alpine A110 first drive review

The A110 is already an extremely light car due to its widespread use of aluminium. However, Alpine’s engineers reckon they can suck up to 50kg out of the car by paring back on the interior trim – with a target weight of just 1,050kg.

The chassis and suspension will also be “between 15 and 20 per cent” stiffer on the Sport model, though the brakes will remain the same as the base car due to the slight reduction in kerbweight. Programming for the dual clutch gearbox and steering, exhaust and ESC systems will be revised to deliver yet more response – especially in Track mode.

Prices and specs for the Alpine A110 Sport model haven’t been established but expect a 10 to 15 per cent premium over the regular model, which looks likely to cost around £49,995 when it goes on sale in the UK next year.

The Sport version could appear as early as the summer of 2018, given that work on the car is already close to being signed off.

Do you like the idea of a more focused Alpine A110? Let us know in the comments...

Recommended

Zagato AGTZ Twin Tail harks back to the Alpine 220’s motorsport heyday
Zagato AGTZ Twin Tail (blue) - front 3/4 static
News

Zagato AGTZ Twin Tail harks back to the Alpine 220’s motorsport heyday

Zagato’s latest creation is based on an Alpine A110 and costs well over half a million pounds
22 Feb 2024
Car Deal of the Day: Brilliant Alpine A110 sports car for £414 a month
Alpine A110
News

Car Deal of the Day: Brilliant Alpine A110 sports car for £414 a month

Multi-award-winning Porsche-rivalling sports coupe on a bargain lease deal is our Car Deal of the Day for 14 February
14 Feb 2024
Alpine A110 R 2024 review: almost the perfect sports car
Alpine A110 R - front tracking
Road tests

Alpine A110 R 2024 review: almost the perfect sports car

The A110 R takes a brilliant base car and makes its experience even more magical
19 Jan 2024
Top 10 best rear-wheel-drive cars
Best rear-wheel-drive cars - header image
Best cars & vans

Top 10 best rear-wheel-drive cars

Rear-wheel drive is supposed to be the drivetrain layout that delivers the most fun. Here are 10 cars that do exactly that
2 Jan 2024

Most Popular

Car Deal of the Day: Land Rover Defender looks the business at £324 per month
Defender Hard Top - downhill off road
News

Car Deal of the Day: Land Rover Defender looks the business at £324 per month

The current Defender is a fantastic SUV van for businesses and is our Car Deal of the Day for 20 February
20 Feb 2024
“The £16k Dacia Spring is an electric car game-changer”
Opinion - Dacia Spring
Opinion

“The £16k Dacia Spring is an electric car game-changer”

With many people claiming electric cars are just too expensive, editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks the Dacia Spring’s arrival in the UK is exactly wh…
21 Feb 2024
New Volkswagen Tiguan 2024 review: improved quality and more practical than ever
Volkswagen Tiguan - front
Road tests

New Volkswagen Tiguan 2024 review: improved quality and more practical than ever

The new Volkswagen Tiguan addresses many of its predecessor's failings, but it’s still far from the best in class to drive
21 Feb 2024