The Alpine A110, which has still not seen an introduction to the South African market, has been given a series of updates for 2022. The mid-engined French sportscar benefits from more power and a new list of technical features.
Kicking off the range remains the Alpine A110 which retains the turbocharged 1,8-litre four-pot Renault engine with a power output of 185 kW and 320 N.m of torque. The chassis however, now benefits from an improved mass distribution of 44 per cent on the front and 56 per cent on the rear with an unladen claimed mass figure of 1 102 kg. With this, it sports a claimed 0-100 km/h time of 4,5 seconds.
The Alpine A110 S gets added appeal with an increased 221 kW and 340 N.m state of tune which gives it a claimed 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 4,2 seconds and an unrestricted top speed of 275 km/h. It also gets a larger set of 320 mm diameter dual material brake discs at the front and rear with orange callipers as well as a fixed wing for improved downforce. Giving it an edge on the occasional track day is the Michelin PS Cup 2 Connect semi-slick tyres.
New to the range is the Alpine A110 GT trim which also uses the S’s state-of-tune but with daily usability in mind. This trim benefits from standard amenities such as front and rear park assist with a rear-facing camera and the adjustable leather Comfort seats on six rails, including blue overstitching. Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres have been applied to a set of 18-inch alloy wheels.
All three trims are also fitted with the brand’s new 7,0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with two USB outlets, satellite navigation and a two-speaker system, with the option of upgrading to a five-speaker system via the Focal Premium audio option.