The standard Alpine A110 is considered by many to be one of the most enjoyable sportscars on sale right now, and for several good reasons. It's very light, has just the right amount of power and has been set up to perfection, near enough. The Alpine A110S builds on the standard car’s strengths.
GRR regular contributor Dan Trent has been behind the wheel, at Estoril, no less, a track that’s seen some truly epic races over the decades, including Niki Lauda’s F1 World Championship triumph over Alain Prost in 1984 and Ayrton Senna’s first F1 win in 1985.
The A110S will arrive on UK shores in early 2020. The most notable change over the standard A110 is that the A110S gets a power bump from 248bhp to 287bhp from the 1.8-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The springs, dampers and anti-roll bars have all been tweaked, as has the traction control system, there are new wheels and tyres, and the ride height has been dropped by 4mm. There are a number of cosmetic changes inside and out, too, including Sabelt-designed sports seats that weigh 13.1kg apiece and aluminium pedals. You can even go for a carbon-fibre roof, if you so wish, saving 1.9kg.