Alpine premieres with special Oz edition

Riley Riley

Alpine is offering a limited Australian Premiere Edition to mark the launch of the brand and its first model in Australia — the A110 sports car.   

The bad news is the A110 won’t be cheap, not with a starting price of $97K.

Alpine for the uninitiated is the halo brand of the French marque Renault, in much the same way as HSV is to Holden.

Renault Sport provides the motivation in the form of a 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine that delivers 185kW of power and 320Nm of torque, with drive to the rear wheels.

Designed and manufactured in France, the mid-engined, two-seater coupé features plenty of aluminium to keep weight to a minimum, with a 0-100km/h time of just 4.5 seconds.

Limited to just 60 examples, the Australian Premiere Edition is standard with Alpine Blue metallic paint and is designed to herald the launch of the Brand down under.  

High-performance front and rear Brembo bi-material brakes are fitted as standard and devised to cool quickly even in dynamic conditions.  

The active-valve sports exhaust with engine noise tailored to the selected driving mode and speed is designed to enhance the driving experience in the cabin.  

The Sabelt one-piece bucket seats with lightweight design in leather and microfibre tip the scales at just 13.1kg each and enhance the A110’s lightweight design.

The impressive standard equipment list includes 18-inch Fuchs forged wheels – forged to enhance strength and reduce weight.  

In addition there are rear parking sensors, blue Alpine logo in the centre of the steering wheel, blue Alpine brake callipers, aluminium brake and accelerator pedals with matching footrest and Focal audio system.

The Alpine A110 Australian Premiere Edition is priced from $106,500 excluding on-road and statutory charges.  

Two other models will follow: Pure ( $97,000) and Legende ($103,500).

Each vehicle will have an individually numbered plaque to celebrate its debut in Australia and deliveries will commence in Q4, 2018.


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