A true Alpine, the A110S shares its lightweight, mid-engined two-seater layout with other models in the range. A number of key changes, however, deliver enhanced performance, precision and high speed stability, yet with no loss in everyday usability.
The turbocharged 1.8-litre engine now produces 292hp, an increase of 40hp over the standard car, while peak torque of 320Nm is now available over a wider rev band, from 2,000 to 6,400rpm. There’s also the inclusion of the active sports exhaust that delivers a more emotive engine sound depending on the selected driver mode.
With this increase in performance comes the standard fitment of the Alpine high performance braking system, which includes 320mm bi-material brake discs and Brembo calipers. There are also wider (215/40 R18 front and 245/40 R18 rear) Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres that have been tuned specifically for the A110S.
Further revisions include a ride height lowered by 4mm, plus new springs and hollow anti-roll bars that have been stiffened by 50 and 100 percent respectively. The electronic stability control has also been recalibrated to take advantage of the even greater handling accuracy and improved grip. Crucially, these changes have been engineered so as not to undermine the everyday comfort of the A110S.