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CarAdvice Winners Circle: Alpine A110

Driving the A110, you’re blessed with the certainty that this is a car meant to be enjoyed in the finest tradition of automotive enjoyment – by being driven hard at the limit. Am I still in love, almost a year since I drove it at the at the international launch? Without question...

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The Winners Circle 2018, Rob Margeit: Alpine A110

The Winners Circle 2018, Rob Margeit: Alpine A110

This is an unashamed love letter. From the moment I first laid eyes on the Alpine A110, I was smitten. It was December 2017 and I was in France for the international launch of the reborn Alpine brand. My first glimpse of it in the metal evinced all kinds of physiological reactions. Weak-kneed, sweaty-palmed and heart racing, it was like the moment you know you fell in love for the first time...


2019 Alpine A110 review: Sports car as daily driver
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2019 Alpine A110 review: Sports car as daily driver

Can a relatively rare, ultimately focussed mid-engined coupe designed to make short work of race tracks on a regular basis be any kind of daily drive? Masochists might say yes, but what about everyone else?

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$106,500

2019 Alpine A110 review: Australian launch at Targa High Country
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2019 Alpine A110 review: Australian launch at Targa High Country

Make no mistake, the new Alpine A110 is first and foremost an enthusiast’s car. Fast, light and extremely agile. But, it’s also a car that can be driven as a daily, not even fast, mind, but enjoyed all the same, by anyone. I’d go further and issue a warning to those keen enough to try it out – make sure you’ve got the coin for an on-the-spot purchase, because this thing is also thoroughly addictive and fast acting to boot...


2019 Alpine A110 review: Targa High Country
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2019 Alpine A110 review: Targa High Country

It's been 41 years since we last saw a new Alpine A110 roll out of the factory in Dieppe, but it's been worth the wait, because this just may be the most enjoyable car I've driven in years. Margeit was right about that.

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$97,000 - $106,500

Poll: Porsche Cayman asserts itself over Alpine A110
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Poll: Porsche Cayman asserts itself over Alpine A110

Alpine Australia managing director, Andrew Moore, made no bones about the fact the new A110 is targeted directly at the Porsche 718 Cayman. If our latest poll is any guide, the reborn French brand has its work cut out taking on the four-cylinder, mid-engined Porsche. Just 17 per cent of people favoured the A110 over the Cayman, one the largest margin we've seen since starting the polls earlier this year...


Alpine A110 gunning for Porsche 718 in Australia
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Alpine A110 gunning for Porsche 718 in Australia

Alpine is a name that won't mean much to most Australians, but the French manufacturer has set the mark high with its (re-)entry to the market, with its sights firmly set on the segment-leading Porsche 718 Cayman. Speaking to media today at Motorclassica in Melbourne, Andrew Moore, Alpine Australia managing director, didn't hesitate in naming the mid-engined, four-cylinder Porsche as the A110's primary target...


Alpine A110: Half of initial Oz allocation sold
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Alpine A110: Half of initial Oz allocation sold

Alpine has sold 32 of the 60 initial A110 'Premiere Edition' cars it's been assigned for 2018, and has five pre-orders for its 2019 allocation of Pure and Legende models...


The week's top news stories, June 10
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The week's top news stories, June 10

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


2018 Alpine A110 pricing and specs
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2018 Alpine A110 pricing and specs

Renault Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the 2018 Alpine A110 range, which is available to order now from $97,000 before on-road costs – $8000 more than the Alfa Romeo 4C. Three variants are available at launch – Pure, Legende, and the Australian Premiere Edition – with the first two scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2019, and the latter slated for a fourth-quarter launch this year...


Alpine A110 Legende and Pure headed for Geneva
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Alpine A110 Legende and Pure headed for Geneva

Alpine will use the Geneva motor show to unveil two new A110 variants: a high-end Legende, and a stripped-back Pure. Both models are powered by the same mid-mounted 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine as the regular car, making 185kW and 320Nm. Power is put to the road through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, for a 4.5-second sprint to 100km/h...


Mazda, Alpine winners in Festival Automobile International design awards
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Mazda, Alpine winners in Festival Automobile International design awards

The Mazda Vision Coupe and Alpine A110 have taken out awards at the Festival Automobile International awards in Paris, France overnight. Alpine's compact Porsche Cayman-hunter was voted Most Beautiful Car of 2017 in a public online vote, while the Vision Coupe won Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year...


2018 Alpine A110 review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Alpine A110 review

The 2018 Alpine A110 has remained true to the company's core 'lightweight and agile' philosophy. But, after a 22-year hiatus, has the reborn French brand done enough to capture the magic of the original A110?


Alpine A110: Australian pricing likely to start around $90-100k
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Alpine A110: Australian pricing likely to start around $90-100k

Renault is set to launch the company’s revived Alpine brand in Australia with the all-new Alpine A110 expected to hit local showrooms in June next year. While exact pricing is still to be confirmed, Renault’s Australian managing director Andrew Moore told assembled media at the car’s launch in France this week that he anticipated a price of around $90,000 to $100,000...


Alpine A110 confirmed for Australia
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Alpine A110 confirmed for Australia

The Alpine A110 sports car has been confirmed for the Australian market this week, set to arrive Down Under in the second half of 2018. According to the French manufacturer, Australia is the second market outside of Europe to be confirmed, and one of only three right-hand-drive markets to be receiving the A110 so far...


Alpine A110 Cup revealed, one make series headed for Europe
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Alpine A110 Cup revealed, one make series headed for Europe

Alpine has unveiled a racetrack-ready version of its upcoming sports car. The A110 Cup is a stripped, caged version of the as-yet unreleased A110, set to take part in a one-make race series on the racetracks of Europe. Changes on the Cup start with its turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which makes 201kW of power, compared to the regular road car’s 185kW...


2018 Renault Megane RS breaks cover
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2018 Renault Megane RS breaks cover

The brand new five-door-only 2018 Renault Megane RS has made its high-profile world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show today, and damn it if the company hasn't knocked the design out of the park... The third-generation, painted in lurid orange, gets a new turbocharged 1.8-litre engine with 205kW at 6000rpm and 390Nm of torque - not exactly Ford Focus RS or Honda Civic Type R numbers...


Alpine A110 being readied for Australian release
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Alpine A110 being readied for Australian release

Renault Australia is in the process of submitting regulatory documents to approve the Alpine A110 for sale in Australia, despite staying quiet about its future here. The latest documents and images, submitted on August 1, 2017, suggest Renault is close to gaining approval to sell the vehicle in Australia...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


2018 Alpine A110 detailed: video
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2018 Alpine A110 detailed: video

Revealed last week, the hotly-anticipated 2018 Alpine A110 has now been detailed ahead of its European launch later this year. Weighing just 1080kg, the A110 is a featherweight by today's standards, while its performance specifications should worry some established sports cars. Under the bonnet is a new 1...