Alpine A110 2022 gets Apple CarPlay and Aero options ahead of the brand’s EV push

Alpine is working behind the scenes on a daring plan to introduce a three-model lineup and go all-electric, but it hasn’t forgotten to give some love to the A110 sports car which began its rebirth in 2017.

The two-seater is still available in three different flavors, but Alpine has tinkered with the badges. The A110 Pure now simply goes through the A110 and costs £ 49,905 ($ 66,668), while the luxury-themed Legend is renamed GT and will set you back £ 59,355 ($ 79,292). Unchanged, at least in terms of name, is the £ 59,955 ($ 80,094) A110S at the top of the range.

The base car resumes its turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, sending 249 hp (252 hp) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque to the rear wheels via a seven-speed paddle transmission for zero to 62 mph (100 km / h) in 4.5 seconds. But the GT and 110S upped those numbers to 296 hp (300 PS) and 251 lb-ft (340 Nm). The time from 62 mph drops to 4.2 seconds, and while the GT is limited to the same 155 mph (150 km / h) as the base car, the S is allowed to hit 162 mph (260 km / h).

Alpine has always touted the S as the driver’s choice, and the distinction should be made even greater with the addition of an optional aero kit. Featuring a carbon rear spoiler, carbon front blade and other rocker panels designed to improve rear diffuser efficiency, the new parts provide 60 kg (132 lbs) of downforce up front and 81 kg (179 lbs) in the rear at top speed which, with the aero kit, is unlocked at 171 mph (275 km / h).

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The S also benefits from chassis revisions that include 50% stiffer springs, recalibrated shocks and stabilizer bars twice as stiff as before. Other optional equipment designed to take advantage of these changes to the S include track-focused Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect tires.

Alpine did not devote all of its brain to making the car run faster on a track. He says everyday refinement is also improved, most evident with the addition of a new 7-inch touchscreen that finally includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Although it is unfortunately still prohibited for North American buyers, Alpine European customers can now order the A110 2022, with deliveries scheduled to begin next spring.

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