Better late than never, Alpine Australia has added a third full-time variant to the A110 coupe’s range, with the new A110S flagship now offering a more powerful option to sports-car buyers.
Priced from $115,000 plus on-road, the A110S commands decent premiums over the A110’s entry-level Pure ($101,000) and mid-range Legende ($106,500) grades, although it packs a bigger punch.
Specifically, the A110S takes the A110’s mid-mounted 1.8-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine and increases peak power from 185kW to 215kW, although maximum torque is unchanged, at 320Nm.
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And just like the A110, the A110S is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which sends drive to the rear wheels.
This combination helps the A110S complete the zero-to-100km/h sprint in 4.4 seconds, which makes it a tenth of a second quicker to triple digits than the A110.
The A110S also stands out from the A110 crowd with its variable sports exhaust system and unique suspension set-up, with the latter featuring stiffer springs (+50%) and anti-roll bars (+100%) as well as a bespoke damper tune.
A fresh set of matte black 18-inch GT Race alloy wheels, wider Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres, Brembo brakes with orange callipers, and specific C-pillar badging further set the A110S apart.
Meanwhile, Sabelt bucket seats, black Nappa leather and Dinamica microfibre with orange stitching, and matte carbon-fibre trim distinguish the Toyota Supra, Porsche Cayman, Jaguar F-Type and Audi TT rival inside.
Options include Titanium Grey 18-inch Fuchs alloy wheels, a gloss carbon-fibre roof and a premium Focal sound system as well as a Mirrors Package (power-folding side mirrors and an auto-dimming rearview mirror).
2021 Alpine A110 pricing before on-road costs