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May 12, 2021,10:05 AM
 




The custom exhaust looks great! 👍🏻

You need to speed up a little, soon to be out the Alpine Kadjar coupé 😀

Enjoy it Gendarmes-free.




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Alpine A 110: My final choice. An introduction to my car.

 
 By: amanico : May 12th, 2021-08:11
In total transparency, I have to confess that I knew, since the first test drive in September that I will have an Alpine A 110. The questions were when, as I had to find the funds and I was a bit limited on that matter, and which one I would choose. As fo...  

Thank you, Westrop.

 
 By: amanico : May 12th, 2021-15:08

Wow, congratulations, Nicolas!

 
 By: Gwai : May 12th, 2021-08:24
Looking forward to reading all this later, off to court now. Cheers Marc

Beautiful Nico! Congrats!!

 
 By: sham1 : May 12th, 2021-08:33
I wish they sold the Alpine in Malaysia as I too would get one. Unfortunately, I have to settle for a F8 Tributo!

Congratulations on fulfilling your dream ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 12th, 2021-08:39
You definitely made the right choice of wheels with the Fondmetal. What tyres are you using ?

Have you seen this ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 12th, 2021-19:22
Looks like a cool upgrade ... ...  

Naaaah!

 
 By: amanico : May 12th, 2021-23:13

Finally. Worth the wait. The way you approached figuring the right car for you is quite aligned with the Alpine ethos of lightness.. and not just in terms of weight but figuring what is essential without going overboard..

 
 By: Echi : May 13th, 2021-03:35
Love your choices, by the way. The color reminds me of an old Mazda that I had. Choosing matte finish for the rims.. the ti exhaust.. also glad you mentioned the seats. I feel it’s as important as tires. The former is your body’s “contact patch” to the ca... 

Thanks for sharing that nice purchasing trajectory, you made it a really personal Alpine

 
 By: VinnieD : May 12th, 2021-08:52
That exhaust, wow! This spring, I went for a reasonable silver Miata, a distant cousin in the FUN cars family. Looking forward to testing it on a track, where these cars belong.

it says hello

 
 By: VinnieD : May 12th, 2021-16:42
...  

Congatulations!

 
 By: batholith : May 12th, 2021-09:07
It sure is beautiful and as close to a classic car as one can get with modern cars. I'll look forward to your updates my friend. Enjoy in the best of health.

Sex on wheels

 
 By: Esharp : May 12th, 2021-09:08
Félicitations mon ami - that’s lovely - I wholeheartedly agree with the grey, and the metal ‘heritage’ fillet on the bonnet is pure class... Enjoy!!! Best E.

Congratulations! :-)) great write up, it has been my privilege to share our journey and love for the Alpine 110, since the day it was announced

 
 By: SALMANQ8 : May 12th, 2021-09:20
here was my post www.watchprosite.com Can't wait to see your personalizations, they sound great. S

The first car related post i wanted to read...

 
 By: Reuven Malter : May 12th, 2021-09:33
And no disappointment... you tell a great story. Congratulations to your car!

You are a legend

 
 By: Horology75 : May 12th, 2021-15:24

The greatest 4dr of all time

 
 By: Gelato Monster : May 12th, 2021-16:17

That makes it even more fun

 
 By: Gelato Monster : May 12th, 2021-16:23

The trickiest would be the bespoke

 
 By: Gelato Monster : May 12th, 2021-16:39
Titanium exhaust thus tuning

You are as good writing about cars as you are with watches! Mesmerising to read. :)

 
 By: fernando : May 12th, 2021-10:01
Now you have me thinking; it's been a while since my last sports car. Your enthusiasm is infectious. Thanks for sharing the happy moments!

Disappointed by the UEFA semi-finals? but from there to 56...

 
 By: PoyFR : May 12th, 2021-10:05
The custom exhaust looks great! 👍🏻 You need to speed up a little, soon to be out the Alpine Kadjar coupé 😀 Enjoy it Gendarmes-free. ...  

Congratulation on realizing this amazing project Nicolas. What a story, what a journey, and oh my what a car! Love your config.

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 12th, 2021-11:04
Now even since you shared details about this project, I always think of you when watching the Alpine racing F1 team at each race! Cheers mon ami!

I hope so! Mercedes and Red Bull need competition!

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : May 12th, 2021-22:14

Thank you for charing your process up to and beyond the purchase of this fantastic car.

 
 By: lm6 : May 12th, 2021-11:05
This one is for you, Nicolas! A part of the history! Alpine A110 1800VA East African Safari Rallye 1975 (Full HD)

How can the tax on a car double in a year?

 
 By: LS : May 12th, 2021-11:06
Isn’t there just sales tax or VAT on it?

It’s a EU related thing.

 
 By: bimbeano : May 12th, 2021-11:19
In the EU everything should be equal for every country .... should be .... . So in France for a A110 you probably pay around 3000 € ‘malus’ on top of the purchase price and on top of the VAT and then you can add roadtax etc etc .... . For a Megane Rs i be... 

🤦‍♂️

 
 By: LS : May 12th, 2021-11:24
First the gabelle and now this!

Exactly!

 
 By: amanico : May 12th, 2021-15:26

Congrats my friend and great review.

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : May 12th, 2021-11:06
Such a cool and amazing car . Love that look especially driving behind one . Looks so great . Enjoy it to the max

👍🏻🤗

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : May 13th, 2021-06:26

;)

 
 By: amanico : May 13th, 2021-06:29

Congratulations!

 
 By: eklektik : May 12th, 2021-11:10
I really like the philosophy of this car as you describe it! Fun! Glad you found what you were after. It is not always an easy task! Best, E.

I remember you saying .... never a French car for me 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

 
 By: bimbeano : May 12th, 2021-11:23
Then i told you to test the A110 .... i knew you were going to be fucked 🥰. Whenever i have the chance to take the wheel of a A110 it’s special, my friend here who owns a pure in the same color as yours describes it as an adventure every time he take the ... 

Thank you, J K.

 
 By: amanico : May 12th, 2021-15:33

Just have fun😉

 
 By: brauner : May 12th, 2021-11:34

I will, immensely.

 
 By: amanico : May 12th, 2021-15:34

Such a great narrative — I almost never read about cars — except reviews when I am thinking of buying one. This experience, so well told and so personal drew me right in.

 
 By: orahu : May 12th, 2021-11:58
Enjoy this car — one you dreamed of and customized to your highly defined personal tastes. Speaking of which, love the “baguette.”

Amazing beauty

 
 By: Gelato Monster : May 12th, 2021-12:21
You choose the best in everything. My absolute favorite killer feature is the heritage pack and the Titanium exhaust

Great write-up

 
 By: penfriend : May 12th, 2021-12:29
And for a daily driver I can understand your reasoning very well (also for not choosing the 4C). enjoy your mods and hope to meet soon!

Fun, infomative post! Congrats on the new wheels...

 
 By: MichaelC : May 12th, 2021-12:32
Drive it safely my Friend!

A HUGE!!!!! congratulations to you Nico....

 
 By: nacelle : May 12th, 2021-13:06
I wish you many years of driving happiness in your new toy!

Soon amicu ;-)

 
 By: Joker2a : May 14th, 2021-06:35

Ben!

 
 By: amanico : May 14th, 2021-06:42

Congratulations Nico!

 
 By: myles721 : May 12th, 2021-13:36
First off you made great choices on every option. I think the black racing rims will actually work to show off some bad ass calipers (make sure you get a cool color)! The interior is insane!! When I went from a 350 Z to a 370 I could feel the difference i...  

Great Little Car!

 
 By: Jim14 : May 12th, 2021-13:40
Enjoy it Nico -- I can tell this one is a keeper for you.

Congratulations! 😍

 
 By: Centurionone : May 12th, 2021-13:55
They managed to recreate the magic of the 1960s original, ending with the result of a sublime driving experience and stunning looks.🥂

Congratulations on your new ride!!!

 
 By: Tchela1 : May 12th, 2021-14:01
Beautiful car with the perfect choices (soon to be). Wish we had these here stateside.

Me neither.

 
 By: amanico : May 12th, 2021-23:14

Congrats, my friend, on such a gorgeous car!😍

 
 By: BigAppleBill : May 12th, 2021-14:12
It was a pleasure to read your entire post. At the outset I said to myself “go with the grey!” And black rims with that grey tone is a very appealing look. Such an attractive car!! I wish these were available in the US, just to be able to see one in perso... 

THAT would be great!

 
 By: amanico : May 12th, 2021-15:48

Beautiful machine!

 
 By: patrick_y : May 12th, 2021-14:24
Just an incredible machine. And I like the chrome "baguette" on the hood, this is an exquisite classic detail. Overall, excellent color choice. I like the grey, and I like the dark brown interior, I'd probably get something similar. I'm less picky about t... 

+1

 
 By: Gelato Monster : May 12th, 2021-15:42

😆OZ racing is nice but

 
 By: Gelato Monster : May 12th, 2021-16:00
Vossen, 1221, TWS , Ray's are IMHO the ultimate forged . This one is retro cool ...  

Super nice, indeed!

 
 By: amanico : May 12th, 2021-17:04

Hall of Fame post : )

 
 By: mdg : May 12th, 2021-14:25
This is such a beautiful car that is virtually unknown in the U.S.

Thank for sharing your journey in selecting and configuring the A110.

 
 By: Horo_Traveler : May 12th, 2021-14:42
Alas, the A110 is not available in the US and we’ll have to vicariously enjoy it through your wonderful posts. Look forward for seeing more on this amazing car!

Mega congrats, my friend!

 
 By: Watcholic_id : May 12th, 2021-15:01
a fantastic story, a real pleasure to read. thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with us cheers

Congratulations!

 
 By: quattro98 : May 12th, 2021-15:27
Looking forward to see what you do with the brakes. The light weight of the car will put less stress on the tires and brakes.

Merci!

 
 By: amanico : May 12th, 2021-17:52

Huge Congrats,

 
 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : May 12th, 2021-16:34
mon Ami, BRAVO! I can feel your excitement and passion for the car, like when you get a unique and long-waited watch! I think you made the perfect choice with the Legend version and I love also the grey colour, maybe only the midnight blue with golden rim... 

Great exterior and interior colour, like patrick_y is saying.

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 12th, 2021-17:07
Very noble and sporty looking variant! Big congrats to it and have fun driving it.

Reading this , you

 
 By: Rascal : May 12th, 2021-17:25
Made me want to try this car 🥳

To be organized!

 
 By: amanico : May 12th, 2021-18:13

Wow, what a car! Well done Nico!

 
 By: Overwound : May 12th, 2021-17:41
I enjoyed reading of your thoughtfulness and the care you've put towards changes and additions to your Alpine. It's becoming your specific car and that is extra special. Not a Pure, Legend or S but an "Alpine 110 Nico". Bravo!

Mission accomplie 😀

 
 By: Overwound : May 12th, 2021-23:06

Top Nico, thanks for the feedback

 
 By: tombub : May 12th, 2021-18:55
Enjoy it ! Fun and pleasure.

Merci, Tom.

 
 By: amanico : May 13th, 2021-07:12

Merci beaucoup, Ed.

 
 By: amanico : May 13th, 2021-07:57

Congratulations! You and Gordon Murray both with a110s, excellent company :) This is a great beginning to what I hope is a long story. Watches will continue on but we are at the sunset for these kinds of cars so we must pick now before they are gone.

 
 By: Fastwong : May 12th, 2021-20:20
Electric cars will certainly get better but I don't imagine they will ever be anything close to as light as an a110 in our lifetime. It is a great time to start a new journey with a sports car like this as the options get smaller everyday and soon they'll... 

Super Nicolas. Many congrats on your new baby.

 
 By: Jay (Eire) : May 13th, 2021-01:10
I think the colour choice was a wise one, there’s a elegance to this. Not flashy, and not dull, somewhere in between. I look forward to the wheel choice, I’m biased towards matte finishes.

Very very happy for you, dear Nico!

 
 By: AlexSunrise : May 13th, 2021-03:26
Your emotion comes through every line of text you shared with us. Here’s to celebrating this milestone with you soon! Fuerte abrazo! Alex

Mil gracias, Hermano!

 
 By: amanico : May 13th, 2021-16:44

Amazing car and acquisition process Nicolas!

 
 By: Mary Anny : May 13th, 2021-07:14
Get the full experience of her!

Excellent choice, Nico

 
 By: George Gently : May 13th, 2021-07:20
Especially like the colour combination exterior-interior. Oh, and that chrome baguette on the bonnet… such a great way to connect history and modernity. May you always have a safe and fun trip!

Thanks!

 
 By: bchankai : May 14th, 2021-04:07
I really appreciate your walking us through your experience. It’s particularly enjoyable for those of us who live in countries where this great car is not available. Similar to your love of watches, you clearly develop both an intellectual and emotional a... 

Félicitations Nicolas!

 
 By: Yves007 : May 14th, 2021-22:03
Et merci pour le cheminement que tu nous a conté. Le véhicule me fait penser à une Audi TT mais avec un look plus Boxter. J'ai hâte de lire les prochains tomes reliés aux futures modifs. Yves

Congratulations on a really nice companion

 
 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : May 14th, 2021-23:04
And what an interesting writeup It lets me want to investigate ana possible buy a Alpine myself Probably not, I have other car desires I might satisfy one day Best regards Hans

Awesome car, my friend.

 
 By: vitalsigns : May 15th, 2021-15:47
Must be a dream to drive such a lightweight vehicle with a terrific power-to-weight ratio. Love the interior of the Legend. The contrast stitching in particular is a personal favorite. How are you enjoying the dual-clutch transmission? DCTs are really gre... 

Thanks, John. I am trying to go under 4 kilos per HP. The car is already at 4.4. So, a bit more HP and 30 kilos less and I will be there. It is a pure cannon ball.

 
 By: amanico : May 16th, 2021-07:37
As for the DCT, I surprised myself to like it. It is fast and funny to play with. The OZ rims have a problem, they are fragile. From pure aesthetics, they are killer,s but fragile, hence my choice for the Fondmetal RR 18 which are made for the track. I wi... 

Good plans. I look forward to seeing how they develop.

 
 By: vitalsigns : May 16th, 2021-15:56
I love DCT...a great transmission. Less driver involvement, in a sense, but paired with the right engine, it is a scalpel. Perfection at every shift, seamless rev-matching, aggressive down-shifts. All-around great. For rims, did you look at forged Titan o... 

Quelle merveille! Bravo Nico...👍

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : May 15th, 2021-21:27
Wonderful car and an interior to die for. I love it!

Thank you, Fx!

 
 By: amanico : May 16th, 2021-15:19

Congratulations my dear friend 🎉🎉🎉

 
 By: KamalRostov : May 16th, 2021-14:28
Very happy for you on your acquisition and choice of upgrades! I personally think you are on the most enjoyable journey of any car ownership!!! I look forward to your mods update 😃 May the best roads lay ahead of you Nico.

Congratulations my friend!!!

 
 By: renerod : May 17th, 2021-02:07
You got yourself a beautiful and enchanting car. One that you can enjoy for the years and years to come. And that exhaust sound is just to die for. A lifestyle in itself. It goes very well with your alluring personality. Enjoy it many years in the best he... 

great choice

 
 By: psfparis : May 17th, 2021-12:40
enjoy it - i like the "baguette" it gives something "vintage" to the new alpine

The black rims are killer!

 
 By: descartes1 : May 28th, 2021-04:38

So are you looking at cars?

 
 By: TheMadDruid : May 28th, 2021-17:17
I know the Corvette is really special. Then there's the Alpina. Tough choices, Count! Good luck!

Congrats! The competition says hi:)

 
 By: lien : June 9th, 2021-00:20
it’s a gem I m sure, I too considered A110 but needed the trunk space Okie Cheers, Ed~ ...