I finally tried it! Alpine Renault A 110.

Sep 12, 2020,16:52 PM

The re edition, not the original. But what a car! 

I could test drive it for one hour and a half in the small roads near Deauville. 

I will get one, one day. That's for sure. 

I will write something about it, as soon as possible. 



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Looking forward to your report

 By: Arronax : September 12th, 2020-16:54
The lack of a manual gearbox is a deal breaker for me but looking forward to reading your comments.

Go Nico [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : September 12th, 2020-18:01

😂😇☺️ [nt]

 By: MCG (Markus) : September 13th, 2020-08:41

I am not surprised ;-) she puts balm in the heart

 By: PoyFR : September 12th, 2020-22:42
I always liked those Alpine and the Gordini too ;-) A dealer friend made me try this A110 2nd generation I find it provides serious feelings while being very joyful, a real road karting but more comfortable ;-). My only regret was my size. Be careful thou... 

R5 Turbo Gordini is max awesome [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : September 13th, 2020-00:07

The car looks great, is it as fun, less or better than driving the Peugeot GTI 1.9.

 By: Sandgroper : September 14th, 2020-17:30
For me, the Pug was the best car to drive I ever had, soooooo much fun. Cheers l'ami.

Ok you asked, here for the 1st one

 By: PoyFR : September 15th, 2020-09:22
Sparkle brand new from the dealership in Hammersmith (London), drove right up to Ayr in Scotland, stayed overnight and back on the road up to Aberdeen, well this was the destination. So my friend and I were talking away, we passed Saint Andrews and near a... 

Well there is 2 more

 By: PoyFR : September 15th, 2020-11:58
One is about my second 1.9 and the seconde is the Croustillante one 205 T16

In what sense? [nt]

 By: amanico : September 13th, 2020-14:20

not really. [nt]

 By: PoyFR : September 13th, 2020-23:43

Yes❣️ But I have already a fun car... maybe for later... 🤷🏼‍♂️ 1. world problems… 😅

 By: MCG (Markus) : September 14th, 2020-15:08
My winter car... and my summer car... ...  

What a beast, the Megane! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 14th, 2020-15:33


 By: VinnieD : September 13th, 2020-00:46
I will be on track in 2 weeks' time with an Alpine. Counting the days...

:))) [nt]

 By: amanico : September 13th, 2020-14:19

Too bad on such a light car

 By: VinnieD : September 14th, 2020-14:04
but it could be an easy fix (easier than the gearbox ;-) ...  

It is indeed nice

 By: penfriend : September 13th, 2020-03:14
... but before you go for it drop by and take a ride in the 4C - you are always welcome. It might alter your plans ;-)

Did you test the Alpine? [nt]

 By: amanico : September 13th, 2020-14:20

I drove it for comparison and

 By: penfriend : September 13th, 2020-14:33
the difference in weight makes the difference in agility for the 4C; the Alpine is less raw and not that stressful for the driver I would rather place the Alpine with a Cayman in the same cluster

I have to disagree with the Cayman / A110 comparison.

 By: bimbeano : September 19th, 2020-15:57
That Cayman feels like a mammoth, due to it’s stiffer suspension it offers a load of grip. Last month two friends of me took their A110s to the track, one standard A110 with semi slicks and the other was an A110 S with 100% stiffer suspension. Power about... 

Race track

 By: bimbeano : September 21st, 2020-11:54
The S is has a 100% stiffer suspension, makes it a lot faster .... in the bendies 😃

True! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 21st, 2020-11:58

I told you! 👍🏻😍 [nt]

 By: MCG (Markus) : September 13th, 2020-08:40

Yep! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 13th, 2020-14:20

Well aren't they lovely things...

 By: nacelle : September 14th, 2020-16:21
Sadly never to be seen in Canada....

Wow! Now I see where you’re going my friend!!!

 By: renerod : September 16th, 2020-11:21
The gray one looks stunning. Which one did you tested? Best. René

There comes a time in the life of a gentleman...

 By: renerod : September 16th, 2020-12:35
When you need to drive a car like this! I hope you get the blue soon my friend. Best. René

How about a watch to go with it? 😉

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 17th, 2020-07:15
Photos: Tissot ...  

Well I prefer a slightly mismatch...

 By: amanico : September 17th, 2020-10:11

Sadly it’s been decades since we got Renaults imported here

 By: descartes1 : September 17th, 2020-17:10
This looks like a really nice one!

Car design 'whatever'

 By: Mostel : September 18th, 2020-16:33
Sorry Nicolas... Specs 'whatever' in case you may seek an alternative view... this car does nothing for my eyes or my mind... I don't like it on any level... fwiw...

You got bitten now !

 By: bimbeano : September 19th, 2020-15:48
A car in its own, incomparable with anything else on the market, 4C and Elise/Exige are too raw, a Cayman weighs 300+ kilos more and feels IMO very blunt compared to the A110. About the brakes i had the same feeling, but actually once you get used to the ...  

I hesitate a bit between the A 110 and the A 110S. Not in terms of performances when you take it on our roads, but in terms of price / equipment. I have to test drive a S just to be sure.

 By: amanico : September 19th, 2020-23:51
One thing I adore: The seats in the Pure... Just fantastic. I prefer them to those of the S. Ok, back to reality and to work, as I now have to save and sell to get mine.

ROFL! [nt]

 By: amanico : September 21st, 2020-11:57

Yes the pure seats are amazing.

 By: bimbeano : September 21st, 2020-11:56
I think the S might be a bit too hard on the suspension, at least for bad roads.