Unveiled to great fanfare at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017, the new A110 heralded the return of Alpine to the automotive world. Taking many visual sues from the original A110, this new Alpine stood apart from Renault and promised a truly thrilling driving experience on part with the industry establishment. With a kerb weight of just over 1,110 kg, its turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine produced 276 bhp mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, allowing for a 4.5 second sprint to 100 km/h from a standstill.
Looking to meet the demands of a long line of waiting enthusiasts, the A110 “Première Édition” was the first model available to the public, limited to 1,955 examples. Offering an incredible assortment of options as standard equipment, this included Alpine blue metallic paint, 18-inch forged aluminum wheels, quilted leather and Alcantara bucket seats with blue stitching, satellite navigation, reversing camera and the Alpine sports exhaust.
Delivered new to Germany, with its first and only private owner, this Alpine was recently exported to Italy after being acquired by the selling dealer. Bearing serial number 1,523 of the 1,955 examples built it has been driven just under 14,500 km from new. The car was last serviced at 14,277 km on December 9, 2019 by a Renault-Alpine dealership in Frankfurt, Germany, and was serviced once more prior to that in July 2019. Importantly, the car will retain the remainder of its factory warranty, valid until February 2022, and is still sporting its original paintwork.
Driven less than 300 km since its last service, the Alpine presents beautifully throughout and is ready to be used and enjoyed. Still a rare sight on European roads, this Alpine would be an excellent stablemate to an original A110 or as an exciting alternative to more mainstream sports coupes from Audi, Porsche, or Jaguar. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa21.