Alpine also has track-only versions of the A110 for the GT4 class and the Europa Cup, a one-make series that started in 2018 on June 1st at the Paul Ricard circuit in France. The question is, what’s this Nurburgring-bound prototype doing with motorsport livery? Our guess is that Alpine is trying to fool prying eyes into a different version of the GT4 or Cup, but that’s not the case if you look closely at the interior of the A110.
For starters, there’s no roll cage while the dashboard hasn’t been stripped out for a motorsport-spec driver information cluster and gear indicator. The size of the brake calipers and design of the center-mounted exhaust tip are also curious, along with the LED headlamps and wing at the rear.
Without further beating around the bush, we’re most likely in the presence of the A110 Sport. The go-faster model features upgrades developed from the racing programs mentioned beforehand, and even the front splitter is more or less the same as the one utilized by the A110 GT4.
Like the standard model, the A110 Sport should feature the seven-speed EDC dual-clutch transmission that provides smooth yet quick shifts. It’s possible for Alpine to reveal the A110 Sport at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the venue where the A110 made its dynamic debut in 2017 and where the A110 GT4 premiered in 2018.
Over in France, the Pure trim level of the A110 starts at 55,800 euros while the Legende levels up to 59,700 euros. The latter has “the character and comfort of a GT” according to Renault, but we aren’t exactly sure about that considering the cramped cabin and limited storage.