Welcoming the Alpine A110 to this year's event

Friday 3 May 2019

We are excited to welcome the award-winning Alpine A110 to this year's Hill Climb.

We are excited to welcome Alpine to this year's Hill Climb. The Car of the Year finalist, Alpine A110 will feature as part of the Michelin Supercar expo and you will get to see first-hand why this elegant sports coupe has been wowing judges and winning awards.

The winner is… 

Since its relaunch in 2018 the Alpine has impressed judging panels, beating the MX-5 and McLaren 570S to the top spot of WhatCar?’s Best Sports Car 2019, the A110 also won the coveted TopGear magazine’s Sports Car of the Year, and was voted Most Beautiful Car at the Festival of Automobile, The list of accolades goes on but most impressively the compact coupe impressed the sixty journalists on the panel of this year’s Car of the Year (COTY) election who awarded the A110 an unprecedented 250 points, making it the only sports coupe to make it to the finals, in the history of COTY. 

What makes the A110 so special? 

Some modern sports cars sacrifice style over performance or choose performance over comfort. Alpine cars, however, have long been renowned for their timeless principles when designing sports cars; their compact, lightweight, agile designs ensure the ultimate driving pleasure and the A110 is no exception. 
On the surface, the A110 looks like a stylish unassuming coupe however the engineering that drives the A110 is a world-class example of how good automotive design and attention to detail, can create an award-winning car. The poise and balance the A110 possesses, mixed with its light weight (only 1,103kg) makes for an entertaining yet precise and comfortable drive and the more you push the car the better it performs making it an all-round great car. No wonder it has won so many awards!

Did you know? 

  • The first A110 was launched in 1961.
  • Alpine has won the Monte Carlo Rally, Le Mans and World Rally Championships.
  • Founder Jean Rédélé’s father was a mechanic for driver Ferenc Szisz, the winner of the 1906 Grand Prix de la Sarthe at Le Mans.
  • Jean Rédélé thought ‘racing is the best way to test production cars and victory was the best sales tool’.
  • The first three cars unveiled by Société des Automobiles Alpine were red; white, and blue a patriotic nod to the French flag.

We are excited to see the Alpine A110 perform in this year's demonstration runs!

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