Alpine sports car goes all out before it goes electric

The most hardcore version of the Alpine A110 sports car yet is a fitting swansong to petrol power for the brand

The Alpine A110 R is the most hardcore iteration yet of the French sports car and features extensive use of carbon fibre in an effort to shed weight

The oh-so-French Alpine car brand is known by an infinitesimally small number of Irish motorists. That’s partly because the Renault Group subsidiary doesn’t yet sell cars in Ireland, but mainly due to its sole focus on driving enthusiasts.

All that is set to change, as it has been confirmed that the Alpine marque will be officially imported and sold here in the not-too-distant future. The business case for that becomes clearer once you know that ...