Here in the U.S. we won’t get the mid-engined Alpine A110 in any kind, however the firm is introducing its first regional restricted version in Asia. The honor goes to Japan, and once we say restricted, we imply restricted. Only 24 models will likely be produced.
Based on the high-performance A110S mannequin, it options some minor beauty variations as hinted at by its extremely French sounding title, the Alpine A110S Bi Ton Limitee. That sounds much more particular than its English translation, which is just “Two-Tone Limited”.
It’s the primary Alpine A110 to be provided with a contrasting coloration roof, a styling development that is frankly getting a bit ubiquitous today. The roof solely comes in black, and could be paired with the producer’s trademark Blue Alpine, the darker Blue Abyss and Blanc Irise (white). Alpine says the look was impressed by the Alpine trackside automobiles utilized by the F1 groups.
Of course, no particular version today can be full with out distinction stitching, and the Bi Ton Limitee provides that in the aforementioned blue. It’s fairly refined towards the black Sabelt monocoque seats, nevertheless it’s there. A Pioneer navigation is normal, as are the 18-inch black GT wheels with pink calipers.
Pricing ranges from $81,400 to $82,300, relying on the colour. That may appear to be fairly a premium for what you are getting, contemplating the usual A110S begins at round $77,650. But it isn’t as ridiculous as a few of Alpine’s previous restricted editions, and it is beginning with the performance-oriented A110S as a base. The A110 Color Edition carried a value bump of over $15,600 and the Legende GT Edition about $16,400. And let’s not neglect the $152,000 Felipe Pantone Edition.
Japan has lengthy had a fascination with Alpines, with severe collectors curating (and classic racing) such automobiles as a uncommon Alpine M63 Prototype. Orders opened on September 30, and can shut as quickly as all 24 models (seemingly a reference to Alpine’s 1978 win on the 24 Hours of Le Mans) are spoken for.