Like its other European counterparts, Alpine has a penchant for releasing vehicles that will never see the light of day in the United States — much to our chagrin. Aside from the palpable jealousy that comes alongside this sort of exclusivity, it’s good to see that the legendary company is still pumping out desireable models — this time, taking to the drawing board to revise its already-popular A110.
The newly announced A110S promises to boost the performance attributes of its predecessor through the implementation of an all-new engine — boasting almost 40-horsepower more than the lesser model. To deliver on its aforementioned output, the company has opted to include a more-powerful 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, capturing 288 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque in the process. Alongside the vehicle’s bolstered powerplant, a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, revised springs, a brake-based electronic differential, and lower ride height serve to balance out the sleek A110S. Although the $74,500 Alpine won’t be available in the U.S, the vehicle will be spotted overseas as early as October.