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991.2GTS
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:41 pm    Post subject: Alpine A110S Reply with quote

I’ve been wanting to add to the garage, and have been looking at various options including air cooled and another stab at a GT3. But decided to go French instead of German today and put down a deposit on an Alpine A110S. I was expecting a 9 month wait but the bloke at Alpine Manchester reckons lock down by the end of January with a Spring delivery. Which would be ideal.

https://config.alpinecars.com/gb/en.html?conf=https%3A%2F%2Fuk.co.rplug.renault.com%2Fc%2FBAd6%2FAgWEdO3A9i1wpg&step=summary
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By all accounts these are fantastic cars, look great too, sure you'll have a lot
of fun with the Alpine.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like these a lot. Very unique choice.

What happened to the GT3? I must have missed a post.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benbuhagiar wrote:
I like these a lot. Very unique choice.

What happened to the GT3? I must have missed a post.


The GT3 suffered a ‘catastrophic’ failure. It’s a long read, but the pictures tell most of the story.

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=135746
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Graham - Alpine looks like a great car. Saw some great reviews on it over the weekend - enough for me to look at Alpine website and spec options. What options have you gone for? Looking forward to seeing it when you get it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seen the options you have picked - all of them Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kan300 wrote:
Just seen the options you have picked - all of them Grin


It’s a bit of a culture shock after using the Porsche configurator, as there are so few options. Almost everything comes as standard.

They’re having a launch event for the ‘S’ next Sunday at Alpine in Manchester, so going to see what the different colours look like in the flesh before I lock it in. Also not sure on the carbon roof, that might be overkill. Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the french alpine clubs were at Dijon last year. Looked great fun cars. One in a darker blue than the usual light blue..think it’s abyss blue? Looks great in the changing light through the day.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Visited Winchester Alpine on Friday looking for inspiration. This is a stunning machine and no doubt a real drivers car.

Just need some mountain roads!!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike_993 wrote:
Visited Winchester Alpine on Friday looking for inspiration. This is a stunning machine and no doubt a real drivers car.

Just need some mountain roads!!


And another.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the lighter blue colour on most cars but I think the dark blue version looks much better.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

coullstar wrote:
I love the lighter blue colour on most cars but I think the dark blue version looks much better.

Agreed re the dark blue and under the showroom lighting it looked superb.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the pics. The Abyss Blue does look good, similar to Iris Blue looking at the pictures. The only problem is it doesn’t appear to be an option for the S. The launch colour for the S is the Matt thunder grey, which is a £4.5k option. How it can be deemed a launch colour when they want to charge that for it, is beyond me. That’s the only outrageous option though, everything else either comes as standard or is reasonably priced.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

991.2GTS wrote:
Thanks for the pics. The Abyss Blue does look good, similar to Iris Blue looking at the pictures. The only problem is it doesn’t appear to be an option for the S. The launch colour for the S is the Matt thunder grey, which is a £4.5k option. How it can be deemed a launch colour when they want to charge that for it, is beyond me. That’s the only outrageous option though, everything else either comes as standard or is reasonably priced.


Hadn’t clocked the S version, more power, cup chassis and some other extras.
Seems that’s the one to go for budget permitting.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike_993 wrote:
991.2GTS wrote:
Thanks for the pics. The Abyss Blue does look good, similar to Iris Blue looking at the pictures. The only problem is it doesn’t appear to be an option for the S. The launch colour for the S is the Matt thunder grey, which is a £4.5k option. How it can be deemed a launch colour when they want to charge that for it, is beyond me. That’s the only outrageous option though, everything else either comes as standard or is reasonably priced.


Hadn’t clocked the S version, more power, cup chassis and some other extras.
Seems that’s the one to go for budget permitting.

Did you do a test drive?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike_993 wrote:
991.2GTS wrote:
Thanks for the pics. The Abyss Blue does look good, similar to Iris Blue looking at the pictures. The only problem is it doesn’t appear to be an option for the S. The launch colour for the S is the Matt thunder grey, which is a £4.5k option. How it can be deemed a launch colour when they want to charge that for it, is beyond me. That’s the only outrageous option though, everything else either comes as standard or is reasonably priced.


Hadn’t clocked the S version, more power, cup chassis and some other extras.
Seems that’s the one to go for budget permitting.

Did you do a test drive?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not yet. Going to a launch event in Manchester next Sunday, hoping to have a go in one then.

I looked at the standard model last year, and was tempted. But when the S came along, it made more sense. All the reviews I've read/watched, have been overwhelmingly positive, so I'm hoping for great things.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love a zingy lightweight 4 cyl, but its odd how everyone lambasts the 718 for being a 4 cyl, yet seem to not mind it in the Alpine.

Maybe Porsche trend-setting again?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
I love a zingy lightweight 4 cyl, but its odd how everyone lambasts the 718 for being a 4 cyl, yet seem to not mind it in the Alpine.

Maybe Porsche trend-setting again?


I think the move away from 6 was always going to be an issue for the 718. Especially the noise, when compared with the 981.

The power to weight ratio might make people more forgiving of the Alpine. The Cayman S is 235hp per tonne, and the A110S is 262hp per tonne. And once you’ve specc’d a Cayman S to match what comes mostly as standard on the Alpine, it’s about £3-4K more expensive by my reckoning.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

991.2GTS wrote:
Robertb wrote:
I love a zingy lightweight 4 cyl, but its odd how everyone lambasts the 718 for being a 4 cyl, yet seem to not mind it in the Alpine.

Maybe Porsche trend-setting again?


I think the move away from 6 was always going to be an issue for the 718. Especially the noise, when compared with the 981.

The power to weight ratio might make people more forgiving of the Alpine. The Cayman S is 235hp per tonne, and the A110S is 262hp per tonne. And once you’ve specc’d a Cayman S to match what comes mostly as standard on the Alpine, it’s about £3-4K more expensive by my reckoning.


Interesting stats. I get the whole 6 cylinder bit with my 993 and daily BMW however the 718 in both forms is a superb machine. I do however find the niche element of the Alpine quite appealing.
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