This new A110S Enstone Edition celebrates Alpine’s British F1 factory
Fancy an A110 with a few bits of the interior made in the same factory as an F1 car? Step this way
Alpine has decided to honour its Formula 1 factory with a special version of the A110S sports car. Sounds great, but then you remember where its F1 factory is based. The Ferrari 360 Modena sounds glamorous and exciting. The Alpine A110S Enstone Edition? Less so.
Unfortunately, there’s nothing too exciting added to the Enstone Edition over the standard A110S either. You get the same 296bhp 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the same optional aero kit as standard, while the paint choice is between two shades of grey – ‘Gris Tonnerre’ or the ‘Argent Mercure’. Given that this is the Enstone Edition, we’re not sure why Alpine didn’t call those colours ‘Summer Day Grey’ and ‘Hotter-Than-Ibiza-Today Grey’.
Still, you do get a contrasting black roof with the A110S EE, and in the UK that roof comes as standard with a Union Jack graphic. Quite understandably, that’s a merely an optional extra in France and the rest of the world…
Just 300 examples of the Enstone Edition will be available worldwide, but if you’re thinking that it’s just paint and a flag on the roof, get ready to be very excited indeed. You see, as well as those two things, Alpine says that the special A110S “incorporates carbon elements made in the same Enstone workshop and the same materials as those used to manufacture its Formula 1 cars.”
Now we’re talking. Or perhaps we’re not, because the carbon fibre bits it’s talking about are the centre console insert and the shade for the instrument binnacle in the interior. Hardly go-faster bits that have fallen off Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon’s F1 car.
Not to worry though, because every buyer of an Enstone Edition will get a ‘certificate of authenticity from the Enstone factory’ that will be signed by members of the F1 team. Try explaining that down the pub…
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