The interior layout, fit and finish
The Alpine A110's interior looks pretty special at first glance. There's leather on the steering wheel, doors and dashboard, as well as a sprinkling of carbon fibre trim. There are even bits of its aluminium chassis on show for a touch of racing car drama.
You don’t have to hunt hard to find cheaper materials, though. The interior plastics are textured, but most are hard to the touch, which is the price you pay for the car’s lightweight ethos. You might also recognise plenty of switches from various Renault models. Overall, the A110 is nowhere near as plush inside as the Porsche Cayman and Toyota Supra.
GT and S trims come with a punchier Focal sound system as standard. You can team that with an optional and surprisingly inexpensive subwoofer (called the Focal Premium audio system) for a richer, bassier sound.
Every version of the A110 has a height and reach-adjustable steering wheel. Pure and S trim get a lightweight driver's bucket seat while GT trim has a Comfort seat (it’s a cost option on the standard version). The bucket seat has a fixed backrest but is very supportive and the Comfort seat benefits from six-way adjustment to tailor your driving position more freely.
The appearance of the easy-to-read digital driver's instrument cluster changes depending on whether you're in Comfort, Sport or Track driving mode. Visibility isn't the A110's strongest suit, though. The view forwards and to the side isn’t too bad, but even by sports car standards, the tiny rear screen and thick rear roof pillars hamper what you can see out of the back.
All versions come with bright LED headlights. The S gets rear parking sensors, while GT trim has front and rear parking sensors, as well as a rear-view camera. If you want front sensors and a camera on S, or sensors and a camera on the entry-level A110, you can add them as options.