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Not A Day Goes By Without Me Wanting The Alpine A110

All Photos Credit: Alpine
All Photos Credit: Alpine

Damn the Alpine A110. Damn it for its 248 horsepower for 2,400 pounds. Damn it for existing. Most of all, damn it for not being available in America.

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This isn’t what you would call news. The Alpine A110 has been out for a year or so now, and in all of that time, it has not been available in the States. This is not a change of any kind. The Alpine A110 is, it is still, it is still not something I can buy here and drive here and see here, cutting up tight mountain roads and quietly turbo-whooshing through little towns in Marin county or anywhere else in this country for that matter.

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This all came up when Alpine recently announced the pricing for two new trims for the A110, which, if you’re curious, is £46,905 in stripped-out form in the UK, or about five grand less than what an Alfa Romeo 4C ran you over there.

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Also, look at the stock wheels for the well-appointed Légende. They’re 18s and they’re my favorite stock wheel on the market right now.

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They’re so good! They are so forbidden! Damn them. Damn them to hell.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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The exclusion of a manual for me is what keeps it from being a must have.