Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Alpine Motors surprises with a 100% electric A110 E-ternité at the French Formula 1 Grand Prix. As the name suggests, A110 E-ternité is essentially an electrification of the existing A110 which also features a driver’s personal tablet/infotainment, a state-of-the-art audio system with 8 speakers, and innovative materials that combine performance and sustainability.

Alpine A110 E-ternité 100% Electric Prototype

Billed as “a real rolling laboratory”, the Alpine A110 E-ternité is a 100% electric open-top car that, while electric, retains the marque’s legendary agility with a lightness not seen in electric cars in this segment. The bulk of the weight of an EV is from the battery. The A110 E-ternité is no different.

It shares the same battery modules as the 100% electric Mégane E-Tech. In the case of the electric A110, it has 12 modules in a custom battery housing to suit A110’s internal structure. Four modules were installed in the front and the remaining eight are installed at the rear.

Alpine A110 E-ternité 100% Electric Prototype

Despite having 12 battery modules, the overall weight was bumped up by just 258 kilograms (568 lbs) – thanks in part to a contained mass for the battery pack (392 kg/864 lbs). Thanks to the clever battery layout, it managed to achieve a 42/58 weight distribution. Speaking of the battery system, it is a 60 kWh system that has a 420 km (261 miles) WLTP range.

The Alpine 110 E-ternité is powered by the Group’s “standard” motor, paired to a high torque version of the DCT (dubbed DCT 2) specifically developed by Alpine, which allows the 178 kW/300 Nm (239 HP/221 lb-ft) EV to rocket from standstill to 100 in 4.5 seconds and achieving a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

Alpine A110 E-ternité 100% Electric Prototype

Another major highlight of the Alpine A110 E-ternité EV is the open roof aka convertible which features a hard top made from two roof shells injected with recycled carbon.

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It rolls on 18-inch forged aluminum wheels (18J7.5 front and 18J8.5 rear) wrapped in 215/40 R18 (front) and 245/40 R18 (rear) rubbers. Finally, it has the same double wishbone setup all-around as the A110 ICE but the rear axle’s lower arm is reinforced and paired with Ohlins shocks.

Alpine A110 E-ternité 100% Electric Prototype
Alpine A110 E-ternité 100% Electric Prototype

All images courtesy of Alpine Motors.

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