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One year with the Alpine A110!

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My first year with the Alpine A 110 has just ended and I am starting the second year. All good, only pleasure, a true smile machine. 

My Alpine as I received it: 

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The second year will be dedicated to some more improvements ( new exchanger, sports cat, remapping, new, bigger and lighter brakes, bigger tires, and a few other changes I am currently working on ). Let's say that for the moment, I am half way. 

I had a 2000 kilometers road trip, last summer, with the daughter, and some more roaring adventures in Normandy with friends. 

With the daughter in Auvergne: 

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Near Limoges: 

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Near Fontainebleau: 

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And in Normandy: 

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We also lived some experiences and tests on the track. Serious things will start when all the improvements are done. 

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The exciting thing is that I could test other Alpines to measure my own changes. I could gather some informations here and there and measure all the changes I had and will have. 

Julie's one: 

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Her husband Damien's A110 S: 

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And one I couldn't test, but which is prepared by the same Alpine Workshop than mine... Its owner gained a bit less than 100 Kilos, with carbon everywhere outside and inside ( door panels, for example ) and super light wheels ( not pictures here ) and suspensions / brakes... Credit pictures: AM Performance who is in charge of the remapping: 

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I will not go as far as he did, for a budget reason, mainly, but I took some inspiration from him, I must confess. And I gave some ideas, too. As for watches, the pleasure is also in sharing ideas.

Anyway, let's say that no other car could give so much pleasure. 

A keeper, definitely, for me. 

Best,

Nicolas

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ronhan November 10th, 2021-12:20
What a picture-feast of great cars! 👍👍 Enjoy your A110 as long as possible... until we aren't allowed to drive combustion engines any longer, at least. ☹️
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amanico November 10th, 2021-15:42
Well it is not for tomorrow. We still have some years of pleasure. Thanks, Ron. 
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eklektik November 10th, 2021-12:25
Very nice Nicolas! Glad you get so much joy from it! I love the bad-ass version, but yours is much more my taste: civilised Also, good to see that you are not scared of driving it! They are made for it! I've been away from here for a while and need to catch up with topics l... 
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amanico November 10th, 2021-15:44
I am trying to find the best compromise here between performance and " civilised " character. Yes, I will be there on the 4th. Ping me! 
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ArmisE November 10th, 2021-12:41
The A110 is a hot car, as your pics showcase nicely. Enjoy in the best of health.
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amanico November 10th, 2021-15:44
Very hot, indeed. It is hard to resist to it... 
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Mary Anny November 10th, 2021-13:10
"The sports car" in Europe for me! Enjoy it Nicolas and drive safe!
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amanico November 10th, 2021-15:45
After all the improvements ( if all goes well before next summer ), I will try to make a comparison review with the Alfa 4C and the Porsche Cayman. ;) 
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Subexplorer November 10th, 2021-13:17
Hello dear Nicolas! I´m so happy to read this post and learn how much you enjoy and love your Alpine. And it is... ... fantastic you had the chance to compare yours with those of your friends. That´s an opportunity which is not frequent to have and very interesting indeed. By the way, congrats on your adorable daughter. I had the pleasure of briefly meeting her about ... 
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amanico November 10th, 2021-16:01
Yes, my friend, she grows very fast. Not as fast as the Alpine, but still... ;p Gracias, amigo Abel. 
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