Durisotti has been fitting out police, gendarmerie and other French government vehicles with specialist equipment for many years and is therefore perfectly positioned to adapt the Alpine A110 to its new policing role. French Ministry of the Interior has just confirmed the order will be for 26 units of the Alpine A110.
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These vehicles will allow the police to carry out interventions on the motorway, involving cars in violation at high speed, as part of road safety or judicial police missions (drug trafficking for example). Two of them will be dedicated to rapid response training.
The order contributes to the modernisation and rejuvenation of the automobile fleet which has been happening for two years, says the Ministry of the Interior, which recently equipped the gendarmes and police officers with Peugeot 5008 .
The great return of the berlinetta
This order thus marks the great return of the “Berlinetta” in the workforce of the gendarmerie. The police had driven at the wheel of the first A110 from 1967, then in A310.
It was in 2012 that Renault announced the return of the legendary brand, founded by Jean Rédélé in 1955. In 2016 , a concept very close to the final version was presented and the production model started its career the following year with the first copies from the Dieppe plant and press trials . The first customer of the launch version “First Edition” is delivered on March 2, 2018.
After the 1955 copies of the “Première Edition”, Alpine launched the “Pure” and “Légende” versions. For its order, the gendarmerie opted for this Pure version, the prices of which start at 58,400 euros in France. However, we do not know the price negotiated by the ministry or the cost of adapting vehicles for the gendarmerie.
A thermal “Pure”
While Alpine must switch to 100% electric by 2025 , the new A110 is equipped with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in the rear centre position. On the “Pure” version, chosen by the police, it develops 252 horsepower, 320 Nm of torque and achieves 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds. The maximum speed is quoted as being 250 km / h but we will see if these versions for the police will benefit from any performance-enhancing adaptions.