Headlining an exhibition of new or little-known models from Alpine’s past and present, the A110 SportsX show car is the result of a joint effort by the brand’s design and engineering teams.
Alpine says the A110 SportsX is inspired by the rally versions of the A110 sports car, more specifically the A110 that won the 1973 Monte Carlo Rally. The most obvious changes include a widebody kit adding 80 mm (3.1 in) of width and a 60-mm (2.3-in) higher ground clearance.
Other changes include a more aggressive body kit consisting of a front bumper, side skirts, and rear bumper with side vents. Rounding off the updates are the dual-tone paintwork, crossed out secondary lights, ski rack and custom black wheels shod with Michelin Primacy 3 tires.
The A110 SportsX is based on the entry-level A110 Pure, which means the mid-mounted 1.8-liter turbo-four produces 252 PS (248 hp / 185 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque. In the standard car, that enough for a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
Before you ask, Alpine says “this unique model is not available for sale.” Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t see elements from it incorporated into future A110 variants.
Besides the A110 SportsX, Alpine’s stand at the FAI will include rare models like the A210 prototype, Vision Gran Turismo, the A110 1800 – 1972 Gp4 driven by François Alessandri and Jean Pierre Manzagol, a 1971 A110 “berlinette” 1300 and the A110S current range-topper.