The French brand Alpine, part of the Renault concern, has prepared a conceptual version of the A110 sports car, which is focused on dynamic driving in off-road conditions. Official information and photos of the new product called Alpine A110 SportX are already available on the Web.
The prototype has an improved suspension with an increase of 6 centimeters in clearance and extended wheel arches in which massive “rollers” with Michelin tires are installed. The track added 8 centimeters, and ski mounts are located in the rear of the body.
No changes in the engine compartment. The “off-road” Alpine A110 SportX is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbo engine generating 252 horsepower and 320 Newton meters of torque. The unit is echoed by a seven-speed robotic transmission. An ordinary compartment can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.5 seconds, and its maximum speed is controlled by the control electronics at a value of 250 kilometers per hour.
In September last year, Alpine showed off a new racing car based on the A110 production coupe. Signatech engineers took part in the development of the rally version of the Alpine A110. Alpine A110 Rally equipped with a hydraulic suspension, which can operate in one of three modes, a Brembo brake system, a roll cage and Sabelt sports seats with multi-point seat belts.
An improved 1.8-liter turbo four develops over 300 horsepower and has increased torque. The power plant is echoed by a special sequential transmission with six steps, as well as a limited slip differential. The thrust enters the rear axle. In addition, the rally car is equipped with adjustable anti-lock and anti-roll bar systems from Bosch Motorsports.
The base cost of Alpine A110 Rally is 150 thousand euros. Car deliveries to first customers will begin in the first quarter of this year.