Alpine reveals A110 SportsX concept with rally-inspired styling

Alpine has built a one-off concept version of its A110 sports car, with a raised ride height, wider body and roof-mounted ski rack.

Built for display at the International Automobile Festival in Paris, the A110 SportsX concept is the result of a collaboration between the French sports car maker’s design and engineering teams. Its purpose is to show how the model is ‘an inexhaustible source of inspiration’ for the firm’s staff.

Alpine A110 SportsX
Alpine says A110 SportsX concept is a one-off that won’t go on sale. (Alpine)

While details are thin on the ground, Alpine says the SportsX is based on an entry-level A110 Pure, with ground clearance increased by 60mm and the body width up 80mm. It also has a ski rack mounted to the rear window and appears to have tyres better-suited to low-grip conditions such as snow and ice.

Despite already receiving many positive comments on social media, Alpine says ‘this unique model is not available for sale’.

The #AlpineA110 SportsX is a styling exercise inspired by the rally versions of the A110. It proves that the A110 is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Alpine’s development teams. #FAI2020pic.twitter.com/cjbeBc32v6

— Alpine Cars (@AlpineCarsUK) January 28, 2020

Alongside the SportsX concept, the firm is displaying various classic models as well as another fantasy creation. Historic cars on display include an A210 racing prototype that raced at 24h Le Mans between 1966 and 1969, an A110 1800 Gp4 rally model that took 150 wins between 1969 and 1972, and a 1971 A110 road car.

The firm has also taken its Vision Gran Turismo model to the show, a concept created for the virtual world of PlayStation 4’s Gran Turismo Sport video game.

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