This lovely little Alpine A110 celebrates an even littler Alpine A110
Alpine reveals €89k A110 ‘San Remo 73’ edition. Guess which victory it celebrates
Alpine has revealed a lovely little limited edition version of its A110 sports car that doffs its lightweight cap to an even littler A110. Dire bonjour au A110 San Remo 73 edition, a car built to celebrate a special victory.
Back in 1973, Alpine was victorious at the… Sanremo Rally, which you totally didn’t see coming, right? As such, this 2023 A110 borrows liberally from its forebear, not least the ‘Caddy Blue’ paintwork, black painted roof arches and red carbon roof.
There are the obligatory motorsport graphics plastered on the doors, new alloys hiding Brembos and a few black emblems dotted about the body. The A110 San Remo 73 get the 300bhp tune of the 1.8-litre turbo four-cylinder lurking in the middle, and as such should provide ample power to really put those spangly new graphics to the test.
Should feel suitably sporty inside too, because the SR73 also features one-piece bucket seats, six-point racing harnesses, new pedals, an aluminium footrest for the passenger and new floor mats. For your €89,000 outlay – limited to just 200 cars worldwide – you also get stripes, and ‘World Champion 73’ stitched into the seats.
Because Alpine entered two cars in the 1973 Sanremo Rally, the first of which won the stage by a whopping six minutes, while the number 2 car finished third behind a Fiat 124. The A110’s success in Sanremo clinched the WRC manufacturers’ title for Alpine. Special victory, that.
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