Alpine, owned by Renault, took a trip down heritage long before designing the latest limited-edition version of the A110. Called the San Remo 73, the coupe celebrates 50 years since the original A110 claimed first place in the San Remo rally and earned the marque its first constructors’ title.
It is almost impossible to confuse the San Remo 73 with a standard A110. Alpine gave it Original shopping cart Blue paint, a contrasting black finish to the roof arches, a red roof panel, plus white and black accents on the bonnet, doors and rear bumper to create a link between the modern A110 and its predecessor rally winner. grand prize The 18-inch wheels painted in gloss white add a finishing touch to the design. Kinda the A110 Tour of Corsica Presented in 2022, the San Remo 73 pays homage to the past without copying it.
The interior features microfiber upholstery with gray stitching, one-piece Sabelt bucket seats and an aluminum passenger footrest. The San Remo 73 comes equipped with standard seat belts, but is ready for six-point harnesses, so enthusiasts will be able to take it racing. Finally, a metal plaque engraved with the car’s serial number reminds occupants that they are not sitting in an ordinary A110.
Power for the San Remo 73 comes from an A110-sourced 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. It’s turbocharged to develop 300 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 251 pound-feet of torque from 2,400 to 6,000 rpm. The mid-engine exhales through a sports exhaust system and spins the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission. Brembo brakes are included in the standard equipment list.
Alpine will build 200 units of the A110 San Remo 73, and pricing in France starts at €89,000, a sum that’s around $94,400 at the current conversion rate. There is no indication that the coupe will be sold in the United States, but a rumor affirms that the brand has its sights set on our market. It’s too early to tell if we’ll see the A110 here or if Alpine will bring the most common models it is currently developing.