The Alpine A110S is a troublesome place. It is a superb sports activities automotive, however does not get a lot love as a result of it is not as flashy as among the present crop of recent supercars, nor does the identify carry the road cred of the newly wealthy crypto bro’s favourite, a “Lambo.”
Maybe a collab with Argentinian-Spanish graffiti artist Felipe Pantone will assist. Alpine will promote simply three A110S fashions hand-painted by Pantone. As an alternative of its trademark metallic blue, the mid-engined sports activities automotive wears white, crimson and blue graphics over a black basis.
“My concept concerning the work on the A110 is to evoke a way of ‘ultradynamism’,” Pantone defined. “Visible velocity is one thing that I’ve been investigating for years now and that I really feel it actually comes collectively on this automotive, emphasizing it’s sensible design with a quick, technological look.”
The graphics closely function a pixelated look shaped by blue and crimson rectangles of various shades. Even the brake calipers tackle this coloration scheme, with blue items up entrance and crimson ones on the rear. Staggered white stripes alongside the perimeters and a checkerboard sample on the rear flanks evoke a (maybe very) refined feeling of movement and racing. The pixel motif continues onto the rear deck, including inexperienced to maybe recall a digital display screen.
On his web site, Pantone describes his artwork as “a collision between an analog previous and a digitized future, the place human beings and machines will inevitably glitch alongside each other in a prism of neon gradients, geometric shapes, optical patterns, and jagged grids.” That definitely describes Alpine’s livery.
So far as artwork vehicles go, it is pretty cohesive. The strains really feel like they have been designed with the form of the underlying automotive in thoughts, somewhat than a murals that is simply been draped over the sheetmetal.
The Pantone Alpine will retails for a jaw-dropping €125,000 ($152,000 USD) together with tax, a big enhance over the common A110S mannequin’s approximate $75,000 price ticket. There aren’t any efficiency upgrades to its 292-horsepower turbo V6, however it appears quicker. The automotive was revealed formally yesterday on the Monaco Grand Prix alongside Alpine’s F1 vehicles.