The Alpine A110 is a rear-engine sports car produced by the French manufacturer Alpine from 1961 to 1977. The A110 was developed as a rally car, and it quickly became a popular choice for amateur and professional rally drivers alike. It achieved significant success in international rallying, winning the prestigious Monte Carlo Rally in 1971 and 1973.
The A110 was based on the A108, which was a small roadster introduced in 1958. The A110 featured a more aerodynamic body, with a sloping nose and a rounded roofline. It was powered by a range of engines, starting with a 956cc Renault engine producing 44 horsepower and later models featuring a 1.6-liter engine with up to 125 horsepower.
In addition to its success in rallying, the A110 was also popular as a road car. It was known for its nimble handling and excellent balance, thanks in part to its lightweight construction. The A110’s body was made from fiberglass, which helped to keep its weight down to around 1,500 pounds.
The A110’s success on the rally circuit helped to establish Alpine as a respected performance car manufacturer. However, Alpine struggled financially in the 1970s, and production of the A110 ceased in 1977. In 2017, Alpine reintroduced the A110 as a modern sports car, featuring a mid-engine layout and modern technology while retaining the classic styling of the original A110.