Re­becca Chap­lin

Can the Alpine A110 match up to the iconic cars that came be­fore it? heads to France to get be­hind the wheel…

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Kentmotors -

In a time of over­sim­pli­fi­ca­tion and car-mak­ers vy­ing for t he mar­ket share in SUVS or crossovers, one brand is here to com­bine her­itage and tech­nol­ogy in the per­fect sportscar pack­age. The Alpine A110 Ber­linette might not have been sold in the UK for long, but its rep­u­ta­tion for ral­ly­ing back in the 1960s and 1970s pre­cedes it. There­fore, cre­at­ing a brand­new edi­tion is a dan­ger­ous game to play – but the risk has proved worth tak­ing.

The A110 has been de­signed from the ground up by a small team based in France. There are some clear trans­fers of de­sign from the orig­i­nal model, such as the bon­net spine, twin aux­il­iary lamps and de­sign sculpted into the door. Ev­ery­thing has been di­alled up to 11 though, and a sense of mod­ern style com­ple­ments ev­ery retro hint.

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