Alpines Reach New Rally Heights
Kyosho 1973 Alpine Renault A110 Road and Race
1:18 | $150 to 165
The Renault-powered Alpine A110 was the right car at the right time, when the FIA created the World Rally Championship in 1973. The little rear-engined “Berlinette” had already made quite a name for itself in regional rally competition, thanks to its strong steel backbone and ultra-light (under 1,400 pounds) weight. Even with just 160hp, performance was impressive, and the A110 won six races in the inaugural championship season, easily taking the title. The last of these wins was the Tour de Corse— one of the two versions Kyosho models here in 1:18. There is also a road-going A110 1600S, and the solid blue paint really shows off the beautiful Giovanni Michelotti–designed bodywork. Engine and interior detail makes this among the most detailed Alpine models out there.