Alpine Renault A110

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The manufacturer Alpine produced the A110 sports car From to 1977. The beautiful A110 was by various Renault engines. The A110 is also known as the

The introduction of the Alpine A110 was in as an evolution of the A108. Like road-going Alpines the A110 heavy use of mass-produced Renault But while the A108 was totally around Dauphine components, the was updated to use Renault 8 parts. At the A108 came available as a and later as a Coup#279;, while the was delivered first with a bodywork and then as a cabriolet.

The main visible difference the A108 Coup#279; and A110 was a of the rear body to fit the bigger and that gave the car a more look. Like the A108, the featured a steel backbone with fiberglass body. design was influenced by the Lotus Colin Chapman being a source of inspiration for Alpine at that time. The A110 was available with 1.1L 8 Major or Renault 8 Gordini

The Gordini engine delivered 95 hp SAE at rpm.

Racing an Alpine A110

The A110 achieved of its fame in the early 1970s as a rally car. After several rallies in France in the 1960s with iron-cast 8 Gordini engines the car was fitted the aluminium block Renault 16 TS With two dual chamber 45 carburetors the new engine was able to 125 hp DIN at 6000 rpm.

This allowed the production to reach a top speed of 210 km/h.

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The car international fame during the seasons competing in the newly International rally championship for winning several events Europe and became considered to be one of the rally cars of its time. notable performances the car won the 1971 Rally with Swedish Ove Andersson.

Then in 1973, the buy-out of Alpine by Renault was the International championship was replaced by a new rally championship for makers. decided to compete in the World with the A110. With a featuring Bernard Darniche, Nicolas and Jean-Luc Th#279;rier as drivers and guest stars Jean-Claude Andruet (who won the that year) the A110 won races where the works was entered, making Alpine rally World champion.

As well as being built at Dieppe factory, A110 were constructed by various vehicle manufacturers around the The Alpine A110 was produced in under the name Interlagos; a driver named Emerson drove one in several races. The A110 was produced in Mexico the name Dinalpin, from to 1974, by Diesel Nacional which also produced the vehicles.

The Alpine A110 was also in Bulgaria under the name from 1967 to 1969, by a formed between SPC Metalhim and ETO whose collaboration also in the production of the Bulgarrenault.

In 1974 the Stratos, the first car designed scratch for Rally racing, was and homologated. At the same time, it was that the A110 had reached the end of its Attempts to use fuel injection no performance increase. On some a DOHC 16-valve head was to the engine but proved unreliable. modification like the use of an A310 wishbone rear suspension, with the A110 1600SC failed to increase performance.

On the international stage the Stratos to be the ultimate weapon making the as well as many other cars soon obsolete.

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