Alpine A110

a110Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, in 1962, the Alpine A110 featured several innovative features: a steel backbone chassis, fibreglass polyester body and an offset rearmounted engine.

The car’s elongated rear was actually a triumph of both form and function: it was needed to house Renault’s first 4-cylinder engine with five bearings.

Like the R8 Gordini before it, the A110 also proved to be a successful rally car, dominating the 1973 World Rally Championship with eight wins out of 13, including two onetwo-three victories at the Monte Carlo rally and the Tour de Corse.