Renault Is Taking On Porsche With Its Sleek and Sporty New Alpine A110

We're ready for this battle.
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We're ready for this battle.
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We have to wait until its full unveiling next week at the Geneva Motor Show for full details, but Renault has released the first photos of the Alpine A110 sports car, a machine it says reflect "the timeless principles of compact size, light weight and agility."

The A110 is aided in achieving its goal by a lightweight aluminum platform and body.

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The original A110 debuted at the Paris Motor Show in 1962, two years ahead of the Porsche 911. Like the Porsche, the Alpine used a rear-mounted, air cooled engine with swing axle independent rear suspension.

1973 Alpine-Renault A110

1973 Alpine-Renault A110

Here's to Renault rejoining its rivalry with Porsche!