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When you drive an Alpine A110, you get used to being asked one question over and over: "Wow, that's cool – what is it?" So just in case your history of French sports cars is a wee bit patchy, here's a brief explanation.
The original Alpine A110 was a small rear-engined sports car born in the Sixties. It proved to be mightily good for rallying thanks to its low weight and nimble handling, and was still snatching wins well into the Seventies, triumphing in the first World Rally Championship (WRC).
The purest expression of that ethos is the standard car – called, funnily enough, the Pure. If you want something a little more focused, there's the A110S, which has lower, stiffer suspension and a bit more power to help bridge the gap to some of the car's quicker rivals. As well as the Cayman, they include cheaper versions of the Jaguar F-Type as well as the Toyota Supra.
To find out whether the Alpine A110 is a hit or a miss, keep reading this comprehensive review. We'll cover performance, comfort, running costs and more, and compare it with those sports car rivals we've mentioned.
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