The Alpine A110, also known as the
Berlinette, was a sports car produced by the French manufacturer
Alpine from 1961 to 1977. The A110 was powered by various Renault
The Alpine A110 was introduced in 1961 as an evolution of the A108.
Like other road-going Alpines the A110 used many Renault parts.
Available both as a cabriolet and later as a coupé (Berlinetta). The
car featured a steel backbone chassis with fibreglass body. This
design was influenced by the Lotus Elan, Colin Chapman being a major
source of inspiration for Alpine designers at that time.
The A110 achieved most of its fame in the early 1970s as a
successful rally car. After winning several rallies in France in the
late 1960s with cast-iron R8 Gordini engines the car was fitted with
the aluminium-block Renault 16 TS engine. With two dual-chamber
Weber 45 carburetors the TS engine delivered 125 hp DIN at 6000 rpm.
This allowed the production 1600S to reach a top speed of 210 km/h