【 1971 Monte Carlo Rally Winner 】
The Alpine Renault A110 featured a lightweight FRP body mounted on a backbone chassis with front double wishbone and rear swing axle suspension. The compact rear-wheel drive coupe was powered by the rear-mounted 4-cylinder engine. Still popular with fans across the world today, the A110 was thrust into the spotlight with victory in the 1971 running of the Monte Carlo Rally. At the time, Stage 1 of the rally saw cars start from far-flung destinations and head for the south of France, and despite starting from Marrakech, Morocco, the 6 cars of the Alpine Renault works team were first to reach Monaco. Their excellent form continued through a snowy Stage 2 and a mountainous Stage 3 including the famed Col de Turini pass, achieving an all-A110 podium (3rd place was shared with a Porsche 914). Similar fine performances also saw the car take the 1971 European Rally Championship. This R/C assembly kit faithfully reproduces the form of the race car by the lightweight polycarbonate body, fitted with separate parts such as light pods, side mirrors and headlights for enhanced realism.