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Cool 43 37.39%
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Alpine A110

Another classic car. It's based on Renault components. The specs are from the 1600 S Group, produced from 1971 to 1973.

Engine: Renault Straight 4
Displacement: 1.6 liter
Location: Rear, longitudinally mounted
Power: 155 bhp @ 7,000 rpm
Drive: Rear wheel drive
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I'll have some of that!
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Re: Alpine A110

Sub zero. Small, light, fast, Gp IV warrior, special. I've lusted after these since I was a kid so I'm biased but so what?
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Just look at it! Pure coolness that
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Sub zero for me!
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And don't forget it won a raft of international rallies despite being relatively under-powered.
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Utterly sub-zero but I couldn't get into the one at the David Sutton motor museum (and I'm not a porker either).
 
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forget that is says Renault. It's
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Underpowered plastic Renault........................................... .................................................. .................................I love it
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Re: Alpine A110

That has to have a new section, cooler than s/zero
up there with the C6!
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Cool
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Oh yes!!!
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it’s a shame (good for alfa) now renault is just a bored married man car brand
this one is just outstanding excellent choice Ant
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luv luv luv
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Re: Alpine A110

Pretty cool, though I wouldn't have one myself
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Subzero.
Deffo.
Unfortunately, I won't fit in. Can't fold myself that tightly.
But if I would, this would be one of my 10 dream cars ...

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That has to have a new section, cooler than s/zero
up there with the C6!

Yep, up there with a Dino 246 and Muira.

Totally, utterly achingly petite and driveable.

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It's cool

But is it cool enough for Nev to like it?
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i love those 'ickle Alpines.

but lads...i'm sorry, i'm going to chuck a spanner in the cool works. Yes, had a brilliant rally career, yes it made the Alpine name desirable...but, i'm not quite convinced it's cool. (this isn't a Renault-thing, by the way). I'd put it down as scraping-through-by-the-skin-of-its-teeth cool, rather than uber-cool.

Why? Well, compare it to a Bertone GTV for a sec. The GTV is beautiful. The Alpine's looks are 'interesting'. The GTV's engine is a peach. The Alpine's isn't. The GTV is stylish inside. The Alpine is...functional. The Alpine has a race heritage to be proud of. So does the GTV (and some!)

It's a former race car cashing in on its success, and it now looks dated; its strengths lie in what it achieved in the past, rather than bringing anything of note into the future. It ultimately had more of a halo-effect for the Alpine brand (which I think now assembles the excellent RenaultSport cars) than the A110 itself.

So it's cool...but only just, imho.

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Earlier today i was watching some wildlife program about spiders. It went into great detail to explain every inch of the species anatomy and tried very hard to explain their behaviour. But try as they might, nobody has the answer to why the funnel web is only poisonous to humans and no other mammals. I think it's fairly obvious. They dont like us. One of these creatures was seen devouring a frog. I bright green slimy frog barely dry from its time joyfully swimming through somebodies pond. I felt slightly bad for the frog as i dont really have anything against them, and more than a little anger at the spider of whom i have a deep-rooted fear.

This car is a little like that frog. Its virtually the same colour, has almost the same face, and would not stand up well against something of similar size and weight. 155BHP is not a lot when the car in question is supposed to be a sporty relic. For me, at least, it would lead to disappointment and me being eaten by everything i came across. And that's Uncool.

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Earlier today i was watching some wildlife program about spiders. It went into great detail to explain every inch of the species anatomy and tried very hard to explain their behaviour. But try as they might, nobody has the answer to why the funnel web is only poisonous to humans and no other mammals. I think it's fairly obvious. They dont like us. One of these creatures was seen devouring a frog. I bright green slimy frog barely dry from its time joyfully swimming through somebodies pond. I felt slightly bad for the frog as i dont really have anything against them, and more than a little anger at the spider of whom i have a deep-rooted fear.

This car is a little like that frog. Its virtually the same colour, has almost the same face, and would not stand up well against something of similar size and weight. 155BHP is not a lot when the car in question is supposed to be a sporty relic. For me, at least, it would lead to disappointment and me being eaten by everything i came across. And that's Uncool.
Craziest reasoning I've ever heard
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i love those 'ickle Alpines.

but lads...i'm sorry, i'm going to chuck a spanner in the cool works. Yes, had a brilliant rally career, yes it made the Alpine name desirable...but, i'm not quite convinced it's cool. (this isn't a Renault-thing, by the way). I'd put it down as scraping-through-by-the-skin-of-its-teeth cool, rather than uber-cool.

Why? Well, compare it to a Bertone GTV for a sec. The GTV is beautiful. The Alpine's looks are 'interesting'. The GTV's engine is a peach. The Alpine's isn't. The GTV is stylish inside. The Alpine is...functional. The Alpine has a race heritage to be proud of. So does the GTV (and some!)

It's a former race car cashing in on its success, and it now looks dated; its strengths lie in what it achieved in the past, rather than bringing anything of note into the future. It ultimately had more of a halo-effect for the Alpine brand (which I think now assembles the excellent RenaultSport cars) than the A110 itself.

So it's cool...but only just, imho.

Ehhh...
Sorry, just the other way 'round makes sense.
Monsieur Redele created a rally car that was successful, was cool and was probably the best rally car of its days and then, because he used the best (French) bits he could lay is mitts on. Being a Renault delaer running a renault Garage, those were Renault.
Well, Renault later took over for mass production...
But the 110 was first and foremost a race/rally car.
Well, not talking about the other Alpines then... those just tried to cash in...
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Verging on cool, but too common as muck to be actually cool.
Town was full of em this weekend. (Well I saw at least 3.)
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You should read how he explained his reasoning for voting the BMW X3 as Cool...
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Being a Renault can it be classed Cool ??


Yep !!
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