First Drive: Alpine A110

Iconic French brand Alpine is back, and it's reinvented the A110 with a modern style, new technology and a new engine. Can it match up to the iconic cars which came before it? Rebecca Chaplin finds out.

What is it?

In a time of oversimplification and car makers vying for the market share in SUVs or crossovers, one brand is here to combine heritage and technology in the perfect sportscar package.

The Alpine A110 Berlinette might not have been sold in the UK for very long, but its reputation for rallying in the 60s and 70s proceeds it. Therefore creating a brand new edition, imagined as six or seven generations down the line, is a dangerous game to play but the risk has proved worth taking.