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Isn’t that the car that caught f…? Don’t. We’re not going to dwell on what may have made the Alpine A110 infamous, rather celebrate what ought to make it famous. Because without jumping too quickly to the conclusion, it’s proved as wonderful to drive on UK roads as it did overseas, where it was flatteringly launched on the Monte Carlo roads that made its great grandfather a rallying legend. It doesn’t look much like a rally car. That’s because rally cars have morphed into four-wheel-drive hatchbacks with quite staggering amounts of power. Decades ago, lightness and litheness were far more important. Thus, a dainty rear-driven, rear-engined car like the old A110 became rather good at rallying. The new car will only see a gravel stage if it’s taken a severely wrong turn, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting. What we have here is a rear-driven, mid-engined coupe to take on the Porsche Cayman. Just like the Alfa Romeo 4C tried and failed to do, not to mention numerous different Lotuses.