Text by Roberto Motta
Photos: Renault Internal Archive / Press
Symbol of a bygone era, the Alpine A310 V6 is still one of the most beautiful rally cars ever.
The 1971 A310 four cylinder had not fulfilled the hopes of the Alpine. This car had not been able to replace the legendary Berlinetta A110 on the track or in the hearts of fans because Renault had not seen fit to grant it an engine powerful enough to meet the current challenges.
Five years later, on April 12, 1976, when the workshops of the ‘Alpine Competition’ of Dieppe and Renault in Billancourt merged to form a new company called ‘Renault Sport’ with sporting director Gerard Larrousse, the management finally decided to equip the A310 with the 2.6 liter V6 engine.