The Alpine A110 is the best retro design in years

Alpine is back. The rumors have been swirling but it is finally official, and comes with numbers. Such wonderful, beautiful numbers. A mid mounted engine will produce 252 horsepower and the car will only weigh 2,381 lbs. Made mostly from aluminum, the car has a 44/56 weight distribution with the majority of the weight above the rear driven wheels.  It hangs on to the classic A110 name, a throwback to the car's rally racing inspiration. The car will unfortunately only available with a dual clutch automatic transmission and is unlikely to come to the United States. Wherever you can buy the Alpine, it will be a welcome alternative to the Afla Romeo 4c and Porsche Cayman in the tragically small lightweight sports car segment. Oh yeah, and it is absolutely stunning to look at.