We weren’t done with the Kyosho HEADLINER models, another vintage rally racer up for review is the Alpine Renault A110 1800 #7 1973 Tour de Corse. Again this model is scaled in 1:43, same as the Renault MAXI 5 Turbo we looked at last week. I wish I could share some history on this car, but a simple Internet search revealed little. Anyone want to provide a history lesson for us simple folk? Please do so.
There is much going on when viewing the exterior of the Alpine Renault A110. Along with the many decals and add-on lights, the exterior features multiple colours and graphics that result in visual utopia. Each element is crafted with care. It is especially impressive how the team replicates all the fine details in 1:43 scale. The chrome work requires an honourable mention, a solid effort throughout. Their best work is the chrome trim around the windows. Well done!
Body lines on the Alpine Renault A110 are slick and all business. The extended fender flares definitely compliment the lines. This model is hand-made and produced in resin. In typical fashion with sealed models shutlines are noticeably perfect and panel gaps are defined.
The front of the model is the most attractive and aggressive area for sure. The additional lights and long nose add to the aggressive nature. Main headlights and surrounding lighting are crafted with care. Definition and depth are evident in all. Even covers were added to the lower beams. HEADLINER also added the “APLINE” script in the lower centre portion in chrome. So small, but yet so accurate!
The back-end is again a mirror image of the front in terms of execution and materials. Upper inlets are solid bits but there is added detail to define them. Taillights are quality pieces along with the exposed muffler and tip.
There is no motor to share or inner working of the suspension, though some undercarriage detail is present – exhaust and skid plate. Very cool.
The wheels on the Alpine Renault A110 are too executed well. Rim and tire size are equal front and back, I’m not sure what is accurate for the period. Shining my flashlight on the rims themselves I see no braking calipers, just rotors front and rear.
Inside the bare minimum is found; remember we’re dealing with a rally racer not your typical street car. Racing seats take front and centre, as with the Renault MAXI 5 Turbo I reviewed earlier the seat-belts here are not made with fabric. Centre console, roll-cage, and fire extinguisher round out the interior. All crafted with care and precision.
The HEADLINER Alpine Renault A110 1800 #7 1973 Tour de Corse is with out a doubt a beautifully executed piece. Attention to detail is present all over this model, and it should. These pieces aren’t cheap and somewhat niche per say, the combination requires maximum effort. Is the maximum effort reached here, maybe? I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Enjoy the pics!