The A110 takes a relatively new approach (Alfa Romeo went a similar route with the 4C) of making the car as light as possible – in this case 1080kg, which is less than a Fiesta!
There’s less mass to move, so a 1.8 litre turbo four cylinder with 249bhp is more than enough, giving performance of 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds.
The handling is also slicker as the whole car has to shift less weight around and as the engine isn't working as hard, the economy and emissions are also improved.
To give you an idea of how revolutionary the weight is, the Porsche 718 Cayman (which has a similar price and power) weighs in at 400kg more - almost half as much again! The A110 is RWD too, so this is a sports car that's huge fun to drive.
The Alpine A110 could be outside your house next week - get your tickets now!