The range-topper in Alpine's lineup recieves a 39bhp boost over the regular A110, along with various brake and suspension upgrades.

Alpine will unveil the most intense version of its lightweight two-seater – the A110S at this year's Salon Prive.

Wider section tyres on the front and rear of the A110S promise greater levels of grip Positioned at the top of the range and more driver-focused than the Pure and Legende models, its bespoke sport chassis features springs that are 50% stiffer along with anti-roll bars that are twice as firm. Road height is reduced by 4mm optimising the car's centre of gravity and with grip further improved by wider section tyres front and rear, the new car offers a truly dynamic driving experience.

Power output from the familiar rear mid-engined four-cylinder turbocharged 1.8-litre unit is increased by 39bhp to produce nearly 296bhp which in a car weighing just 1,114 kg and mated to a wet clutch seven-speed DCT gearbox, provides scintillating performance. Zero to 100km/h arrives in just 4.4 seconds and the A110S will go on to a maximum of 257km/h.

Orange stitching replaces the signature blue for the A110S model Distinguished externally by its signature paint colour of Gris Tonnerre in matt finish, orange and carbon fibre flag on the C-pillar and unique GT Race alloy wheels fitted with orange Brembo brake calipers, the A110S sits purposely and poised.

Inside, orange stitching replaces the signature blue and sophisticated black Dinamica upholstery is used for the roof lining, door panels and Sabelt bucket seats. Neat touches such as the orange marker on the leather steering wheel, lightweight aluminum pedals and footrest and use of carbon fibre create a luxurious yet sporty environment.

Optional upgrades include a gloss carbon fibre roof panel which reduces weight by 1.6kg, Fuchs forged alloy wheels, special seat belts with carbon fibre finish and also carbon fibre backed versions of the Sabelt bucket seats.