New Alpine A110 S vs new Porsche 718 Cayman T: practicality

The Alpine A110 S and Porsche 718 Cayman T promise to be even sharper to drive than their 'regular' siblings. But which has the finer edge?...

Alpine A110 S seats - private plate

Space and practicality

Front space, seating flexibility, boot

While these cars are strict two-seaters, both have enough head and leg room to keep 6ft-plus occupants happy. In every other respect, though, the Cayman is the more practical choice, not least because it has door bins and a glovebox – exotic features that are missing from the A110.

Porsche 718 Cayman T 2021 seats

True, there is some storage space beneath the A110’s centre console. But the solitary cupholder is so shallow that your drink will probably fall over the first time you turn the steering wheel, whereas the Cayman has two cupholders that can be adjusted to ensure your chosen beverage doesn’t end up in your lap.

Because they’re mid-engined, both of these cars actually have two boots – one at each end – but the Cayman’s are much larger. What's more, you can throw coats on top of the engine cover, whereas this area is sealed off in the A110.

Alpine A110

Alpine A110 S front boot - private plate

Boot 100 litres (r), 95 litres (f) Suitcases 1

Porsche 718 Cayman