New Alpine A110 vs Audi TT RS vs Porsche Cayman
Historic French brand Alpine has returned with a lightweight £50k sports car that has the potential to out-drive the Audi TT RS and Porsche 718 Cayman - but which is the best sports car?...
Behind the wheel
Driving position, visibility, build quality
From the driver’s seat, the TT actually feels more like a hot hatch than a sports car – certainly compared with its squatter,mid-engined rivals. The fact that you sit farther from the ground does have its advantages, though – mainly that it gives you a better view out. Rear visibility is really quite poor in the A110, and it’s the only car here that isn’t available with a rear-view camera.
More positively, the A110 has the best seats; the Sabelt buckets hold you in position brilliantly through corners and remain agreeable on longer jaunts. The only criticism is that some of our testers wished the fixed seatback was a little more upright for spirited driving.
The TT’s seats run it closest and come with adjustable lumbar support as standard, whereas the Cayman’s seats are curiously short of side and lumbar support. These issues can at least be fully resolved by forking out £2315 for optional bucket seats.