Following the Renault Alpine Vision concept and subsequently the sighting of the development mule, the modern mid-engined Alpine has been revealed – a present-day interpretation of the A110 classic.

With its mid-engined, rear-wheel drive layout, the new Alpine A110 appears to be aimed squarely at the likes of the Porsche Cayman, although with an estimated weight of 1,000 kg, the Alpine has an approximate 300 kg weight advantage thanks to its full aluminium construction.

No specifications have been revealed so far, but the A110 is expected to pack a turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant with up to 300 hp, up from the 250 hp figure previously bandied about. The mill could either be a derivative of the Renault Clio RS‘ 1.6 litre four-pot, or an all-new 2.0 litre engine bound for the upcoming Megane RS.

As expected, the exterior carries over most of the concept’s design, including its headlamps and inset foglamps with corona-ring daytime running lights. A flat floor and rear diffuser helps the A110 in the aero department without the need for a rear decklid spoiler, while inside, a pair of seats weighing just 13.1 kg helps Alpine accomplish its weight-loss mission.

More details are expected when the Alpine A110 makes its debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The car will initally be available as a ‘Premiere Edition’, priced from €55,000 (RM258,714) in its native France; according to the Alpine website, all units of this early edition have been spoken for.