When we first experienced the reborn Alpine A110 on its home turf, we called it a “baby McLaren”. Here was a two-seater sports car developed and engineered purely to be fun to drive on the road at (sort of) moderate speeds. Weighing just over a tonne, its 252bhp was usable on public highways, not just at a race track.
But how does the brilliant French upstart stack up when you drive one back-to-back with its more expensive British rival? To find out, Matt Prior and Dan Prosser pit the £52,000 A110 against the McLaren 570S, which costs three times the price and has significantly more power.
Which one will be the most rewarding to drive on the road? Watch the video to find out, and subscribe to Autocar on YouTube for more content every week.