If you were planning on taking a snack break, then you have come to the right place, because you might want to consider spending the next 8+ minutes watching the Alpine A110S being driven hard on the Nurburgring.
Filmed from the cockpit just a few days ago during a tourist session, the video shows the French sports car overtaking quite a few much more powerful vehicles and breathing down the neck of others, with the driver showing some amazing skills.
The A110S can handle not only corners, but long straights as well, with the 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration taking 4.4 seconds, or almost one second quicker than the Porsche 718 Cayman T. It will run out of breath at 162 mph (260 km/h), 9 mph (14 km/h) less than its German rival which is 8 HP (8 PS / 6 kW) and 44 lb-ft (60 Nm) of torque more powerful.
Speaking of power, the A110S has 288 HP (292 PS / 215 kW) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) produced by the 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder shared with the rest of the A110 lineup and with the latest Renault Megane RS models, connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and rear-wheel drive.
Compared to the Pure and Legende variants, the S is a bit more powerful and features uprated brakes, revised suspension, recalibrated Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and wider tires.
UK pricing for the A110S starts at £56,810 (equal to $77,449), or £4,750 ($6,476) more than the 718 Cayman T.