Both will be on show in Geneva – one sporty, the other a little more comfortable.

Alpine is taking two new model variants of its A110 sports car to the Geneva motor show which kicks off next week.

The Pure continues Alpine's traditional minimalist approach that was exhibited on the A110 Premiere Edition. Meanwhile, the A110 Légende is a more refined version.

Alpine says the Pure is the 'lightest and most driver-focused' car in the A110 range, while the Légende is a more sophisticated option that is better suited to long-distance driving or grand touring. It adds six-way adjustable lightweight Sabelt seats, full leather upholstery and gloss-finished carbonfibre interior trim. Three new exterior colours will also be available. 

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Both versions continue to use the same aluminium structure as the A110 Premiere Edition, as well as the same perky 252bhp 1.8-litre engine mounted in the middle and mated to a wet-clutch, seven-speed dual clutch transmission. All of that, combined with double wishbone suspension at the front and rear makes for a lightweight, well-handling package.

So lightweight in fact, that the normal A110 weighs under Alpine's target 1,100kg, coming in at a measly 1,080kg. That is helped by a number of weight-saving measures, including aluminium suspension components, lightweight 13.1kg Sabelt sports seats and a world-first braking system from Brembo that incorporates the parking brake into the main rear caliper. That alone saves 2.5kg.

The Premiere Edition was pretty much the base model, but added satellite navigation, climate control, cruise control, Alpine telematics, MySpin mobile phone connectivity and a numbered plaque on the dash. It sold out right away, with all 1,955 units being snapped up in just five days, so news of two other variant will be welcome news to anyone looking to get their name down for one of the automotive world's most eagerly anticipated comeback stories.

Gallery: 2018 Alpine A110 first drive