The front-engined, front wheel drive layout and hard suspension – with a trim weight of only 990 kg – all combined to take the car to 100km/hr in 7.8 seconds and gave it a clear edge over its nearest competitors. A five-speed gearbox, gold Speedline alloys and disc brakes all round, ventilated at the front, completed the “pocket rocket” package, not to mention a Phillips stereo radio cassette.