The Audi S3 is one for the purists. It’s a proper driver’s car but doesn’t care too much about looking like that. It looks great, but doesn’t look like a performance car to most people not in the know. But a performance car it is – the 2 litre turbo packs 310 bhp and gets to 62mph in 4.6 seconds. No mucking about here.

Cash alternative
310 bhp
0-62 mph 4.6 seconds