There’s something mean and nasty about the Honda Civic Type R and we love it. This newer version takes everything that makes the Civic Type R so popular and just lays on more goodies. The exterior has been subtly tweaked it make it, if anything even more angry looking. The engine packs 316bhp and puts that on the road through a 6 speed manual gearbox. It’s a serious driving experience but cruises nicely too.

Cash alternative
316 bhp
0-62 mph 5.6 seconds