2. Audi RS3
Audi’s A3 is a safe bet here in America. It’s good on gas, excellent in terms of insurance and isn’t ultra expensive. But in the UK, there’s a special version of the A3, which is unlike anything available here from Audi.
Instead of Audi’s traditional engine options, the RS3 uses a turbocharged 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engine (the same one found in the Audi TT-RS), which makes a stunning 335-hp. All that power is delivered to the road through Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system, and helps the car sprint to 60-mph in 4.6 seconds.
Its all a bit unexpected from Audi’s clean-cut, stylish A3, which in addition to the extra power, also gets sportier suspension, and a RS-specific body-kit. Perhaps we’ll see an iteration of this car in the next-generation A3 sedan.