9. MINI John Cooper Works Convertible
Not to be outdone by its continental competitor, the folks at MINI have cooked up a raucous little brawler in the form of their JCW Convertible. This street-legal go-kart provides an addicting on-road experience and an even more habit-forming exhaust note that exudes buckets of character and is guaranteed to annoy your neighbors.
Providing giddy-up is a 1.6-liter turbo-four. It’s endowed with a 208 sturdy horses and 192 lb-ft of torque in normal driving. A special over-boost feature allows you to access 207 units of twist in short bursts. With a manual transmission the dash to 60 miles an hour takes a fleet 6.6 seconds.