Ford Focus RS
When we get it: Spring 2016
OK, so there’s been more hype surrounding it than a new Adele album, but we have an inkling the new Focus RS has the talents to pull it off.
Just looking at the numbers is enough to get grown men all frothy: 345bhp, 4WD, 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds and a 165mph top speed are properly succulent, even measured against the 362bhp Audi RS3 and 376bhp Mercedes A45 AMG.
Yet one number towers above them all, and that’s the Focus’ £28,940 starting price. You may wish to read that again. Yep, you can have this rally-bred, drift-enabled maniac of a hot-hatch on your drive way for the same price as a boggo five-door VW Golf GTI.
Fret not, it hasn’t escaped our attention that the Ford GT will also make its entrance in 2016, in fact we’ve thought of little else – our dreams are filled with shapely pontoons. However, that’s not until the very back end of the year, so we’re keeping a lid on our childish delight until then.