Volvo V60 Polestar – 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds
Cars get little more specialist. They also, to our eyes at least, barely get cooler. The V60 has a lot going for it – quirky Swedish looks, a turbo- and supercharged engine, and some very geeky ten-way adjustable Ohlins dampers to ensure it rides and handles properly.
There’s one snag: Volvo used to sell it with a sonorous six-cylinder engine, but has now fitted a downsized 2.0-litre four-cylinder. But thanks to that twin-charging, it produces 362bhp – more than its predecessor – which helps yield that 4.8-second sprint, 0.2secs quicker than before.
And crucially, you can still buy it in Rebel Blue. It costs nearly £50,000, but with 120 making it to the UK, you can expect it to remain sought after.
Honourable mention goes to both the Volkswagen Golf R estate, and Mercedes-AMG C43, both recording the same 0-62mph sprint time (4.8s). We’ve picked the Polestar for our top ten for obvious reasons.