Best and worst performance cars
The best performance cars combine sports car-rivalling acceleration and engaging handling with impressive everyday usability, but which should you consider – and which are best avoided?...
1. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
As appealing as all the other cars in this top 10 are, it's the Giulia Quadrifoglio that has to take the number one spot. It might not sound as brutish as the C63 or be as grippy through corners as the M4, but it's more rewarding to drive than both – and surely that's the whole point of cars like this?
And the performance car to avoid...
Audi RS4 Avant
It's not that the RS4 is without strengths; the interior is very classy and, when equipped with optional Dynamic Ride Control, comfort impresses. The trouble is, these virtues don't mark it out a good performance car. And while the RS4 is fast off the line, its engine doesn’t sound that exciting and its handling is neither rewarding nor especially competent.
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