Over the next few web tests we'll name the best sub-£30,000 driver’s car of 2015.
In repetition of an exercise we’ve carried out every year for the past five, we’ve gathered nine of the stand-out sporting introductions of the past 12 months and diligently pitted them against each other on road and track. For access to a circuit, we’re indebted to the good people at Motor Sport Vision and the staff at Bedford Autodrome.
Our aim is simple: to single out which sub-£30k driver’s car you should spend your money on right now. The latest turbo superminis, 300bhp mega-hatches and rear-drive sports cars are all in the mix, and the winner will go into our marquee driver’s car test this autumn – up against Ferraris, Porsches, Aston Martins and more.
As you can see from the picture above, it’s a bumper crop – and there isn’t a car in it that couldn’t be on your driveway for £400 a month. Some could be yours for considerably less. So lock your wallets away. You have been warned.