The new Twingo GT won't match this past effort from Renaultsport in terms of power. The Twingo RS had 131bhp and, despite being the cheapest, slowest member of the Renaultsport family, was every bit as deserving of its place as a hot Clio or Mégane.
Sure, it has a dowdy interior and dodgy refinement, but it is riotously fun to drive, largely thanks to its agile chassis.
Smart Fortwo Brabus
Launched in 2007, the Smart Fortwo Brabus featured a turbocharged 1.0-litre engine producing a respectable 97bhp and 103lb ft of torque, while weighing in at a slight 790kg. This weight also contributes in its sprightly 0-62mph time of 9.9sec.
It isn't too shabby on fuel economy, either. Its claimed average is 55mpg.
The only model on our list that’s also available in convertible guise. It's part of a range, but the most potent model of the lot is the 178bhp 595 Competizione variant.
Based on the Fiat 500, the 595 gets some sporty styling cues, alongside a turbocharged 1.4-litre T-Jet engine, as well as a freer-flowing Record Monza exhaust system.
Fiat Panda 100hp
Okay, so this one’s a little more ‘lukewarm’ than ‘hot’, but it’s still a fun little city car running 99bhp.
The car features a tweaked version of the Grande Punto’s 1.4-litre engine. And even with the increased power, Fiat claims a respectable 43mpg to boot. It is a city car, after all.
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