Read Autocar for any length of time – say four issues, or a week’s worth of web reading – and you’ll probably gather that when it comes to driving entertainment, we tend to prefer rear-wheel drive to front.

Why? Because rear-drivers are better balanced when powering through bends, making it easier to plot your desired line, besides allowing you to use the accelerator as a steering aid by killing understeer with an extra slug of power. And of course, you can drift a rear-drive car.

That said, there have been plenty of glorious front-drive cars that could be steered on the throttle too, by lifting off or feathering the accelerator mid-bend. They start with the original Mini, run to the Peugeot 205 GTI, various hot Fords, most RenaultSport machines and many others besides.