My favourite car of 2010 was undoubtedly the Jaguar XJ Supersport. I was a huge fan of the previous XJR, and still think it makes a great secondhand buy. But the combination of the proper, modern interior, new larger supercharged V8 and the XJ’s superb handling makes the Supersport unbeatable.

Even in long-wheelbase form, as I drove it, it was ridiculously easy to place on narrow country lanes, and you only needed a slight broadening or straightening of the road to really floor it.