If you were never sold on the idea of a hybrid, how about this – the Lexus CT 200h F-Sport.
The Lexus CT 200h F-Sport has the same 134hp 1.8-litre four-cylinder hybrid engine as the Toyota Prius, but with an exterior that has an element of class and desirability to it. The interior is nice as well, thanks to the use of high-quality materials.
Despite the effort in design and quality, the standard CT 200h has been criticised for being just another dull hybrid. The new F-Sport attempts to liven up the driving experience by having a new sporty suspension fitted.
The new suspension makes use of new Kayaba lateral dampers, as well as changing the coil spring rates. Lexus claim that these changes will make the driving experience more rewarding and make the steering feel more linear, while still maintaining comfort.
There's nothing like an old-school shriek of a six-cylinder engine, and the Lancia Stratos HF's exhaust note in particular would be more than welcome in modern-day V6s. Click on the video to hear the amazing sound.
If the radical styling of the Nissan Juke didn’t exactly win you over, then maybe fitting it with the engine and all-wheel drive system of the Nissan GT-R will – because that’s exactly what the Juke-R has.
For now it is still a one-off concept, with only two examples set to be made – one in left-hand drive and the other in right-hand drive. The car is being built in cooperation with motorsport outfit, RML, with first tests expected to take place in November.
In addition to the twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 engine, the Juke-R also gets the same six-speed dual-clutch transaxle as the GT-R, as well as 20-inch Rays forged wheels, flared wheel arches, revised front and rear bumpers, and a split rear wing.