Fast Four #6
Arguably the best automotive example of good things coming in small packages, the iconic Mini provides its unique take on front-drive high-performance fun in hatchback, convertible or demi-wagon Clubman body styles -- in both Cooper S and John Cooper Works spec. The turbocharged 1.6-liter in the Cooper S set puts 172 horsepower under the hood while the even-more-intense JCW variants pack 208 ponies and bring unique visual/aerodynamic enhancements along with their own dedicated chassis tweaks. As part of its comprehensive personalization program, Mini also offers many of the John Cooper Works goodies in ala carte form, as part of its JCW accessory line. With its new Countryman crossover launching here early next year and cool coupe and roadster variants to follow, the Mini invasion shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.