The fast fleet; Nine of the best
Ford Mustang Ecoboost
Puts up solid numbers, but if the four-pot Mustang is all show and no go, it’ll soon be found out at BFYB
Peugeot 308 GTi 250
French hottie comes optioned with wheels and tyres from 270 big brother in a search for more speed
Renault Sport Clio Trophy
Current Clio RS has tasted BFYB success before, and the new Trophy 220 version is hotter than ever
MINI Cooper JCW
Tops the $0-$50K price list at $47,400, so it’ll need to be seriously fast to compensate
Volkswagen Golf GTI
VW hasn’t had a base-spec Mk VII GTI available in previous years, and the hot Golf has won before
Volkswagen Polo GTI
New adaptive dampers and revised steering qualify the Polo GTi for a return in 2016
Mazda MX-5 2.0
Speed of 2.0-litre earned it the nod over the cheaper 1.5. It’ll be fun, but will it be fast enough?
Ford Fiesta ST
Reigning two-time champion and hard to beat that bargain $25,990 sticker price
Holden SS ute
6.2-litre grunt made the VF II SS a walk-up starter, but we could only score the pricier auto
Want more? Check out the rest of 2016 Bang For Your Bucks.
Get your free weekly report from the world of fast cars - subscribe to the MOTOR newsletter!