1. Toyota MR2

Back in 1984, Toyota shocked the automotive world by presenting the MR2. It was a small mid-engine sports car that delivered great performance and superb road holding at an affordable price. It featured the choice of a 1.5-liter or 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine they mounted centrally behind the driver between the cabin and rear axle.

That’s what gave this little car its fantastic handling. But you should avoid the Turbo version and find a coupe since those cars have more torsional rigidity. And that is crucial if you want to go fast on the racetrack.