1. Subaru Impreza WRX

Under the hood of the Impreza is a flat four engine with 2.5-liters of displacement and a turbocharger. And that combo can deliver 305 HP to all four of the wheels via a six-speed manual. It’s a true driver’s car with a proper manual gearbox, great road holding and enough power to make this car fly.

In the racing world, the Subaru is a highly-praised rally champion. In fact, you can make one yourself with any used Impreza with a few days in your garage and the right parts from the catalog. And best of all, those Subaru models come with a signature intelligent all-wheel-drive system for gunning down the muddy forest path at high speeds.