Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
One of the best examples of how to transform an ordinary car to a performance machine is the Lancer Evolution series. For decades, Mitsubishi produced fantastic rally cars for the road, which they based on the ordinary Lancer sedan.
However, when the Mitsubishi engineers installed a turbocharged engine, stiff suspension and capable all-wheel-drive system, the Lancer became the Evolution. In fact, it managed to outrun some much more expensive machines. The latest generation delivered almost 300 HP with a 0 to 60 time of 4.5 seconds. Sadly, this pocket rocket has been out of production for several years.