The increasing power of engines, new powertrain technology and ever more powerful black boxes mean all-wheel-drive systems are prevalent in all car types, from hot hatches all the way up to supercars. And where AWD used to be all about traction these days it can even be contrived to provoke ‘controlled instability’ like drift modes, as used to dramatic effect in the previous Focus RS and now de rigueur on super hatches like the new Golf R and Mercedes-AMG A45 S. Here are our favourites of the current crop.
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