With the honourable exception of Minis, Alfasuds and a select few others over the years, cars driven by their front wheels have struggled for credibility among self-proclaimed ‘purist’ drivers. Without the showboating potential of rear-wheel-drive or all-weather traction of all-wheel drive, front-wheel-drive cars have commonly been looked down upon as effective but lacking in throttle adjustable thrills. This is a bunch of cobblers though, as any hot hatch fan will tell you. And these days advances in chassis technology, tyres, differentials and more have made the latest crop of front-driven cars more exciting than ever. So ditch your ‘wrong-wheel-drive’ prejudices and join the fun!