Many performance driving enthusiasts have always been drawn to smaller cars with the greatest engine power. That used to mean squeezing a big V8 engine into a small car chassis, but not anymore. Today’s pocket rockets are sport compact and subcompact vehicles with turbocharged four-cylinder or V6 engines that provide plenty of power in the same small package.
Here are 10 great examples of small cars that pack a big punch. They carry a wide variety of sticker prices, and they come from nine different automakers, but each one is guaranteed to put a grin on your face.