Start with General Motors, add a healthy heaping of German engineering, then design a car that’s born and bred for the U.K. market, and you’ll come up with the Vauxhall Corsa VXR. This is a brash 1.6-liter turbo-charged four-cylinder front-wheel-drive city car that is all get up and go. More than 200 horsepower tugging the front wheels of this super-mini delivers a thrill that is only matched by the raucous rumble of the Remus exhaust burbling out behind its diminutive form. You can get your groceries in the Corsa VXR, but don’t be surprised if the trip is longer than expected. After all, in a car like this, you’ll want to take the long way home.