If you’re into announcing your arrival kilometers away, the newgeneration STI is a real belter with power galore – and sophisticated, subtle elegance. The car’s four exhaust pipes are arranged in pairs on either side of the rear diffuser, while the 2,5-litre, turbocharged engine sprints from 0-100km/h in less than five seconds, and reaches 250km/h with ease, using a six-speed manual gearbox. Seriously sensational.

BMW M3 – FROM R679 000
This ride is as macho as it gets and, if you’re the kind of guy who names his ride, calling her “Wheels of Steel” is appropriate, given the car’s performance. Your biggest concern won’t be the speeding fines; it’ll be deciding whether to take this baby out on the ho-hum highway or put it through its paces around the racing track. We’d suggest clearing your diary for some “me-time” on the track, putting the Beemer’s four-litre V8 engine and its 700Nm of torque into high gear – and hearing it growl with pleasure.

Simply put, this car is sex on wheels. All six senses go into overdrive when you take in its sleek looks, superb performance and top-end comfort. Driving the R8 gives you an adrenaline-rush that doesn’t fade. Its engine is encased in glass, while its body-hugging stitched leather seats allow you to luxuriate in a world of onboard, state-of-the-art technology. And, with a top speed of 260km/h, it’s worth every bit of its hefty price tag – and more.