Scorpio 2.9 24v
As the best value Cosworth-engined Ford, the Scorpio offers not only performance but great handling. And all in a car the same size as a Rover 800 or Vauxhall Senator. Originally fitted in the mildly facelifted original Scorpio, its swansong was in the 1995-onwards redesigned model, whose looks overshadowed its fantastic capabilities. But with a top speed of 136mph, a 0-60mph time of 8.5 seconds and bags of room, the laugh’s on the ‘experts’ who still mock this wonderfully competent Ford.