Car 2: Nissan Micra Super Turbo (K10). A turbocharged AND supercharged version of the Micra, with a slightly smaller 930 cc in-line 4, capable of producing an impressive 108 hp. It has a Performance Index value of 299.
Car 3: Honda City Turbo II. A 1980s supermini turned up to 11, with flared bodywork, and 108 hp from its 1.2 litre, turbocharged in-line 4. It has a Performance Index value of 301.
Car 4: Toyota Prius (XW30). The latest Prius, with a 1.8 litre in-line 4, plus electric motors, capable of producing 134 hp. It has a Performance Index value of 299.
Car 5: Peel P-50. The smallest production car ever, this is the current production version, with a 3.35 hp, 50 cc single-cylinder engine. It has a Performance Index value of 200.
Car 6: Volkswagen Fox 1.4i. My mum has one of these, albeit in 1.2 litre form, this was the predecessor to the critically-acclaimed Up!. The 1.4 litre version is an in-line 4, and produces 74 hp. It has a Performance Index value of 248.
Car 7: Dacia Logan 1.6 16v Pickup. A pickup version of the Romanian-built Logan, well known for being a cheap entry-level car - here, a 1.6 litre in-line 4 with 103.5 hp is fitted. Note Nissan produced a version of the Logan, rebadged as the NP200. It has a Performance Index value of 276.
Car 8: Venucia D50. One of the latest cheap Chinese cars to enter production, it is a rebadged, previous-gen Nissan Tiida. This version is fitted with a 1.6 litre in-line 4, producing 115 hp. It has a Performance Index value of 291.
Car 9: Trabant 601. Its two-stroke, 594 cc, 30 hp engine and wool bodywork made it infamous and cheap. It has a Performance Index value of 212.
Car 10: Volkswagen 1-Litre Concept. So named because it consumes just 1 litre of fuel per 100 km of driving, this was achieved by superbly streamlined bodywork, low weight, and a 299 cc single-cylinder diesel engine producing 8.5 hp. It has a Performance Index value of 151.
Car 11: Isuzu Zen Concept. One of many insane Japanese concept cars, being an odd cross between an SUV, a MPV, and a mobile living room, this one has a 3 litre turbodiesel V6, producing 174 hp. It has a Performance Index value of 294.
Car 12: Perodua Alza. A cheap and not-so-cheerful small MPV, it's just a rebadged Toyota Passo Sette, fitted with the 1.5 litre in-line 4 from a Toyota Avanza, detuned to 102 hp. It has a Performance Index value of 273.
Car 13: Proton Wira 1.8i 16v. A rebadged Mitsubishi Lancer, not so much a city car as just a common low-budget saloon, with a 1.8 litre in-line 4, producing 138 hp, straight out of the Mitsubishi Lancer. It has a Performance Index value of 329.
Car 14: Proton Satria GTi. A rebadged Mitsubishi Colt, fitted with a 1.8 litre in-line 4, producing 141 hp, it represented a cheap entry into the hot hatch market, and featured chassis work from Lotus. It has a Performance Index value of 333.
Car 15: Maruti 800. A rebadged Suzuki Alto, sold for many years in India, its name comes from 796 cc, 37 hp in-line 3 it was sold with. It has a Performance Index value of 215.
Car 16: Hindustan Ambassador 1800. Based off the Morris Oxford, and still sold today, this is a 2010 version, fitted with a 1.8 litre Nissan-built in-line 4, producing 71 hp. Those Indians are crazy... It has a Performance Index value of 245.
Car 17: Geely HQ 1.3. A Chinese supermini, basically a ruined Mercedes-style front stuck on a 1980s Daihatsu Charade, and fitted with a 1.3 litre, 85 hp Toyota in-line 4. It has a Performance Index value of 271.
Car 18: Tata Nano. A well-known Indian project, designed to be as cheap as possible - this is the original 2007 version, with a 624 cc straight-twin engine, producing 33 hp. It has a Performance Index value of 229.
Car 19: Reliant Robin Mk2. The legendary 3-wheeled car, with the front lights from a Mk2 Ford Fiesta. Its 848 cc, 40 hp in-line 4 engine is about as powerful as you'd rationally want in a car this unstable. It can be registered, insured and taxed as a motorcycle in the UK! It has a Performance Index value of 230.
Car 20: Mini Cooper S. The 2001 version of the "New Mini", its 1.6 litre supercharged in-line 4, with 160 hp, plus fine handling, made it a fantastically successful hot hatch. It has a Performance Index value of 326.
Car 21: Mini Cooper D. The 2007 facelifted "New Mini", finally with a 'hot' diesel variant - a 1.6 litre, 108 hp turbodiesel in-line 4, that actually wasn't any faster than a regular Mini One. It has a Performance Index value of 284.