Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Corrado's an effortlessly responsive machine with punchy front-wheel-drive making it a joy to drive. The growling VR6 engine is great at anything over 3000rpm, and is far and away the most potent of the range, although the G60 and 16V models are still fast and nippy. The 2.0-litre 8V is a bit stodgy and tiresome, but all engines are reasonably refined across the range.

Although the majority of Corrados are boisterous and ferocious, the handling is accurate and well-mannered, meaning that it can rip through corners without too much trouble. The secure grip is owing to the independent suspension system and great front-wheel drive chassis, while the automatic rear spoiler acts to create added downforce and keep the car fixed to the road by popping up when the car travels above 45mph.