Ladas are functional: they're for getting you through Moscow winters and transporting crates of vodka over frozen lakes. They're absolutely not for hooning around corners discovering the limits of performance. But in 2008 Lada decided otherwise when it unveiled the 1119 GTI. Based on one of the world's worst hatchbacks, Lada added a 118kW turbocharged 1.6-litre engine. But would you have one over a VW Polo GTI? Thought not.