We all have a favourite Lada joke (Why do Lada’s have heated rear windows? To keep your hands warm when you’re pushing them!) but we may have to stop laughing if their 2015 WTCC challenger goes as good as it looks.

Proving that any car can look good if you race prepare it, the new Lada Vesta will replace the outgoing Granta as their World Touring Car Championship challenger from next year with new sponsorship. We hope it stays in this rather fetching shade of orangey-yellow though – you can never have too many yellow racing cars.