The VW Polo has been a sales winner for years, but now Volkswagen is chasing motorsport success in the World Rally Championship. And in order to meet FIA regulations, the company has had to build 2,500 Polo R WRC high-performance road cars to homologate its new rally racer. Instead of the 300bhp 1.6-litre turbo engine, six-speed sequential gearbox and…
Category: Hot Hatchs
Fiat 500 Abarth on JDM wheels
This little Fiat 500 Abarth is the less girly 500 on the planet The Fiat 500 Abarth small yet stylish car from Italy, the Abarth is turbocharged performance model with a host of other exterior and performance upgrades. Rarely have I seen Modded Abarth, but this one sits on a set of JDM Wheels. Work Meister S1…
Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG full review by Autocar
Mercedes’ take on a hot hatch gets four-wheel drive and a punchy turbocharged motor, but is it as engaging as its bigger rear-drive brethren? AMG, purveyors of wonderfully potent big cars, has made a wonderfully potent small one in the form of the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG. To be precise, it delivers 355bhp from a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder…
Video: Extreme hot hatches – Mini JCW GP vs A1 quattro, Focus RS500 and Megane R26.R on track
Tiff Needell and Richard Meaden test the new Mini JCW GP against the Audi A1 quattro, Ford Focus RS500 and Renault Megane R26.R on track.
Video: Renault Twin’Run Concept Car…The city car with a Kick !
Renault is unveiling Twin’Run, a new concept car which cultivates the sporting spirit of the brand and celebrates automotive passion by paying homage to the legendary R5 Turbo and Clio V6. Twin’Run, a real racing car, features a tubular chassis lifted directly from motorsport competition and a mid-engine 320-hp V6 engine based on Mégane Trophy….
Video: Chris Harris on… Ford Fiesta ST !
All the talk is Clio RS vs Fiesta ST – well this video doesn’t answer that question. But it’s Chris Harris first drive in the newest fast Ford. And Henry tends to be quite good at making these hot hatches. Check it out! [Source: YouTube via drive]
Renault Megane RS Red Bull Racing RB8 Limited Edition
To celebrate their third Formula 1 Constructors’ world title, Renault and Red Bull Racing have released the new limited edition Mégane RS Red Bull Racing RB8. Painted in the exclusive Crépuscule Blue color used by the Red Bull F1 team, the limited edition Mégane RS sports Red Bull’s colors for the second year in a row. Besides the…
Video: VW Golf Design Vision GTI… Twin Turbo V6 with 503 hp!
The Volkswagen Golf GTI Design Vision concept has made a triumphant debut at the Worthersee tuning meet in Austria, showcasing the performance potential of the new hot-hatch. Teased earlier this week in a series of tantalising sketches, the Design Vision GTI concept looks no less threatening in the flesh thanks to its widebody stance, sinister headlights, aggressive front…
White …not Stripes – 86 Nations Army!
White Stripes – 86 Nations Army…!
Toyota GT86… The Rocket Bunny!
I’m lovin’it… Thank you SpeedHunters! This is first detailed look of a car that everyone has pretty much already seen. Such is the power of the internet, where news spreads as it happens and is old a day later. Except there is nothing old about the ride you see here. This is the freshest and…
2014 Volkswagen Golf GTi ?
Design Vision GTI is based on the 7th Golf’s GTi generation… and is only an “idea” Design Vision GTI remains Volkswagen’s answer to the question nobody was really asking having driven the new Golf GTI. Namely, how can it be improved further? Chris Harris didn’t have a whole lot to say against the seventh-gen GTI when…
Old vs New Scirocco Shootout!
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Automobile Magazine’s Jason Cammisa heads to Germany to pit the last Volkswagen Scirocco sold in the United States against the current 2012 version – a Twincharged I-4-powered TSI which remains tantalizingly out of reach to American buyers.