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Car Features, Hot Hatch Corner

Why a hot hatch is the perfect all-round car

9 Jun , 2016  

The hot hatch IS the perfect all round car. Let me explain why.   Size Hatchbacks are unanimously loved, small, maneuverable, with space…near enough…for four people. You can opt for either a small hatchback – B Segment, or a larger, small hatchback – C segment. B segments are made up of your Corsa, Fiesta, Polo […]

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VW Golf GTi Clubsport S breaks FWD ‘ring record

4 May , 2016  

VW’s new upper echelon Clubsport S Golf GTi has lapped the Nurburgring in a time of 07:49:21, it now takes the crown as the fastest front wheel drive car around the ring. It ditches the rear seats, has semi slicks, 310PS with 380Nm of torque and will get to 62 in 5.8 seconds. Finally a special […]

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Renault Clio reaches 25! Here is their Hot Hatch past

29 Mar , 2016  

Today marks 25 years since Renault released its small hatchback – the Clio. It was March 29th 1991 that the Clio was officially launched in the UK, over time its proportions have grown to obese levels. So big in fact that a smaller model – the Twingo – had to take its place. Over the […]

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2016 SEAT Ibiza Cupra gets upgraded & priced

14 Mar , 2016  

So the SEAT Ibiza has a “new look” to it. Getting a little long in the tooth the design that first surfaced in 2007 is still going, albeit a bit tweaked. This latest incarnation of the Cupra has received some rather noteworthy upgrades. Firstly it has a 1.8 TSi engine. It only has a modest […]

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The Golf GTi you’ve always wanted – Golf GTi TCR

8 Mar , 2016  

The Golf GTi you’ve always wanted is ready…to race only. After its unveiling in July last year the Golf GTi TCR has been a been a big win for VW. All of the customer models for 2016 had been sold by January this year. The series will field 20 cars in up to 16 national […]

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Car Reviews, Hatchback, Hot Hatch Corner, Sports

SEAT Leon Cupra 280 Review – Ultimate hot hatch

18 Jan , 2016  

When people think of a hot C segment hatch the default thinking is Focus ST or Golf GTi. But VAG offer something more potent than a GTi, not quite as quick as an R, and less money than an S3. The SEAT Leon Cupra 280. Fitted with the VAG mainstay, the 2.0 litre turbo charged […]

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Nissan Juke Nismo RS Review – Refined

7 Nov , 2015  

Nissan first launched the hot Juke Nismo in 2013, it was the first fully blown Nismo vehicle to come to market. We reviewed it and enjoyed it very much, but there was one gripe…it needed a limited slip diff. That original Juke Nismo was killed off toward the end of last year, a few months […]

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Volkswagen Golf GTi Clubsport Unveiled Ahead Of Frankfurt

9 Sep , 2015  

As a 40th birthday present to the Golf GTi, Volkswagen will be introducing this ClubSport version at this years Frankfurt motorshow. Previewed in concept form earlier this year, the production car goes virtually visually unchanged bar perhaps a slightly higher ride height. The Clubsport serves to introduce a harder edged more purposeful iteration for the […]

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Top 5 hot hatches of 2015

23 Aug , 2015  

Recently the hot hatch market has come back to full health, the rising economy means people have more money to spend. Instead of going for that sensible 1.4 buyers decide that want a bit more oomph, a bit more street cred and as most buyers opt for PCP the difference between the halo model and the […]

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Abarth 500 595 Review – Pocket Rocket

25 Jul , 2015  

  Fiat’s Abarth 500 has been around since 2009, it has always been regarded as an absolute hoot and after attending the launch of the 695 Biposto last year we had to have a go in the standard…more affordable Abarth. Starting at £14,560 our Trofeo Grey test car had beefier 17” alloys, red brake calipers, […]

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Peugeot 308 GTi Revealed Ahead Of Goodwood Debut

19 Jun , 2015  

The hot version of the Peugeot 308 is finally here using the GTi name as opposed to the R badge of the concepts. The newly revived Peugeot Sport division has taken its time on the GTi so what can the new hot hatch promise? Will it be worth the wait? On the outside, for some, […]

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2015 Honda Civic Type R Review – VTEC, but not as we know it

7 Jun , 2015  

Honda’s Civic Type R has a cult like following. Across many forums, car parks, and clubs throughout the land, arguments are born over the EP3’s legendary acceleration and handling. Much like the 205 GTi, the fabled EP3 Civic Type R is the one that Honda have been looking to bottle the essence of since its success […]