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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 […]

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Peugeot 308 R HYbrid Revealed in Shanghai

20 Apr , 2015  

Peugeot are giving off some seriously mixed signals regarding their intentions in the performance car market recently. On the one hand they’ve brewed up the seminal RCZ R and 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport models, which perform notably by comparison to their contemporaries, and on the other, are producing concepts like the 308 R, and […]

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Peugeot 208 GTi gets upgraded

19 Feb , 2015  

After the radical changes made to the 208 GTi in the 30th Edition Peugeot have now (as we thought at the time) made them standard across the board. A new model the ‘208 GTi by PEUGEOT Sport’ will soon be going on sale, it features: Lowered ride height Wider tracks 18-inch wheels Matt black exterior […]

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2016 Ford Focus RS Unveiled

3 Feb , 2015  

It appears 2015/2016 is a year all about change for Ford, especially with regard to its spicier automotive offerings. A Mustang can now be legitimately purchased in the UK  in right hand drive and with a turbocharged four cylinder ‘ecoboost’ engine, no less, whilst a new GT is on the way with turbo V6 power. The […]

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2015 Audi RS3 Breaks Cover

16 Dec , 2014  

Here it is then, the long awaited second generation RS3, and the formula doesn’t appear to have changed an awful lot. In terms of power train, this is a cause for celebration. That seminal 5 cylinder turbo lump was one of this cars rather dynamically flawed predecessors few redeeming features. Needless to say they’ve gone […]

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Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Review – How it should’ve been

7 Dec , 2014  

Last year we drove Peugeot’s latest hot hatch weapon, the 208 GTi. Whilst it was very good it fell a little short when put up against the current crop of fast hatchbacks. But, Peugeot have handed the keys over to Peugeot Sport, the same arm that developed the RCZ R. This time however it’s called […]

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2015 Honda Civic Type R Order Books Open

2 Dec , 2014  

Order books have opened for the 2015 Honda Civic Type R. From today you can put down £3,000 at your local Honda dealer to secure the latest in the hot hatch range. The all-new Civic Type R has been developed and engineered for European drivers. The car will be built at Honda’s state-of-the-art plant in […]

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The Rise of the Hyper Hatch

10 Oct , 2014  

When did it all get so serious? Flash back to 1977 and you could saunter down to your local Volkswagen dealership – of which there were a less than the imperial 200 in the UK at the time – drop £5000 on an ecstatic salesman’s desk and scrabble off the forecourt in a 120 bhp […]