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Abarth 595

2020 Abarth 595 Pista arrives with 162bhp

The supermini has been given a new Garrett turbocharger, paint options and tweaks inside
13 Sep 2019
Renault Megane RS

2019 Renault Megane Trophy R review - is Renault's record breaker worth its price tag?

The Trophy R is arguably the most focused, and extreme hot hatch ever made, albeit at a eye-wateringly high price.
6 Sep 2019
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2020 Renault Mégane RS spied testing ahead of reveal

Mégane RS spotted high-altitude testing in Spain with a fresh new look
4 Sep 2019
Honda Civic Type-R

Honda Civic Type R review - ignore the looks, this is an astounding hot hatch

Aesthetically displeasing perhaps, but the FK8 Civic Type R is magnificent. An honest real-world superhero
23 Aug 2019
Ford Fiesta ST hatchback

2019 Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition review - did the best just get better?

Ford's already brilliant Fiesta ST has been given some choice upgrades and a familiar new livery, but is the Performance Edition worth the extra cost?
19 Aug 2019

Hyundai N Performance track day

Forty evo subscribers were invited to Brands Hatch to try Hyundai’s new i30 N and i30 Fastback N models.
16 Aug 2019
Mini John Cooper Works hatchback

Mini John Cooper Works review

The JCW is certainly fast and relatively sophisticated for a hot hatch but it’s doesn’t quite have the fun factor of its chief rival
25 Jul 2019
Hyundai i30 N hatchback

Hyundai i30 N review

A deeply impressive first attempt at a proper hot hatch. Fastback model adds to the i30 N's repertoire
19 Jul 2019
Audi RS3 hatchback

2019 Audi RS3 review – no longer the hottest of hatchbacks

Audi’s RS3 and RS3 Saloon have been rejigged to meet new emissions laws, but it hasn’t upset the recipe
17 Jul 2019
SEAT Leon hatchback

SEAT Leon review

SEAT's Leon is much more than a Volkswagen Golf understudy
15 Jul 2019
Audi S3 hatchback

Audi S3 review

The Audi S3 is fast and well built, but lacks the character or outright handling brilliance so many in this class portray
30 Apr 2019
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Best hot hatches 2019

They may look like sensible hatchbacks but these ten cars offer some of the best driving experience of any car at any price point
18 Mar 2019
Mini Cooper hatchback

Mini Cooper review

The latest Mini Cooper is a very different hatchback to the original R50, but remains fun to drive and is more polished than ever
12 Mar 2019
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback

Volkswagen Golf GTI review

We can think of few more rounded, gratifying and superbly executed everyday performance cars. Classless, understated and utterly wonderful
24 Jan 2019
Mercedes A45 AMG

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG review

Dramatic performance and plenty of grip for AMG's smallest offering, but you can find more fun for less money elsewhere
8 Jan 2019

Cheap first cars for fast car fans - evo fun on a budget

A wide variety of late-90s to late-00s hero hatchbacks and roadsters can now be picked up from just £500-£3000
3 Jan 2019
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Best small cars 2019 – pocket rockets reviewed and rated

You don't need 200bhp or more in a small hatchback to have fun – these ‘warm’ small cars are the proof
2 Jan 2019
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Best superminis 2019 - compact hot hatchbacks reviewed

The best high performance superminis on sale now, offering hot hatch thrills in more compact and affordable packages
2 Jan 2019
Ford Focus ST hatchback

New Ford Focus ST spied testing

The hottest of the new generation Focus models, till the RS arrives, should have what it takes to be a class leader
25 Oct 2018
Volkswagen Up GTI hatchback

VW Up GTI review – VW’s smallest GTI tested on UK roads

It might be the entry-level car in VW’s GTI range, but the Up GTI has masses of charm
18 Oct 2018
Mini Cooper S hatchback

Mini Cooper S GT Edition – a modern-day Mini 1275GT?

Mini’s latest retro limited-edition car will only be available in France
5 Oct 2018
Vauxhall Corsa hatchback

Vauxhall Corsa GSi prices announced – to start at £19k

Priced the same as the new Fiesta ST, the Corsa GSi has a tough battle ahead with its warm supermini
9 Jul 2018
Renault Clio 220 Trophy

Renault Clio R.S. 18 pricing announced

Renault’s limited edition Clio R.S. 18 will be strictly limited to 15 units at just over £24k
1 May 2018