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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
20 Jan 2020
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New Volkswagen Golf GTI leaked ahead of reveal

Following a slew of spy shots last year, a camo-free Mk8 Golf GTI surfaces online
20 Jan 2020
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Ford Focus RS500 v Audi RS3 – new v used

One’s an eight-year-old Ford, the other a brand new Audi. But which of these five‑cylinder superhatches deserves your £45k?
18 Jan 2020
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New 2020 Honda Civic Type R makes debut at Tokyo Auto Salon

Honda has released the first images of the revised Civic Type R that’s being shown for the first time in Tokyo
10 Jan 2020
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Toyota GR Yaris revealed in full – return of the homologation special

One of most sought after hot hatchbacks of 2020 has finally been revealed: the Toyota GR Yaris
10 Jan 2020
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Volkswagen Up GTI returns for 2020

After an emissions-related hiatus, the VW Up GTI is back atop a refreshed Up range
10 Jan 2020
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Ford Escort RS Cosworth buying guide

28 years old in 2020, we look back at what made the Escort 'Cossie' significant - and what to look for when buying
9 Jan 2020
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CTC Suzuki Swift Sport review

The Suzuki Swift Sport might have the ingredients of a great junior hot hatch, but it's never quite all come together – does CTC fix its issues?
3 Jan 2020
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Best hot hatches 2020

The hot hatchback class is continually evolving, but for the moment these 10 cars are the cream of the crop
3 Jan 2020
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Ford Focus RS

Ford Focus RS Mk1 – review, history, prices and specs

It could be unruly but the hottest of the first-generation Focus models was a blisteringly quick and rewarding machine
28 Dec 2019
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Best French cars – the greatest performance cars from France, past and present

If you’re liable to be seduced by some Gallic charm there are plenty of French performance cars to choose from – both new and old
25 Dec 2019
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2020 Mini GP JCW revealed

Wider track, dropped suspension, a stripped-out interior, and those wheel spats... The new Mini John Cooper Works GP is finally here
21 Nov 2019
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Volkswagen Golf GTI

Mountune takes Volkswagen Golf GTI to 306bhp

Healthy power and torque increases, plus a security mode, for only £715
18 Nov 2019
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BMW M2 CS revealed to rival Porsche Cayman GT4 

The range-topping BMW M2 CS is finally here, with specs to match Porsche's 718 Cayman GT4
5 Nov 2019
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Hyundai i30 N v the North Coast 500

Steve Sutcliffe has never driven the North Coast 500, so Adam Towler took him for a Scottish adventure in a pair of Hyundai’s latest hot hatches
1 Nov 2019
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Renault Megane RS vs Honda Civic Type R vs Volkswagen Golf R 

Renault’s trick new Mégane RS is out to steal its crown back from Honda’s Civic Type R, but could Volkswagen’s Golf R actually be the hottest hatch of…
25 Oct 2019
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Renault Megane RS vs Honda Civic Type R vs Volkswagen Golf R 

Renault’s trick new Mégane RS is out to steal its crown back from Honda’s Civic Type R, but could Volkswagen’s Golf R actually be the hottest hatch of…
25 Oct 2019
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All-new Audi RS3 spied testing

We’re still yet to see the next-generation 2020 A3, but Audi Sport isn’t wasting any time getting the new RS3 in shape in the meantime
24 Oct 2019
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Updated 2020 Hyundai i30 N spied before reveal early next year

Brilliant Korean hot hatchback is about to get some new clothes and a dual-clutch transmission
16 Oct 2019
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Renault Clio

All-electric Renault Zoe RS to replace Clio RS?

Renault bosses reveal that a hot variant of the all-electric Zoe could be on the way to replace the Clio RS
11 Oct 2019
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Renault Megane RS hatchback

Renault Mégane RS review – capable of toppling the Civic Type R?

It might not drive like the other Renault Sport Méganes we’ve known and loved, but this version is still mightily impressive
9 Oct 2019
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Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019
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Abarth 595

Limited-run Abarth 695 70th Anniversary unveiled 

Abarth has revealed yet another special-edition 695, this time with a race-inspired adjustable spoiler 
4 Oct 2019