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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
20 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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Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris GR-4 hot hatchback teased – successor to the GRMN and a true WRC homologation special

Gazoo Racing to follow up its 2019 WRC championship with an all-new car based on the GR-4 hot hatch
6 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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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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Hyundai i30 N

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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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
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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR - price and specs

The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR to sign off the current Golf GTI before the all-new Mk8
1 Oct 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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SEAT Leon hatchback

SEAT Leon review

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