VW Golf GTI TCR sketch

Future Hot Hatch: Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR

Volkswagen released teaser sketches of the new special edition VW Golf GTI VII TCR, that will be presented on Wednesday 9 May at the Wörthersee GTI meeting in Austria.The new Golf GTI TCR will be fitted with the 2.0 liter TSI engine producing 290 hp (213 kw) and 370 Nm of torque, combined with the 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) and a standard front axle differential lock. Those figures are much lower than the ...

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Welcome to HotHatch.com.au

The "Hot Hatch" term is used to describe an exciting and yet practical vehicle that is designed to put a smile on the driver’s face. Assuming that you enjoy driving and have a passion for cars, we would like to welcome you in our community. Our website is dedicated to hot hatches and to everyone who enjoys admiring, driving or owning them. We love hot hatchbacks because they can be ...

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Renault Clio V RS might get the Megane engine

The Renault Clio V RS might get the 1.8 TCE engine

It is well known that Renault is currently working on the next generation of the Clio R.S. and now reports state that the car will be fitted with a detuned version of the 1.8 liter TCE engine currently found on the Megane IV RS and the Alpine A110.The turbocharged 1.8 liter engine comes in 250 hp (186 kw), 280 hp (202 kw) and 300 hp (224 kw) versions, however the ...

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Cupra – a new brand is born

On the 22nd of February 2018, SEAT announced that CUPPA will be an independent brand for it's performance models. According to the press release, uniqueness, sophistication and performance are the three main values of the new sub-brand.Unfortunately for the hot hatch fans, the first CUPRA model is going to be an SUV based on the Ateca, however the company also presented a hot version of the Ibiza and a new ...

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Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition

Ford Focus RS Heritage Edition

On February 14, Ford announced a limited run of 50 Heritage Edition Focus RS models, exclusive to the UK market, before production stops on the 6th of April 2018.It might not seem that long ago but the third generation of the Ford Focus RS was launched on the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. After 3 successful years in the market,  the most powerful hot hatch from Ford Performance has reached the ...

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