Škoda Fabia R5 RC models give us a tour of the factory

To celebrate the production milestone of the one-millionth car in October 2018, ŠKODA launched a video of RC cars racing around the Mladá Boleslav plant, giving us a tour of the factory.The two scale models of the Fabia R5 which can reach speeds up to 100 km/h, race through the pressing, welding, paint, engine and assembly shops. According to ŠKODA, a car leaves the production line every minute.Drivers Jan Viktora and ...

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Hyundai Veloster Performance Upgrade Parts at SEMA

For those who want to upgrade their second generation Veloster Turbo, Hyundai launched a set of upgrades at SEMA 2018 in Las Vegas.The aftermarket parts that could improve the handling and performance characteristics of the car will be available through the official Hyundai dealer network and include:K&N high-flow air filter Borla axle-back exhaust B&M sport shift kit, Eibach springs and anti-roll bars Lighweight rimsThe second generation Veloster is already ...

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APR VW Golf R “RLMS” unveiled at SEMA

American tuning company APR that specialized in Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda and Porsche models, unveiled the APR VW Golf R "RLMS" concept car at  SEMA 2018 in Las Vegas.The one-off hot hatch features significant visual and mechanical modifications inspired by the tuner's racing background, and is based on the Volkswagen Golf VII R (facelift).The APR VW Golf R "RLMS" is fitted with the APR Stage III+ engine build with a twin scroll Borg ...

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Toyota Corolla concepts at SEMA

Toyota launched several hot hatch concepts based on the new Corolla at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. Let's admire them one by one, until we wait for the official hot hatch version of the Corolla which is probably coming in the near future.Super Street Automotive media network - Super Street - built this unique Corolla with bright red paint, red neon lighting, lowered suspension, black coloured Volk Racing ...

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Abarth 695 Rivale coming to Australia

Abarth Australia announced that a limited number of 35 vehicles of the 695 Rivale Special Edition will be available for Australian customers in both hatch and convertible versions from early 2019.The Abarth 695 Rivale is inspired by the Italian yatchbuilder Riva, featuring a two tone exterior finish of Riva Blue and Tributo Ferrari Grey, satin chrome details, xenon headlights, Rivale badges and 17” Super Sport Grey Alloy Wheels.Under the bonnet, ...

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Top 10: Hot Hatch Concepts

Over the years, car brands have shared their vision for hot hatches through concept cars, taking advantage of the lack of limitations they provide. In this top 10 list we have included our favorite hot hatch concepts that we would love to see in production form, although we know that in most of the cases they were created only as design and engineering studies.10. Nissan Pulsar Nismo Concept (2015)Nissan launched ...

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Mini Cooper S Kensington Edition

MINI Australia unveiled the Kensington Edition for the Cooper and Cooper S models, limited to only 60 units for the local market (800 units worldwide).The Kensington Edition comes with the exclusive "Pure Burgundy" heritage finish combined with the Panoramic Glass Sunroof, 17 inch Cosmos wheels, LED headlights and LED taillights with Union Jack graphics. Additionally, the model is distinguished by unique door sills and K badges on the B Pillars.Inside, the ...

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VW Golf IV R32 VS Alfa Romeo 147 GTA

The Volkswagen Golf IV R32 (2002) and the Alfa Romeo 147 GTA (2003) were the only V6 powered hot hatches in the 00's and two of the most powerful hatchbacks at the time of their launch. Both cars had a displacement of 3.2 liters and similar horsepower figures, however the Volkswagen transferred the power to all four wheels while the Alfa Romeo was front wheel drive.So let us move on ...

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Mini Cooper S GT Edition

Mini Cooper S GT Edition

After the JCW International Orange Edition we saw earlier this year, MINI launched another special edition of the famous hot hatch - the Cooper S GT Edition which will be limited to 150 units exclusively available in France.This version pays tribute to the Mini 1275 GT launched in 1969, a model that was originally intended to replace the Mini Cooper S with a more boxy front end design and a new four cylinder ...

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Volkswagen Polo GTI R5

New livery for the VW Polo GTI R5

Volkswagen presented the updated livery of the Polo VI GTI R5 race car that will compete in international and national rally championships, with customer deliveries starting on November.The race version of the Polo VI GTI is fitted with a turbocharged 1.6 liter engine producing 200 kw (272 ps) and 400 Nm of torque, sending power to all four wheels through a sequential, five-speed racing gearbox. The car's weight is 1230 ...

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