Ford Fiesta ST by Pumaspeed

The Ford Fiesta ST (MK8) was launched a year ago and as expected it quickly drawn the attention of tuning companies. Pumaspeed, which is based on Wakefield, UK, offers a variety of kits for the B-Segment hot hatch, designed for those who want to spice up the - already great in stock form - Fiesta ST.Thanks to a new mapping using MAXDOUT software, the turbocharged three cylinder 1.5 liter Ecoboost engine produces from 235 hp (175 ...

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TRD and Modellista parts for Toyota Prius

TRD and Modellista unveiled a series of upgrades for the facelifted Toyota Prius that will debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Although both companies did their best to make the hybrid look more interesting, the design remains controversial with overly aggressive details that don't really match the character and the performance of the car, even though that kind of visual upgrades are very popular in Japan.As a reminder, the updated ...

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Subaru Impreza STI Concept

Subaru announced the Impreza STI Concept car for the upcoming 2019 Tokyo Motor Show and we are excited to hear that the company is at least considering a sporty version of their C-Segment hatchback.The concept is largely based on the Impreza 2.0i AWD hatchback, but it features a sporty bodykit and a two-tone paint with black roof and black A-pillars. At the front, we can see a slightly revised grille with the ...

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Mercedes-AMG A45 teases its drifting mode

For those who are tired of the traditional "Christmas" videos, Mercedes-AMG prepared something more interesting - a teaser with the upcoming A45 (W177) testing its drifting skills around a wet track.The top of the range C-Segment hot hatch is expected to produce more than 294 kw / 400 hp from its twin-turbocharged 2.0 liter engine, mated to an 8-speed dual clutch gearbox. The updated 4MATIC system will transfer the power ...

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Mini JCW is now WLTP compliant in Europe

MINI Europe, announced the slightly updated Cooper S JCW model line for the European Market that is now fully compliant with the new WLTP test cycle.Thanks to a new petrol engine particulate filter that is integrated into the exhaust emissions system, the top of the range JCW retains the same levels of performance while reducing the emissions to comply with the strict Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard. That means that the TwinPower turbo ...

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Review: Renault Megane IV 280 EDC

Introduction  The Renault Megane IV R.S. 280 launched at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, is the latest C-Segment hot hatch by Renault Sport, based on a more practical five door bodystyle.Under the bonnet, there is a new 1.8 litre TCE engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger, producing 205 kw (280 hp) of power and 390 Nm of torque, mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual clutch EDC gearbox. Thanks to all ...

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Chevrolet Sonic LS3 AWD by PMR Motorsports

PMR Motorsports from the Ohio, United States, presented the Chevrolet Sonic LS3 AWD, a heavily modified hot hatch that will serve as their new rally car.This unique Chevrolet Sonic (known as the Holden Barina in Australia) has little to do with the humble B-Segment car it is based on as it is mid-engined and all-wheel-drive, reminding us the good old days of Group-B homologation specials. The LS3 6.2 litre V8 engine produces 320kw / ...

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Ford Fiesta R2 by M-Sport

After securing the World Rally Championship title with driver Sebastien Ogier, M-Sport launched the new Ford Fiesta R2 racing car, designed in their facilities in Krakow, Poland to comply with FIA's R2 regulationsUnlike the Fiesta ST hot hatch, the Fiesta R2 is fitted with the turbocharged three cylinder 999cc unit from the ST-Line production model, tuned to produce 147kw (197hp) of power and 290Nm of torque, sending the power to the front ...

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Renault offers a range of R.S. Performance Parts

Renault announced a range of R.S. Performance Parts for those who would like something more from their hot hatch.A full bodykit for the Renault Clio IV R.S. will be offered in a limited number of 250 units, bearing a close resemblance to the Renault Clio R.S.16 Concept, together with Turini alloy wheels and carbon fiber bucket seats. Only available in Europe at the moment, the wheel arch extensions and side ...

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Suzuki Swift TRB-04 breaks FWD record in Tsukuba

A heavily modified version of the Suzuki Swift Sport, tuned by HKS, broke the FWD lap record in the Japanese circuit of Tsukuba, clocking 56" 308 with racing and drifting driver Nobuteru Taniguchi behind the wheel.The Swift TRB-04 (Tsukuba Record Breaker) first launched at the 2018 Tokyo Motor Show but was further evolved before the record run. The record braking car, has a central driving position and is fitted with the 4G63 ...

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