Honda Civic Type R sets new record on Magny-Cours GP circuit

Honda did it again with the new Civic Type R and broke another FWD track record - this time on Magny-Cours GP circuit in France.With 2 minutes and 1.51 seconds, the Japanese hot hatch is officially the fastest front wheel drive production car around Magny-Cours GP. The record was set in standard production car with road tyres with Esteban Guerrieri (WTCR driver) behind the wheel. According to Honda's press release, the Japanese hot hatch will ...

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VW Golf GTI concepts at Worthersee 2018

The annual Worthersee festival is a popular destination for Golf GTI fans, as every year Volkswagen showcases some interesting concept cars and performance versions of the Golf. For 2018, VW debuted two concept cars based on the Golf VII GTI (facelift) with increased power figures and various visual modifications.Lets start with the VW Golf VII GTI Next Level concept which is a work of the company's apprentices. The car is ...

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Ford Fiesta ST drives the via Campocatino in Italy

Ford released another video from the “Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads” series, with Steve Sutcliffe behind the wheel of the new Fiesta MK8 ST. This time, the B-Segment hot hatch traveled to Via Campocatino in Italy, which is a great mountain road just 80 km east of Rome. The twisty road connects the town of Guarcino, with the ski resort at Campocatino and is barely used during the summer months.The new Fiesta MK8 ST is powered by ...

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Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R is available at Forza Motorsport 7

The gaming fans will be able to drive the Honda Civic Type R (FK8) in Forza Motorsport 7, starting from May 2018.Turn 10 Studios, creators of the Forza Motorsport 7, announced that the update will be available as a free download. The video game is available on Xbox One and PC since October 2017, and together with the Gran Turismo Sport they are the most popular racing simulators on the market.Hardcore ...

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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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