Toyota Starlet GT Turbo VS Renault Clio 16S

In this rivalry, we compare two B-Segment hot hatches from the 90s with similar specifications but very different characters - the Toyota Starlet GT Turbo (P80) and the Renault Clio I 16S. The Japanese pocket rocket had a turbocharged 1.3 liter engine in contrast with the French contestant with a naturally aspirated 1.8 liter unit, however their power and torque figures were almost identical. Both cars were designed for performance, offering ...

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Renault 19 16S VS Citroen ZX 1.9i Volcane

In this rivalry, we compare two C-Segment hot hatches from France, coming from the early 90s - the  Renault 19 16S and the Citroen ZX 1.9i Volcane. Those yougtimers were known for their great handling and performance, featuring naturally aspirated engines, uprated brakes and sporty suspension settings. Visually, both of the cars had deeper, body-coloured bumpers with red accents, larger rims and small interior touches to distinguish them from the ...

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Suzuki Swift Sport VS Abarth 595

The A-Segment may be populous but only a handful of city cars have a hot hatch version nowadays. Among the A-Segment hot hatches currently available are the Suzuki Swift Sport, the Abarth 595 (facelift) and the VW Up! GTi. We decided to compare the first two, as they are closer spec-wise.The Suzuki Swift Sport, launched in 2017 based on a new platform with a brand new 1.4 liter K14C Boosterjet engine, reclaiming the title of the ...

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Ford Focus RS (MK1) VS Honda Civic Type R (EP3)

ExteriorInteriorSpecifications   Model Ford Focus RS MK1 Honda Civic Type R MK2 (EP3)Production 2002-2003 2001-2004Segment C CDoors 3 3Layout FWD FWDEngine Displacement 1988 cm3 1998 cm3Cylinders L4 L4Induction Turbocharged Naturally AspiratedFuel Gasoline GasolineFuel System Multipoint Injection Multipoint InjectionPower (hp) 212 200Power (kw) 158 147Power (@rpm) @5500 rpm @7400 rpmTorque (Nm) 310 196Torque (@rpm) @3500 rpm @ 5900 rpm0-100km/h 6,7 sec 6,8 secTop Speed (km/h) 232 km/h 235 km/hTop Speed (mph) 144 mph 146 mphConsumption (lt/100km) 10,1 8,9CO2 (g/km) 234 g/km 212 g/kmGearbox 5 MT 6 MTWeight 1278 kg 1170 kgLength 4183 mm 4140 mmWidth 1762 mm 1699 mmHeight 1440 mm 1420 mmWheelbase 2615 mm 2581 mmFront Track 1514 mm 1471 mmRear Track 1514 mm 1491 mmBoot Space 350 314Tire Size 225/40 R18 205/45 R17Front Brakes 325 mm Ventilated Discs 300 mm Ventilated ...

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