Ford launches the new Focus ST

Ford Performance anounced the all-new fourth generation Focus ST, which comes with both petrol and diesel flavours, in hatchback or station wagon bodystyles, with more power and more technology boasting improved performance figures compared to its predecessor.The all-aluminium four-cylinder 2,3 liter EcoBoost engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, anti-lag technology and an electronically actuated waste-gate, producses 206kW / 280 PS at 5.500 rpm and 420 Nm of torque at 3.000-4.000 rpm, sending the ...

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BMW M140i Finale Edition

BMW Australia unveiled the swan's song of the mighty M140i, dubbed as the "Finale", with additional equipment and some visual tweaks. The M140i Finale Edition comes fitted with the 18 inch M light alloy wheels finished in Orbit Grey or Jet Black, adaptive LED headlights, tinted tailights, gloss black front grille,  special badging and dual tailpipes finished in black chrome.Inside, the car is equipped with the 8.8" infotainment system (BMW ConnectedDrive), wireless smartphone charging, harman/kardon premium sound ...

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Top 10: Featured Owners of 2018

With the new year just around the corner, we decided to create a top 10 feature with our favorite owners of 2018. It was very difficult to select only 10 cars, but we based our list on personal preference, photo quality, rating, modifications and rarity,  in combination with the cool factor of the cars.10. Rhys Phillipson and Maddy Ainsley – Suzuki Swift SportWe start our list with two identical Suzuki Swift Sport from ...

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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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Missed Opportunities: Toyota Corolla E110

We love hot hatches because they combine driving pleasure with every day practicality in an affordable package. Despite the popularity of the hot hatch market, not all companies share our excitement. In the "Missed Opportunities" articles, we are going to talk about hatchbacks that never got the "h0t" version they certainly deserved. What did we get? The 8th generation of the Toyota Corolla launched in 1995 (Japan) with other markets following in 1997 and 1998.The ...

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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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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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Hyundai i30 Fastback N revealed

Hyundai revealed the new i30 Fastback N today, just a few days before its official premiere at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The i30 Fastback N is the first C-Segment five door coupe, and the third model in the high performance N line-up after the five door i30 N and the Veloster N.Styling-wise, a the front, the i30 Fastback N gets the same sporty front bumper, grille, side sills and ...

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Kia Ceed GT warm hatch unveiled

Kia announced the second generation Ceed GT that will make its public debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October, alongside the new ProCeed GT (which is a longer 5-door version with a sporty roofline). The car replaces the first generation of the Kia Ceed GT that unveiled back in 2013.The Korean warm hatch will only be available in Europe, where it was designed and developed, with production starting ...

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Lancia Delta Futurista by Automobili Amos revealed

Three months after the first renderings of the car appeared online, Automobili Amos officially launched the Lancia Delta Futurista - a restomod project based on the legendary Lancia Delta Integrale.The car that debuts at the Grand Basel Show in Switzerland on the 6th of September, is based on a Lancia Delta I Integrale 16v (1989-1991) donor car but features a redesigned body, reworked underpinnings and a new interior.The body went through a 3 door conversion with hand ...

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