Mini Cooper S 60 Years Edition

MINI announced another special edition of their iconic model as part of celebrations for the 60th anniversary since the launch of the original MINI by British Motor Corporation in 1959.The MINI Cooper S 60 Years Edition is built at Oxford, United Kingdom, and features some unique touches resembling the original which was designed by Sir Alex Isigonis. The new British Racing Green IV paint finish is combined with piano black exterior ...

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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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Satty –
VW Golf II Rallye G60

Owner: Satty Car: VW Golf II Rallye G60 Instagram: @m.r.b.l.u.e City: - Country: United Kingdom Golf Rallye G60. 1 of 5000 hand built for homologation.Syncro (4 wheel drive) and supercharged 1.8 litre which produced 160bhp from the factory and boost is instant.Engines were a 1H 1763cc with bigger cylinder head bolts compared to the regular G60 PG 1781c engine found in the Corrado and Golf G60's.This one is closer to the 200bhp with light cylinder head ...

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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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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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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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Future Hot Hatch: Mini John Cooper Works GP

MINI officially announced that they will make a production version of the John Cooper Works GP Concept launched at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.When it is launched in 2020, the third generation of the limited edition JCW GP will be the most powerful MINI ever produced and if it keeps up with the styling of the prototype, it will also be the most exciting of them all!The concept car launched ...

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Mini John Cooper Works Knights Edition

MINI USA announced another special edition model based on the Cooper S, which will premiere at the 2018 Los Angeles International Auto Show on the 28th of November, together with customized accessories of the MINI Yours range.The Mini John Cooper Works Knights Edition features a number of accessories that distinguish it visually from the John Cooper Works model.It will only be available with "Midnight Black" exterior paint, combined with "Melting ...

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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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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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