VW Golf MK2 GTI VS Ford Escort MK4 RS Turbo

In this rivalry, we compare two C-Segment hot hatches from the 80s - the VW Golf MK2 GTI and the Ford Escort MK4 RS Turbo. The first one was the segment leader - the mighty Golf GTI - while the second one was the most powerful version of its stronger competitor - the Ford Escort RS Turbo.So lets start with a design battle before we move on to their specifications. 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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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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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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Ricky Smith –
Renault Clio III RS 200 Cup Turbo

Owner: Ricky Smith Car: Renault Clio III RS 200 Cup Turbo Instagram: @rickrs200turbo City: Norwich, England Country: United Kingdom     This is my 2009 Renault sport Clio 200 Cup. My absolute pride and joy, the shell has covered 100k miles and the new engine has just ticked over 65k. I bought the car back in November 2014, my second (and current) car.As most people claim when they get an untouched car, I was adamant I wasn’t going ...

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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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