Context is the scaffold of understanding and without any context me saying that a tiny little French hatchback with scarcely over 100 horsepower is fun sufficient enough to dine out on forever will sound insane. I’m not. Allow me to explain why you should lust after a Renault Twingo GT.
Too many “Car of the Year” awards are hokey affairs that smell vaguely advertorial in nature and don’t really speak to our interests. Not Evo’s, though. When Evo picks a Car of the Year, it’s accompanied by nearly thirty minutes of automotive joy in video form, with everything from hot hatches to supercars.
Mercedes has gone full Fast & Furious with the 2016 A45 AMG. It’s got the big wing, bigger wheels, red calipers, grille like Cheshire cat’s and one seriously rude exhaust note. I’m just not sure if that sound is “elite sport-luxury” or more “high-school Honda Civic” so you tell me!
[Will I ever stop loving the GT3 RS of hot hatches, the Renaultsport Mégane R26.R? Photo: Renault]
This is not a widebody, superpowered monster of a car.
The Fiesta ST is fun but small. The Subaru WRX is old school but not a hatchback anymore. The Golf GTI? Not fast enough. The Golf R? Could be more fun. America is clearly missing out.
Since most of us don't have the cash for a 911 Turbo or a Jag F-type, we are big fans of hot-hatches and sport-compacts that fit within our modest budget. However, when these pocket-rockets first hit the market, often the law of supply and demand is not in our favor. The Focus ST, BRZ, and FRS, just to name a few,…
In 1986 Peugeot launched a more powerful version of the 205 GTI with a 1.9 engine and 130bhp. It was a pretty and competitive rival to the Golf GTI and Nova GTE and one of the sweetest handling hot hatches of all time. Since the 205 was dropped in 1993, Peugeot have lost their hot hatch mojo, so fast forward 2…
I've spent a few days and driven a good few miles with each of the Vauxhall Astra VXR hot hatch and the Subaru BRZ coupe. It's time for a face-off. It's time for Astra vs BRZ.
I ran a British spec Vauxhall Astra VXR (also known as the Opel Astra OPC) for a week.
The closest we've ever gotten to driving a Corsa in the states is the older and larger Saturn Astra, which sold poorly in the U.S. and never offered more than a low-power 1.8-liter fourbanger. Therefore it's with great sadness we announce the smaller Euro-spec Vauhall Corsa VXR Nürburgring Edition boosts power to over…