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,…
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…