February 2, 2023
Ford

Ford Focus RS Gets Shot during Tests

The fresh out of the box Ford Focus RS has been caught on shots while undergoing some tests on tracks in the United States. It seems that the American based automaker isn’t yet ready to launch the hot hatch Ford Focus RS and this is perhaps the reason that more tests are being caught on […]

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Ford

Next Ford Focus RS details announced

Blue Oval fans in Europe are actually in for a major treat as the next generation of Focus RS is now talked about in detail. It’s still not making the leap over the Ocean but it will borrow some technology that was genuinely developed for the North American market. The ultimate Ford hot hatch will […]

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Mazda

Mazda 3’s next generation ideas announced

Now this is something with a bit of an unexpected flavor from Mazda. The manufacturer once referred to as the “zoom-zoom” guys are starting to zip around again. The Japanese company has just announced its plans for the Mazda 3 compact and the news is all good. The next generation of this car really is […]

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Kia

Kia previews newest version of the Procee’d

And we’re back to news about hatchbacks coming from the Paris Motor Show. We knew it wouldn’t take long for them to take center stage again so we might as well get over it. At least this one sounds pretty exciting and even though it comes from Kia, it actually has a cool name. There’s […]

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Ford

Ford Fiesta ST to hit the US market

Chevrolet’s recent leaping ahead of the equation on hot hatches being sold in the United States doesn’t seem to have gone well with Ford. The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS may already have its pricing listed but Ford’s Fiesta still has a lot to tell the performance enthusiast that’s on a budget. Reports have started coming […]

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Honda

Honda approves Civic Type R for this new generation

The Japanese want to, but they don’t seem to have it set up right now. I know they’ve made the Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86 happen but otherwise there’s not a single remarkable car made over there. Subaru’s Impreza seems a little damp these days, the Mistubishi Lancer Evo is currently out of production and though the […]

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Ford

Ford unveils Fiesta ST production version

Those lucky guys who’ve managed to get into the Geneva Motor Show with a special name tag which reads “press” or anything of the likes get the best treats. To begin with, the Blue Oval has just announced the official unveiling of the Ford Fiesta ST in production spec. It looks basically the same as […]

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Opel

2012 Opel Astra OPC unveiled

One of the less popular hot hatches around has just been unveiled together with a 2012 face, a lot more heat under the bonnet and still wearing a pretty dress. Hot versions of Opel / Vauxhall products have always had no problem in producing high performance levels from their turbocharged engines and the new one […]

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Abarth Fiat

Abarth drives Fiat Punto totally crazy with Evo EsseEsse version

I think we may just be at a point where the Fiat 500 Abarth has gotten too popular for its own sake and Fiat is looking for alternative ways of delivering Abarth performance to the fans. The good looking Fiat Punto is one excellent starting plate but the Evo version it already has is a […]

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Renault

Introducing the Renault Megane RS Trophy

Ever since they dropped their Formula 1 effort, Renault’s appearance in high profile motor sports has been greatly diminished and that’s a bit of a problem when trying to please fans. Happily though, Renault went the other route, of making very interesting road-legal cars and selling them to whatever adrenaline junkie wants one. The most […]

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Buick

Astra GTC to soon become a Buick

Globalization, gotta love it, this why we can see more and more models from one continent popping up on others. As recently the trend seems to focus on how European models get rebadged and sold off dealer lots in the United States and what’s happening with the Opel Astra GTC.

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Ford

Ford hits hot supermini market with the Fiesta ST

There was a time when hot hatchbacks ruled the world, since then however things have changed. Hot hatches went out of fashion and came back in but not in the same manner. In between the legislation making them impossible to get and safety criteria weighing down the cars, youngsters wanting a fast and very small […]

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Mitsubishi

The Mitsubishi CS Design Concept

Now, here’s something you don’t see everyday. An independent designer called Gábor Farkas drew up and rendered this, the Mitsubishi CS. To me, the whole thin begs a question. It’s not whether or not the Mitsubishi CS Design Concept looks good, practical or serious. It’s whether or not this thing has a chance at being […]

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Citroen

Citroen DS4 Hybrid has sights set high

The perky French marketers and engineers working over at Citroen are really going to war with their DS branded projects. Their latest creation within the DS range is a hybrid version of the Citroen DS4. That seems to be a mouthful but when you see what Citroen are trying to make it bite off you’ll […]

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Audi

The Audi S1 gets Green Light

You know the Audi A1 will soon be seen around the world and it’s already being famous. And what you should now know is that a hot S1 version which will compete with the Mini Cooper S.

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Peugeot

Peugeot 308 GTI

It’s been a while since we’ve had a GTI badge on a Peugeot but it seems that it’s not dead, in fact, it’s alive and shouldering it’s way into the ring of the Golf GTI, the Ford Focus ST and all the other hot hatch players. The French company has just launched a new version […]

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VW

Volkswagen Polo R is under development

Volkswagen’s new department responsible for very exclusive sporty models, the R GmbH division, is reportedly working a very hot version of the Polo. The R version of the VW Polo will, as befits tradition in hot hatch V-dubs, be faster and overall better than the GTI version available at the moment.

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Aston Martin

Aston Martin DB9 UK favorite car

Direct Line Car Insurance did a recent survey to mark the celebration of 25 years of existence and the poll had a very interesting question for the UK audience. Basically the survey set out to find out what is Great Britain‘s favorite car for the past 25 years that Direct Line has been around.

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Seat

JE Design Seat Leon Cupra R

Germen tuner JE Design has always found VW Group cars a bit wet and the most recent car they’ve hotted up from them is the Seat Leon Cupra R. The 250 horsepower and 260 lbs-ft of torque provided by the stock 2 liter turbocharged engine is about enough for most people but it’s not the […]

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Mini

Mini John Cooper Works World Championship 50 coming to U.S

The demand in the United States has prompted Mini USA to reconsider the original sales philosophy for this limited edition variant of the very popular small hatchback. The rethink isn’t a revolution as only 50 units of the Mini John Cooper Works World Championship 50 will be coming stateside.

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