Renault Mégane RS
Dec11

Renault Mégane RS

Renault’s potent RS is a very alluring hot hatch writes Suzanne Keane What is it? The Megane RS is the latest hot hatch to be unleashed by Renault Styling? With its Tangerine Orange paintwork, wider wings for extra air intake, F1 splitter and flared sills, the new Renault Megane RS certainly hasn’t been designed to blend into the crowd Under the Bonnet? The Megane RS is powered by a growling 1.8-litre petrol engine with 280bhp...

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Honda Civic Type R
Sep21

Honda Civic Type R

Suzanne Keane checks out the new Red Hot Honda Civic Type R  What is it? The new Type R Civic from Honda is officially the fastest front wheel drive hatchback as proven on the Nurburgring. Pushing 320bhp through the front wheels it has a top speed of 272kmph and will do 0-100kmph in just 5.8 seconds. This is the car that every girl (and boy) racer dreams of. Who is it aimed at? The Type R is aimed at real petrol heads. Other “hot...

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First Drive: Ford Fiesta ST
Jun06

First Drive: Ford Fiesta ST

Aimee Woods finds herself totally smitten by Ford’s latest hot hatch, the Fiesta ST What is it? The incredible 2018 Ford Fiesta ST has landed and as expected, it has stolen hearts with its hellishly good performance. The ST200 was a difficult act to follow but the Ford designers have truly excelled with this magnificent machine. First Impressions of the Ford Fiesta ST? The ST is spectacularly sculpted and commands attention with...

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SEAT Leon ST Cupra
Apr30

SEAT Leon ST Cupra

Buying an estate car tends to be a practical consideration. But this souped-up Seat really moves too, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Estates are rarely cars of choice. Rather they are the heroically dull option when the number of bikes, wellies, labradors and kids you need to ferry around has increased to an unmanageable amount. But over the past few years, a new breed of discreet but sporty load-luggers has emerged which sprint...

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2018 Honda Civic Type R
Apr09

2018 Honda Civic Type R

 The Type R has been given a facelift and Hannah Gordon has been finding  out just what has been nipped and what has been tucked What is it? The ‘demonic’ looking hot hatch is back and carrying with it a big haul of awards naming it as the best in its class. Who is it aimed at? It may have five-doors and a decent size boot but this car is all about power and driver enjoyment whilst pushing it to its limits, it does settle down enough...

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First Drive: Renault Mégane RS
Feb13

First Drive: Renault Mégane RS

The Renault Mégane RS is the most fun I had, on track and off, in a long time writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Sitting lower to the ground than the regular Mégane, the RS 280, the latest hot hatch to be unleashed by the French marque, is low, orange and racetrack-ready. Its predecessor was revered by hot hatchback aficionados, so much is expected of it. First impressions of the new Renault Mégane RS? Despite being painted an...

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