If a hot hatch twitches and ripples with more than 400bhp or if it costs in excess of £50,000, does it cease to be a hot hatch? You could argue that it does, because among the genetic building blocks of the hot hatch genus are affordability and useable performance.[Read more…] about Evolution of the Warm Hatch: From 205 XS to Up GTI
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In 1985, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ferrari revealed its sharply styled 328 GTB. It was a car which had much to prove, given that it succeeded the esteemed 308 series – but, unsurprisingly, it quickly transpired to be a remarkable piece of machinery.[Read more…] about Automotive Anniversary: 30 years of the Ferrari 348
Only a few years ago, Aston Martin would rock up to an international motor show with not much more to announce to the world than a new sticker set for its most affordable model. That actually happened. For the Geneva Motor Show in 2014 Aston’s grand unveiling was the Vantage N430, indistinguishable from earlier versions of the now decade-old car except for a few flashes of contrasting body trim.[Read more…] about Aston Martin Vantage (2019) Review: Just how good is it?
The current Volkswagen Golf R is a legend in its own lifetime. Many previous versions of fast, four-wheel-drive Golfs might have had seemingly more exotic V6 motors, but it’s the 2014, Mk7 generation with its 296bhp, 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that really proved how spectacular the hottest Golf could be.[Read more…] about Half Price Hot Hatch: Volkswagen Golf R Mk7
You might expect a car such as the Lotus Evora GT410 Sport to feel intimidating. Such thoughts would not be unjustified; the compact coupe packs a supercharged V6, after all, which dispenses a not-insignificant 410bhp to the rear wheels.[Read more…] about 2019 Lotus Evora GT410 Sport Review: A six-cylinder salute to driving pleasure