The second-generation Audi S3 (sold between 2006 and 2012) is a great option those who need a hot hatch that can double up as an express commuter in the week. So the fact that you can now get one for less than £8,000 is potentially very good news indeed.[Read more…] about Half Price Hot Hatch: Audi S3
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MINI’s JCW (that’s John Cooper Works) name is older than you might think. Its heritage stretches back to John Cooper, the British racing driver and engineer who not only pioneered the rear-engined layout in single-seat racers, but also figured out that the Issigonis-designed BMC Mini would make a rather good race and rally car. A point that went on to be proved most famously by Paddy Hopkirk’s fabled win in the 1964 Monte Carlo rally.[Read more…] about Half Price Hot Hatch: MINI Cooper S JCW
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
It might have officially been the ‘entry-level’ RS model during its brief run from 2011 until 2012, but don’t let that fool you: the Audi RS3 is still a very serious hot hatch.