Hot hatch drag race: Audi RS 3, Mercedes-AMG A45, VW Golf R, Honda Civic Type R and Ford Focus RS


Hot hatches aren't all about straight line speed but in a competitive market, knowing you've got the the top dog when it comes to power delivery,
Ford Focus RS buying guide

Buying Guide: Ford Focus RS MkI (2002-2003) and MkII...


With the new Focus RS on sale, now could be the perfect time to snap up a MkI or MkII version. James Mills explains what to look out for when buying...
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First Drive review: Audi RS 3 Sportback (2015)


With the Audi RS 3 Sportback it’s all about the numbers, so take a moment to marvel at the accompanying specifications box
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Video: Getting to know the new Ford Focus RS with Ken...


The smoke billows, dubstep blasts from the speakers and Ken Block tries his hardest to burst the tyres of Ford's new super-hatch, the Focus RS
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News: Honda Civic Type-R concept looks purposeful in...


Honda's Type-R badge has been used on high-performance models, including the NSX sports car, for 22 years but the firm claims that the new Civic Type-R...
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News: Ford Focus ST details released at Paris show


We already knew that Ford's new Focus ST was going to be available with a diesel engine for the first time, but now full details of the hot hatch...
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News: Volkswagen reveals fastest-ever Golf R 400


A hot hatch with more power than a Porsche 911? Yes...
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We're immaturing very nicely for nine-year-olds...


IS THERE, inside every man’s head, a nine-year-old boy who never grows up? If so, it has eluded surgeons, but not the makers of Top Gear.
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Top 10 hot hatches and coupés


In a land before time — well, the 1980s — hot hatches ruled the road.