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Also out: the new CLA 45 AMG
The age of the 400hp+ hot hatch is well and truly upon us. Welcome to the new Mercedes-AMG A45 S. All 415hp of it. And if you'd prefer a sleeker look, the CLA 45 AMG has returned, too. Pick your
Development car is already quicker around the Nordschleife than its predecessor
Mini has told us its new GP hot hatch-due out in 2020-will be front-wheel drive and offered with a paddle-shift gearbox only. And yes, it'll keep the wild bodywork...The most potent Mini being front-driven ought
The 2.0-liter turbocharged unit will generate up to 415hp and 500Nm
Big news in the hot-hatch power wars. Mercedes-AMG, not against expectation, has upped the ante considerably for its new A45. While it uses a 2.0-liter turbo-four, like the A45 it replaces, the engine is "fundamentally new." And
Care of Gazoo Racing
The Toyota Corolla is back, and with it, much promise of sharper dynamics than ever before. Thus far, we've been a bit unmoved by it, essentially because its enthusiasm-sapping hybrids remove any great desire you might have to discover the
Watch out, Type R
Minis are supposed to be, well, mini, aren't they? They're not supposed to have Honda Civic Type R levels of power, or roof spoilers that double up as emergency hurricane shelters. The 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP promises both
We drive the entry-level ‘real AMG’
The Mercedes-AMG A45 sold about twice the number its maker expected, but on the other hand, it sits on a high and inaccessible shelf. This A35, on the other hand, is AMG's diffusion line, the entry-level 'real AMG' that
What are we missing out on?
The 2019 Honda Civic Type R-one of the world's hottest hatchbacks-is now available...in the US market.Yep, US-spec Type Rs are getting an upgrade. But don't feel too down in the dumps, because the changes are
But is it any faster?
See, Hyundai's created a swoopy-roofed version of its superb i30N hot hatch. Meet the i30N Fastback, as everyone will call it. Except Hyundai, which insists on clumsily titling it the i30 Fastback N. Which looks like a typo.The UK
Meet the Mercedes-AMG A35
Want to get into the hashtag AMG life but can't quite afford it? Well, we have good news. Merc's performance arm has made a new, entry-level baby hot hatch called the A35 AMG.It's essentially a cheaper, de-
And it packs as much torque as a Ferrari
We like the Hyundai i30N a lot. But can it be improved upon? German tuner RaceChip certainly thinks so. This is the GTS Black, its latest show car based on the i30N.RaceChip's taken the 271hp i30N Performance and given it,
You need to experience it behind the wheel
Allow me to start with a disclaimer: I didn't fall for the Civic Type R as much as I did the Lancer Evolution or the WRX STI, or at least I refused to, just to spare myself from falling for a
In a new color, too
Hot damn. The latest batch of Honda Civic Type Rs have arrived in the Philippines, and if you thought the Japanese performance hatch couldn't look any cooler, you thought wrong.Pictured above are the aforementioned units rolling down a local port
A day of enjoying fine Japanese things
There's a 300hp Japanese hot hatch waiting in your garage, with a full tank of gas and no destination. Of course, with a car like the Honda Civic Type R, a destination is somewhat irrelevant. You can go to a convenience
Take our money
It's finally here. The most awaited Honda-no, car model-in the history of automotive fandom. Do we even need an introduction to this car? The Type R is the upgraded, mythical version of the beloved Honda Civic. For decades other
Quick, practical and stylish
We're at Pradera Verde in Pampanga to shoot our landmark 150th Issue cover story, and for this special feature, we've put together a lineup of five cars and one superbike packing a combined total of more than 1,800hp. The
100 more hot hatches are arriving
If you missed out last year on getting one of the 100 Honda Civic Type R units available here, your prayers have been answered. Honda Cars Philippines has just announced that it is bringing in more units this year.An additional 100
The Suzuki Swift Sport has gone turbo
What's this little training shoe?It's the new Suzuki Swift Sport. And it's a very important car. If you like fun and quick stuff, it's as noteworthy as a BMW M3 or Porsche 911 as being not only
The newest, fastest Honda Type R meets a fellow Japanese family rocket ship
It's not just the roof spikes and big wing. I promise. I didn't want to gather Top Gear's long-term Honda Civic Type R and a Mitsubishi Evo IX MR FQ-360 together because they share a penchant for
It comes with launch control
The Ford Fiesta ST is a celebrated blue-collar performance hero. But the next-gen ST has had a heart transplant. So has the icon lost its soul, or is this new breed a welcome piece of fresh thinking? We join the
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