Hot hatch of the year 2018
FROM A SLIDE HAPPY NEW FIESTA ST TO A YARIS THAT THINKS IT’S A RALLY CAR, 2018 IS THE YEAR OF THE HOT HATCH. BUT WHICH IS THE HOTTEST OF THE LOT?
Eight hatch-based masterpieces, including the Fiesta
ST, Megane RS and Yaris GRMN. One winner
WE’VE NEVER HAD it so good. If ever there was a hot hatch golden age, it’s right now. From chilli-pepper city cars to superhero superminis, road-legal rally reps to Porsche-slaying hyper-hatches, brilliant driver’s cars occupy every corner of the modern hatchback kingdom. A good excuse for a party if ever there was one, so we’ve brought together eight of the best, in celebration and with the aim of crowning a king.
The rules? There are no rules: size doesn’t matter, and neither does price – simply put, which is the best to drive? Which most comprehensively stuffs every mile with good clean fun? Replacement tyres at the ready, let’s go.4