Video: The Best Hot Hatch Picnic Cars Automotive News
Remember how cool it was this weekend? If not, let us remind you: last weekend we held a big Hot Hatch Picnic in Bykovo near Moscow. And a big one in the literal sense: the festival was attended by over three hundred hot hatchbacks with the indices GTI, MPS, Type R, RS, ST and so on. Everything as we love! Rule one: do you have a hot hatch? Welcome!
We publish the brightest cars of the rally here, admire!
Ford Focus ST
Under the hoods of these lighters were 2.5-liter turbocharged "fives" Duratec with a capacity of 228 hp, which lent itself perfectly to tuning. However, the factory dynamics of "ST-shki" in 6.4 seconds to a hundred by the standards of the mid-2000s seemed steep. What is there! Even today, the new 249-horsepower Hyundai i30 N drives comparable.
And in 2012, Ford rolled out the next generation Focus ST, and the engine changed there: instead of a massive "five", the hot hatch got a more compact four-cylinder engine with a volume of two liters. Recoil increased to 256 forces, and acceleration to hundreds became even faster: 6.1 seconds. Surprisingly, for exactly the same amount today, up to a hundred more powerful version of the same Hyundai i30 N Ultimate travels!
VW Corrado VR6
The Corrado coupe-hatch is a spectacular thing in itself. And in the VR6 version with a 2.9-liter "inline-V" 190-horsepower engine, this thing was getting quite hot. However, before us is an even cooler modification. The owner of this Corrado has placed under the hood a 300-horsepower 3.6-liter version of this engine from the Passat CC. And the R36 nameplates modestly hint at a daring and generally competent swap.
VW Golf GTI
The "fifth" Golf GTI. What can you say about it without opening the doors and hood? Canonical two liters with a turbine, two hundred horsepower, 6.9 seconds to hundreds, excellent handling, practicality and style. This particular car has a little more style - just take a look at the hood! By the way, in the same fifth generation Golf got a crazy version of the W12-650: behind the front seats was a 6-liter 650-horsepower W12 from the Bentley Continental GT! But the project did not go into the series. Away from sin.
Mini Cooper JCW
231 strength, racing kart handling and gnome looks. How can you not love a hot Mini? The two-liter "four" with supercharging allows the lightweight 1.2-ton hatch to take off with a feather and show 100 km / h in 6.1 seconds. And what a JCW exhaust sounds like! Song…
Hondcivic type r
This is the third generation of the sports "Civic" and, perhaps, the most radical, if you forget for a second the strange appearance of the current hatchback. Instead of a solid "chandelier" of the front optics, the hot version of the Civic received a mesh grille. And along with it - a new body kit, lowered suspension and 19-inch (optional) wheels. But the main thing: under the hoods of the European "axes" were two-liter atmospheric (!) "Fours" with a return of 201 horsepower. Equipped with six-speed "mechanics", the hatches accelerated to a hundred in 6.6 seconds, and thanks to the excellently tuned front-wheel drive chassis, they steered in such a way that you couldn't drag it by the ears. In this sense, the current Civic, with its records on the Nordschleife, is a successor to a big business.
By the way, about the early hot Hondas. In 1989, the fourth generation Civic, which was relevant at that time, acquired a heated version of the SiR in Japan. The 1.6-liter aspirated B16 with a brand new VTEC system developed 160 horsepower and spun up to eight thousand rpm. The European versions of this "lighter" were slightly more modest in power and were called 1.6i-VT.
From the Japanese to their neighbors. In 2011, Hyundai introduced the highly controversial Veloster with asymmetrical doors (left one, right two). To increase attention to the car (unlike visual skeptics, the press and analysts expressed their respect for the new product), the Koreans released a charged version of the Turbo. The 204-horsepower turbo engine (186-horsepower in Europe and Russia), familiar from the KiCeed GT hatch, was made friends with a robotic seven-speed gearbox, thanks to which the Veloster drove to the “hundred” in 8.5 seconds.Not so cool, but much more fun than a regular hatch.
But the brother of the Veloster with the same engine gave out all his 204 strength in Russia. And most importantly - it was cool in a three-pedal design, with a six-speed "mechanics". The three-door pro_cee’d GT's acceleration to hundreds was shorter by almost a second, and the exterior seemed more unambiguous. For many, the pro_cid's swift silhouette was dearer than the cold outlines of the Golf GTI.
Renault Clio R.S.
French three-door of the fourth generation fired both in statics and on the move. The already pretty body in the R.S. received stylish aerodynamic elements, and a 200-horsepower filling with a robotic transmission pleased both in the city and on the track. This particular hatchback is decently more powerful, but thanks to the owner who swung the 1.6-liter engine to 275 horsepower. Separately, we note a body kit with a wing in the style of the Cup version and a Martini vinyl.
The hot kid (or baby) in the Skod range appeared in 2003 - three years after the debut of Fabia itself. Interestingly, its 130-horsepower engine was diesel. And this is a hatch of the second generation, already with a gasoline 180-horsepower supercharged "four" with a volume of 1.4 liters. This "Fabia" really was hot: acceleration to a hundred took 7.3 seconds, and the maximum speed was 225 km / h.
Hot hatch fans know the RS3 is serious. For example, the current RS version of the "three-wheel" develops an incredible 400 horsepower, which gives the right to call it a hyper-hatch. And this is a slightly weaker (but no less cool) pre-styling version with the same 2.5-liter, only 367-horsepower five-cylinder engine. However, 4.3 seconds is in any case the territory of sports cars.
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