War of the hot hatches
Thought hot hatches were becoming a little too tame? Not that long ago that may have seemed the case, but after Honda unveiled its manic Civic Type R at the Geneva Motor Show in March the gloves have definitely come off. Not to be outdone by the Japanese, many other manufacturers are releasing some of the fiercest and most fiery hot hatches we have ever seen – with some of them even inching towards the previously unthinkable 400hp mark.
It certainly looks like 2014 will be a year of brilliant hot hatches.
Click through for our pick of the maddest and most muscular 250hp-plus mega-hatches that are either already here, or on their way.
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