TopGear Review Top Ten Fastest Accelerating Hot Hatches on Sale

Hot hatch (shortened from hot hatchback) is a high-performance derivative of a car body style consisting of a three- or five-door hatchback automobile. The performance upgrades of a hot hatch are sometimes available for the estate variant of the car, often called sportwagons. Hot hatch can has strong and powerful performance with flexible vehicle handling. And for many friends, the evaluation standard to judge a hot hatch good or bad is 100 km acceleration. Below they are the top ten fastest accelerating hot hatches on sale today.

10, Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S: 5.9 seconds

The Clubsport S, the most powerful production Golf ever. And the fastest ever front-wheel-drive production car to lap the Nürburgring. It managed a 7:49.21sec around the Green Hell – 1.5sec faster than Honda’s Civic Type R – to claim the front-wheel-drive production car lap record.

The usual 2.0-litre turbo four (the EA888 TSI unit, suck, squeeze, bang, blow fans) has been fettled to give 306bhp and 280lb ft of torque through the front wheels. Unlike the standard CS (which features an ‘overboost’ function only allowing for maximum power for 10 seconds when the throttle is on the floor) the S gives you all of its beans, all of the time.

09, Audi S1: 5.8 seconds

Audi S1 is the production version of Audi’s hot A1, there is no doubt that S1 is the smallest model on S series family. S1 uses a more aggressive front face design, facelift larger five-wheel hub, and the use of the S series of iconic bilateral four exhaust layout so that the vehicle shape is full of sports sense.

The S3 has 300bhp when you rev it right out, the S1 ‘just’ 231bhp. In the Quattro four-wheel drive system, the official announced 0-62 MPH is 5.8s. Max speed is 155Mph.

08, Seat Leon Cupra SC 300: 5.7 seconds

Unbelievably, yes. Since it first arrived in 2013 with a choice of either 265bhp or 280bhp, Seat killed off the 265bhp version, then boosted it to 290bhp, and sometime after having had a crack at the Nürburgring lap record in 2014, messed around with the bumpers, ruined the infotainment and gave us this: the Leon Cupra 300.

Efficiently and effortlessly so. With the six-speed paddleshift gearbox doing the legwork for you, it’ll get from 0-62mph in a claimed 5.8 seconds.  At 75mph, the Cupra’s over 2,500rpm, which dents its refinement and economy.

07 Honda Civic Type R: 5.7 seconds

Honda’s on/off love affair with hedonistic high performance is firmly back on. Barely two years since the ‘FK2’ Civic Type-R blew in like a teeth-rattling typhoon, the new one – ‘FK8’ – is here, promising an extra dose of civility without blunting the performance.

A couple of other stats for you: Honda has sold in excess of 20 million Civics since 1972, and this year celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Type-R sub-brand. So there’s an extra bit of pride at stake here, too. The new car also rides in, somewhat inevitably, on the back of a new Nürburgring lap record for a front-drive car: 7mins 43.8 seconds. You should  know the new Civic Type-R this result even beyond the Audi R8 V10, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Pagani Zonda C12 S and other ultra-running lap performance.

Clearly, it gives away a chunk of power to its main rivals, and it’s not quite as urgent as the Ford, AMG Merc’s A45, or the Audi RS3. It uses the same 2.0-litre VTEC turbo as before, but with some useful alterations. Power is up from 306bhp to 316bhp at 6500rpm (the shove is mainly thanks to reduced back pressure in the exhaust), and its 295 torques are on hand from 2500rpm.

it’ll get from 0-62mph in a claimed 5.7 seconds.

06, BMW M140i: 4.8 seconds

The M135i is dead, and the visually identical M140i, complete with a new engine, has taken its place atop BMW’s 1 Series range. Similar to Audi S1, BMW M140i is the smallest model in BMW whole family. And M140i also is the only one vehicle use of rear-wheel drive in the listed ten hot hatches models.

BMW claims 36.2mpg and 179g/km of CO2, bettering the M135i by 0.7mpg and 9g/km. Power is up by 14bhp to 355bhp, while a hefty 396lb ft (a 37lb ft leap) matches the M2’s output. This is courtesy of a new 3.0-litre straight-six turbo motor that revs cleanly and crisply to 7,000rpm, sounds sweeter than anything else in the class, and is slightly greener than the motor it ousts. it’ll get from 0-62mph in a claimed 4.8 seconds, faster than Civic for one second.

05, Ford Focus RS: 4.7 seconds

The Ford Focus RS is the latest in a long-line of RS-badged fast Fords – cars on a mission to bring electrifying performance to people of normal means. Compared to ST version, Focus RS has more aerodynamics kits, rear-mounted double-layer spoiler with RS logo.  At the same time, the black large size forged wheels with two sides of the two exhaust layout, it is highlighted the car’s high-performance identity.

Fox RS equipped with the same 2.3-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine with Mustang, after adjustment, it can have the maximum power of 345hbp and a wall of torque – 325lb ft or 347lb ft on over boost for 15 seconds. It’ll get from 0-62mph in a claimed 4.7 seconds.

04 Audi S3: 4.6 seconds

Audi S3 can be seen as a sports version of the A3 model, as a member of the S series, compared to the appearance of A3, It has more sports style elements in the design, and the iconic bilateral four exhaust layout naturally will be there too.

Audi’s topped up the 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder (five-pots are reserved for the RS3) by 10bhp, taking its total to 306bhp, along with a 15lb ft bump to 295lb ft.

It’ll get from 0-62mph in a claimed 4.6 seconds.

03 , Volkswagen Golf R (306bhp): 4.6 seconds

Volkswagen Golf R, this is the model based on Golf MK7, compared to the MK7, it is carrying the same power system with the Audi A3, and use a more incredible sports kits, as well as the Quattro system. Obviously, this is very similar to Audi S3.

Golf R topped up the 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder, taking its total to 306bhp, along with a 400 lb ft bump. The best score to get from 0-62mph in a claimed is 4.6 seconds.

02, Mercedes-AMG A45: 4.2 seconds

AMG’s return fire against the Audi RS3, and no ordinary Mercedes A-Class. For nine short months, Quattro GmbH could legitimately claim it created the most powerful, fastest production hot hatch in the world, in the shape of the 362bhp RS3. Not anymore it can’t.

A45 equipped with the AMG’s first inline 2.0-liters, 4-cylinder engine with 376bhp and 350lb ft, rises of 21bhp and 23lb ft on the original. It’ll get from 0-62mph in a claimed 4.6 seconds. A45 has been fastest production hot hatch in the world for years.

01 Audi RS3: 4.1 seconds

Take one look at the RS3, from its large front air intakes to its massive tailpipes, and you know it means serious business. With a 400-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder under the hood, it has the muscle to back up its menacing appearance. Its seven-speed dual-clutch automatic routes torque to all four wheels; we estimate it will hit 60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds. This 2017 new model is aiming at the surpass the Mercedes-AMG A45 and being the new fastest production hot hatch in the world.

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