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2011 Ford Fiesta ST spy shots

2013 Ford Fiesta ST To Pack 180-HP EcoBoost Engine?

We've seen the spy shots of Ford's upcoming pint-sized powerhouse, the Fiesta ST. With a turbo four-cylinder under the hood, an aggressive look, and an automotive Napoleon complex, it's potentially the most interesting hot hatch on the near horizon. Today's rumor mill has ground out a tidbit that... read more

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Audi A1 1.4 TFSI live photos

Report: True Quattro Audi S1, AWD VW Polo R Could Be In The Works

The unveiling of the Audi A1 1.4 TFSI left some a bit disappointed, despite its 185-horsepower output and sportier styling. We wanted an S1, and we got a front-wheel-drive... read more October 14, 2010 by 

2011 Ford Fiesta concepts for 2010 SEMA show

Ford Racing Soups Up 2011 Fiesta To 350 HP For SEMA

The 2011 Ford Fiesta is already selling well, and at higher prices than its big brother, the Focus. Now Ford is getting into the accessories game for the small hatch, with a... read more October 7, 2010 by 

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class Could Get AMG Treatment

Elsewhere in the world, Mercedes-Benz sells smaller car that the C-Class that we get here. The A-Class deviates from the formula by ditching the rear wheel drive and offering... read more July 22, 2010 by 

2011 Volkswagen Golf R

2011 Volkswagen Golf R Preview

R32. That three-character alphanumeric code is capable of kick-starting a whole subculture of hot hatch fans into overdrive. And for good reason--the Volkswagen Golf R32 was... read more January 25, 2010 by 

2010 Volkswagen GTI

2010 Volkswagen GTI Preview

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI is finally making its way to the U.S. in Mark VI form, and though it's down 10 horsepower on its international-spec doppelganger, it's actually... read more October 6, 2009 by 

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JE Design cranks the VW Scirocco 2.0 TDI up to 205hp

America's love affair with diesel is just being rekindled, but in Europe, it's already in full swing. But even now diesel isn't typically associated with high-performance. JE... read more June 26, 2009 by 

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Fiat updates the Grande Punto Abarth SS for 2009

Europe's love affair with - and America's envy of - hot hatches knows almost no bounds, with makers from all quadrants throwing out spiced-up versions of just about... read more February 24, 2009 by 

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Seat launches Leon Linea R hot hatch

The Seat Leon hatch is in the midst of its second generation, with a facelift expected early next year. The all-new Linea R version of the car has come early, however... read more November 11, 2008 by 


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