Comments - DRT: Showdown Between 5 Hot Hatch Rivals

Published: Dec 18, 2012
Description: It isn't every day that some of the world's best hot hatches are gathered on one drag strip to see which is fastest in a quarter-mile shootout. But South Africa's CarMag has done just t...
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Stephen Tyler Learn Dec 18, 2012
The gold R is very overrated in my opinion. Its 35,000 plus dealer mark up and taxes and all you get is a car that's a half second quicker than a gti and you can't turn off the traction control. I know it's limited edition but who cares
Petro Maalouf Dec 18, 2012
And the gti also , they should put the mighty R
Sam Oglesby Dec 18, 2012
The focus st is a bit out of its depth rs is a better match and I know it doesn't exist yet use the old one its bettr
Description: Each car is worthy in its right as a fun-to-drive hot hatch, but there can be only one winner here today. Watch the video to see which of these respected machines takes home the gold.
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Taylor Little Dec 19, 2012
My favorite is still the Focus. Even though it got stomped in a drag race it shouldn't have been in, in the first place. On a track it is pretty impressive how well it keeps up. Ford, bring back the Focus RS please.
Michael Evans Dec 19, 2012
Lol most don't think but this is based on price what would you buy at a price point r and the a1 are pretty high
Benjamin Levin-O'Leary Dec 18, 2012
Not even close
Mario Paredes Joerger Dec 18, 2012
Of course the m135 wins if its competing against a GTI not even a golf R this is unfair is like putting a cheetah with a turtle
Patrick Schalk Dec 18, 2012
I like that Megane. Those are pretty cool little cars.
Phaidon Chrisostalis Dec 18, 2012
That guy looks like Hagrid from harry potter
Edgar Jauregui Dec 18, 2012
I'll sound like a fanboy... but I knew the BMW had them all beat xD it beat the RS3 in a drag race why nit these guys
Ryan Patrick Clauson Dec 18, 2012
No matter what, the 135 is still ugly
Dylan Bruder Dec 18, 2012
Take out the BMW and a pretty good race I like that Astra
Ryan Patrick Clauson Dec 18, 2012
If anything is rather see 135i vs the a1 Quattro or the rs3
Aaron Sparks Dec 18, 2012
No surprises there at all.
Rohil Chauhan Dec 18, 2012
Yeah Sam and it was pretty obvious that the 1 series was gonna eat the rest of them too.
Sam Oglesby Dec 18, 2012
As expected the st got trounced as it was never supposed to compete with those cars it's not suprising
Megan Moody Dec 19, 2012
It just screams I have no money, but I want the emblem on the hood. Real bmws start at the 5 series and up. Exception? M3.
Benjamin Levin-O'Leary Dec 18, 2012
This is awesome
Stephen Tyler Learn Dec 18, 2012
@kyle agreed but RWD makes hit hatches even better
Kyle Christenson Dec 18, 2012
A true hot hatch is not rwd
Rohil Chauhan Dec 18, 2012
When quaife release a limited slip diff for this car it's gonna sell like hot cakes. I guarantee it!
Janak Solanki Dec 19, 2012
Those are some aggressive rims.
Dave Rain Dec 20, 2012
By far, the best looking of the bunch.
Dylan Bruder Dec 18, 2012
I'd like to see this in the states
Thibault Leroy Dec 18, 2012
Love the megan RS
Redge Diakité Dec 18, 2012
@Daniel try to convince americans to buy this type of cars and it Will come ;)
Daniel Eads Dec 18, 2012
We need to have this in the states!