The Greatest Hot Hatches Never made

Gaz

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See the blog feature on this -If you're a motoring enthusiast, live somewhere in Europe and are old enough to recall how sardonic KITT was, then you'll probably have been lucky enough to have experienced - or owned - some of the greatest hot hatches ever made.
From the original Golf GTi to the iconic Peugeot 205 GTi ....... Read the Full Article Here



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gav525

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Co Down
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Anything
When I had an AX GT, I always wanted to do the Saxo VTS conversion but unfortunately the car fell apart around me before that could happen, probably for the best lol
 

natogreen16v

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Gilford
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Mk3 GTi/MIA Polo
Nice write up Gaz. For as good/handy as the technology is in modern tuning i find it a bit boring.

A remapped Golf R will eat and **** a redtop Nova but I know which I'd be more excited to get a look around. Even how engine swaps are done could keep me amused hoking around a car where as you wouldn't know the Golf was mapped to look at
 

Gaz

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The Megane lump into the Clio is definitely an interesting modern take on it.

I think with so many modern cars going the turbo route, an engine conversion becomes redundant if you're just looking more power - easier all round to just tune the turbo unit. But in the case of the previous gen Clio which had a n/a engine, a conversion is certainly appealing. I also like the idea of putting a V6 rather than a turbo unit into a car, it may not be quite as tuneable or powerful but the noise and engine smoothness makes up for it - know of a few Astras which had V6 transplants from a Cav V6, and also a Golf mk2 with the R32 engine.
 

mikey

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Lurgan
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Celica
I have a 2.0 16v Zetec in my 1982 MK3 Escort, made a big difference from the 1.6 CVH!!!

:cool:
Uncle has always talked about doing this through the Mk1s, 2s 3's and 4s he has restored but he is too much of a purist to go past the talking stage!
I know it's been done before but I've always had the notion of making a Proton Persona Evolution (Mitsubishi Evo engined) for whatever reason.
 

cauld1

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BMW E34
A 16v 1.6 out of a 106 gti can be made very good in a 205 too.

Im having serious thoughts about a 20vt into my mk2 gti atm as it needs an engine anyway. I would never change my 205 engine as its just a wee bit more special than a gti from factory.

The main thing is that every single one of these is a million times more interesting than a mapped golf r to use the example @natogreen16v used. More driving feel and soul much more important than numbers on a page imo.
 

surprising_skoda

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Dungannon
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Skoda/BMW/Austin
Uncle has always talked about doing this through the Mk1s, 2s 3's and 4s he has restored but he is too much of a purist to go past the talking stage!
I know it's been done before but I've always had the notion of making a Proton Persona Evolution (Mitsubishi Evo engined) for whatever reason.
There used to be a purple one back in the day, 7 to 10 years ago now, that had evo 4 or 5 running gear. Best sleeper I've ever seen in this country.
 

ChrisL

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RR Vogue
I like your style though, wait till you're married then buy the supercharged V8, silly car choices aren't grounds for divorce as I keep telling my wife.
Haha luckily I had the V8 before we were married, only because she actually loves that shape of XF. Didnt specify what engine she liked though so decided to go for the best one to be sure ;)
 

TheLarneMan

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Co Antrim
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205GTI, Golf GTI
Its a French import Rallye so 1294cc with twin webers from factory. Had been logbooked in France as a group n rally car. Currently in lots of pieces!
That sounds like a cracking car you'd want to keep standard.

Coming from a man who heavily modified a 205 :scream:
 
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