1. The Trophy-R is a track-focused 271bhp front-drive hot hatchback

    Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy-R

    Can an even sharper focus enhance an already great hot hatch?

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  2. This four-cylinder Focus feels lighter at the front than its five-pot predecessor

    Ford Focus ST

    The Ford Focus ST has gained a new four-pot motor, but does it have what it takes to gun for the Golf GTI?

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  3. Seat Leon Cupra
    The new Leon Cupra is offered with a choice of 261bhp or 276bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines

    Seat Leon Cupra

    New hot hatch promises to outgun its rivals, including the Volkswagen Golf GTI

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  4. Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7
    This is the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI

    Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7

    Can the hottest new Volkswagen Golf GTI ignite passion as well as desirability?

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  5. Skoda Octavia vRS
    It's not difficult to distinguish the standard vRS from the more conventional models

    Skoda Octavia vRS

    We test the all-new version of Skoda's Octavia vRS, which combines Golf GTI performance with practicality and a reasonable price tag

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