The greatest hot hatchback of all time according to Autocar’s readers is the Lancia Delta HF Integra
11 June 2010

The polls are closed, the votes have been counted. The greatest hot hatchback of all time according to Autocar’s readers is the Lancia Delta HF Integrale.

More than 3500 votes were cast on Autocar.co.uk throughout April, and 14.3 per cent of them were for Lancia’s homologated rally legend.

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Its closest challenge came from the Peugeot 205 GTi 1.6, which attracted 7.9 per cent of nominations, followed by Ford’s original Focus RS with 7.7 per cent of the votes.

Not so highly rated were the Renault 5 GT Turbo, original Mini Cooper S, Citroen Saxo VTS and Renault Clio 197, which all scored less than 2.0 per cent of the vote.

The top 10

Lancia Delta Integrale – 14.3%Peugeot 205 GTi 1.6 – 7.9%Ford Focus RS (mk1) – 7.7%VW Golf GTi (mk1) – 6.8%Ford Escort Cosworth – 6.5%Honda Civic Type R (mk1) – 5.8%Seat Leon Cupra R (mk1) – 5.7%Peugeot 306 GTi-6 – 5.4%VW Golf GTi 16v (mk2) – 5.0%Renault Clio Williams – 4.9%

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8 June 2010

Integrale got my vote. No cars from the 2nd half of the last decade - Focus RS, Civic Type-R and Cupra R mk1's all the most recent. I guess many modern hot hatches aren't really hot hatches at all!


8 June 2010

hung parliament.

8 June 2010

FWD cars are crap. That is all.

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8 June 2010

look at all those diesels in the list with their surging torque and blah blah.

8 June 2010

I love the Integrale, but it is not a hot hatch.

8 June 2010

[quote Loconinja]

I love the Integrale, but it is not a hot hatch.

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I agree. A hot hatch must be accessible to most people and cars like the Intergrale, R32 etc are just too expensive, both new and now.

A 205 Gti, MK2 Golf Gti, Clio 197, they're hot hatches.

8 June 2010

hot hatch must be lightweight. rules out anything over 1100kgs. no clio 197

8 June 2010

[quote beachland2] look at all those diesels in the list with their surging torque and blah blah.[/quote]

Isn't it impressive that despite the extra weight and dynamic problems (weight over the nose etc) that companies have managed to turn them into hot hatches worthy of being some of the best ever?

8 June 2010

[quote Holy.Cat]Isn't it impressive that despite the extra weight and dynamic problems (weight over the nose etc) that companies have managed to turn them into hot hatches worthy of being some of the best ever?[/quote]

? there are not any in the list.

8 June 2010

Integrale got my vote even though I know it's not a hot hatch. But for me is the best car in the 20th century. Why, fantastic looks racing pedifree beyond compare supercar humbling performance in a twisty road and all that in a 5 door hatchback shape. Finally it's the name i know "integrale" means complete but it sounds glorious if ever there was a name that could do justice to such a magnificent car this is it

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