The huge economic crisis has taken its toll continue to suffer the large population of our country is nothing new. As a result, the purchasing power of Spanish families has been greatly reduced, and the disproportionate rate of unemployment has become a major scourge to be avoided, especially in young people. Young people, believe it or not, once they could afford to buy more or less effort respectable vehicle power.
Still, it was not very complicated run into on the road with cars like the SEAT Leon Cupra and Ibiza, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Honda Civic Type R or Ford Focus RS driven by guys who were around 20 years and still circulating with “L “novice driver. However, today it is much more difficult to see these powerful versions of models hatchback conventional by our geography, and it will not be because there are different models to choose from, because there are now many more others that are about to come. Do you want to know? Maybe when you see those more regularly on the street will mean that we are emerging from the crisis.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a car that exudes sporty you look where you look. It’s true to the philosophy of passion and vehicle built to the very heart of the Italian brand, and never leaves you indifferent when you see it on the street.
Inside the Giulietta range, the spicier is called Quad rifoglio Verde. Equip the same engine of Alfa Romeo 4C sweet, one of 1,750 cc turbo petrol that develops an output of 240 hp and provides maximum performance between 3,500 and 5,500 rpm. Translated into performance, the Giulietta Quad rifoglio Verde is capable of reaching 240 km / h top speed and get from 0 to 100 km / h in just 6.6 seconds.
Aesthetically not unlike their brethren in range, reducing to minor decorative elements such as adhesives green four leaf clover on white background front wings a new endowment tires, new side skirts and a new exhaust system. Further details appear in anthracite, such as door handles, headlight rims, mirrors and grill and the height is lowered by the new setup sportier suspension point, emphasizing the sporty outlook.
If there is a model hatchback coveted by many young people during the good times, this was without a doubt the Audi A3. It was as if you’d stop him being a nobody to become the most popular in the neighborhood. But those who were willing to drop a reasonable amount of money were eligible for the more powerful version: the S3.
Currently, S3 is a real bomb on wheels with a higher price but more than justified and is available not only in three-door version, but also in five, the convertible and the sedan. In all, the engine is a beast S3turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0 yielding an output of 300 hp allowing it to reach a top speed of 250 km / h and accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 5.2 seconds.
Externally, the Audi S3 is distinguished from other A3 chrome grille and front bumper, silver shell mirrors and quad exhaust pipes. Inside, the temperature gauge engine coolant has been replaced by one that indicates more fun turbo pressure. Also upholstery and decorative details specific to this release.
Do not leave the club the most elite and now we focus on the more compact version vitaminada BMW Series 1. However, it is noteworthy that this is not a M135i M-blooded as it can be the M3 or M5 , since it is not the result of a complete development by the sports division of BMW.
But beware, this does not mean that the M135i is not a sports car fully. It gives a good account its engine, a 3.0 petrol vitaminado two turbochargers that reaches 320 hp of power which allows it to reach 250 km / h and accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 5.1 seconds. But what sets this engine is definitely elasticity, recovering from low revs with a frenzied pace and can rush to beyond 6,500 rpm; all a joy.
Perhaps, plus brakes are not commensurate with the engine power, the only flaw that can be applied is just aesthetically differences exist any more decaf Series 1, although that will be ideal for those who like it go unnoticed and look at these cars only feelings behind the wheel beyond envious looks from other drivers or pedestrians. Because in this car everything is designed for your driving suits what you want, since it is able to take a relaxed and get you the best smile when you step on the accelerator.
The truth is that there are few cars as peculiar as the DS4. From a nondescript car design as the C4, the DS4 is a compact 5-door that looks like a coupe, which in turn has the body midway betweenhatchbacks and SUVs.
The most powerful version of the DS4 called THP 200 is powered by a 1.6 petrol turbo 200bhp of power from just 1,700 rpm and offers a considerable amount of torque (275 Nm), which turns out to be a nice engine and elastic.
In terms of performance, the DS4 is able to reach a top speed of 235 km / h and accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 7.9 seconds. The good thing is that it has no official combined consumption of 7.2 liters and on the road, with a constant speed of 120 km / h consumption down to 5.9 liters, which is not bad for a vehicle of this power.
Ford Focus ST
With the update you just received the Ford Focus, the most powerful version of the successful compact Ford also updated from the version that is still for sale, giving it a more aggressive look thanks to a body that appears to lower image and wide.
But cosmetic changes aside, the main novelty of the new Focus ST is undoubtedly the introduction of a new mechanical diesel variant. Specifically it is a 2.0-liter TDCi that has an output of 185 hp and is capable of reaching a top speed of 217 km / h and accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 8.1 seconds with an average consumption of only 4, 4 liters per 100 kilometers.
But if yours is petrol, the Focus ST will be available with the familiar 2.0 liter Ecoboost 250 hp allowing it to reach a top speed of 248 km / h and accelerate from 0-100 km in just 6.6 seconds.
Hyundai Veloster Turbo
If we look in the catalogs of the various marks an original car, the Hyundai Veloster is one of them.Normally in hatchbacks 5-door versions usually have a much less sporty than its namesake 3 image, which makes those looking sporty and functional end up pulling their hair from head to not see their wishes come true. The solution? Well, Hyundai was a compromise, creating a car with a single rear door on the right side.
The debate whether this solution is correct or not would be wasting time, because this car you like or do not like at all. The truth is that our market came with the difficult task of replacing the Hyundai Coupe praised, and to fulfill the desires of those who love the power, the Veloster has a vitamin version the only version available. Thus, the Veloster 1.6 GDI 140 hp aspirated gasoline becomes a turbo model whose power grows to 186 hp. In performance, this translates into a top speed of 214 km / h and acceleration from 0-100 km / h in 8.4 seconds.
In addition, to distinguish it from atmospheric turbo version highlighted by a more aggressive front grille and an attractive dual exhaust in the center of a large diffuser.
If something is upbraided the previous version of Kia Pro Cee’d was the lack of a truly sporty version.Kia took note of it, and now the current edition of the Pro Cee’d GT is equipped with a turbocharged 1.6 engine that yields an output of 204 hp and is associated with a gearbox 6 gears. In terms of performance, this translates into a top speed of 230 km / h and acceleration from 0-100 km / in about 7.7 seconds.
Outside, the aesthetic differences from the average Pro Cee’d are obvious. To begin with, on the front include the new bottom of the bumper, passing by the outlets larger in the lower part, on new daytime optical design led to “ice bucket” located above the lamps and a red line, GTI as well, leading the way in the front.
Meanwhile, in his defense differences are dictated by the new design of its bumpers, reflectors, and diffuser and, of course, the dual exhaust. The Kia GT Pr_cee’d also uses a new set of wheels 18 inch black brushstrokes after which a hidden brake calipers with a red finish.
Opel Astra gtc opc 07
If there is a car that broke his aesthetic among the younger before the crisis that shook our economy was the three-door version of the previous generation of the Opel Astra. Current has kept the sporty character of its predecessor, and fortunately has also remained the spicier version, called OPC.
The current version has been uprated to 280 hp taken from the same 2.0 turbo petrol engine that uses the Opel Insignia, but it gives 30 hp more than the result of a touch on admission, turbo boost pressure and exhaust system. The result is a top speed of 250 km / h and acceleration from 0-100 km / h in just 6 seconds.
As has happened with other OPC, striking aesthetics saw her. At first highlights a larger rear spoiler, although for the most extravagant is another optional dual plane over excessive costs 853 euros and is provided with a body moldings. For its part, the bumper and dual exhaust are specific, like the 19-inch wheels, upon extra $ 639 can change by 20.
Except the-brutal, very limited and expensive Megane Trophy which currently has the speed record at the Nurburgring a front-wheel drive (although with some cheating) the most radical version of the Mégane Coupé exudes sportiness from all sides.
It has a 2.0 which yields an output of 265 hp, allowing it to reach a top speed of 255 km / h and accelerate from 0-100 km / h in just 6 seconds. The engine is very smooth at low revs, but there from 3,200 rpm is radically transformed.
Also, if you like extreme sportiness, it is possible to dress with the RS Web Desing Pack, which includes Recaro sports seats signed by, 18-inch wheels and even telemetry, ideal for a few laps marked by a circuit. But if that’s not enough, for 2,455 euros have available Recaro Cup Pack, which includes which includes Cup chassis, limited slip front and Brembo drilled discs.
Seat Leon Cupra 6
This is the vehicle most powerful and fastest street Spanish brand has ever offered. Not surprisingly, it can be said that it is morally which holds the previous record for a front-wheel drive at the Nürburgring, as it was not designed specifically for it, as this has happened with the Mégane Trophy.
The Leon Cupra has a 2.0 TSI is available with 265 or 280 hp, with the range that we can choose between bodies of 3 or 5 doors, plus a future arrival of a Cupra with familiar body ideal for which we are parents Quemaditos.
Outwardly, the 280 hp version differs from the 265 hp that takes a standard 19-inch wheels in diameter, instead of 18, forceps stronger front brake and a number of elements in the body that play a role aerodynamic, such as the wing on the end of the roof. It also carries the name Cupra calipers in the rear-deck is painted in black color and the inside has some details in black instead of chrome.
Although the price is exorbitant when compared to most of the vehicles we have mentioned, have to say that the Golf R is the most economical model of the top league in which he plays. We refer to vehicles with all-wheel drive and power or above 300 hp. As an example, recall that a Subaru WRX STI costs 44,900 euros, we have seen that the Audi S3 (which curiously has the same engine) costs 42,800 and the BMW M135i costs 43,900 euros.
Externally, it is possible to distinguish the R version of the rest of the Golf by quad exhaust, special bumpers, daytime running lights, darkened pilots, logos and R 18-inch wheels, but can optionally be 19 inches. There is also an exclusive blue body color called “Lapis Blue Metallic”.
And if you do not get the money…
As you have seen, fortunately aficionados hatchbacks spicy with a good variety of models to choose from in various price ranges. However, all these models have a price not lower than 27,000 euros (without any aid or discounts) so they are not affordable for many budgets. However, there are more affordable alternatives and equal fun with a cheaper price.
- Abarth Punto, with 165 hp and a price of 19,250 euros.
- Alfa Romeo Mito Quadrifoglio Verde with 170 hp and a price of 22,900 euros.
- Ford Fiesta ST with 185 hp and a price of 22,300 euros.
- Opel Corsa OPC with 192 hp and a price of 25,030 euros.
- Peugeot 208 GTI with 200 hp and a price of 22,900 euros.
- Renault Clio Sport with 200 hp and a price of 24,900 euros.
- SEAT Ibiza Cupra with 194 hp and a price of 22,600 euros.
- Skoda Fabia RS with 180 hp and a price of 20,970 euros.