In Development: 2014 Audi S1 2.0 Turbo


What happens when you put the 231bhp EA888 engine and a four-wheel-drive transmission into a hatchback no bigger than a Volkswagen Polo? The answer is Audi’s all-new S1 model, a micro-hatch with the capability of hitting 60mph in 5.8-seconds and a top speed of 155mph… from the factory! To say it’s bursting with performance is an understatement, as the new ... Read More »

In Development: SEAT Leon Cupra R 2.0 TSI (2010-2012)


Boasting 261bhp and 258lb-ft from its 2.0-litre TSI engine, the Mk2 Seat Leon Cupra R is no slouch even in standard trim. Hitting 62mph in just 6.2-seconds before carrying on to 155mph, this Spanish hot-hatch will easily keep up with the best German rivals! What’s more, with its 2.0-litre engine being a derivative of the Scirocco R/Audi S3 lump, there’s ... Read More »

In Development: BMW M135i (F20) exhaust system


The F20 BMW M135i is a true sleeper when it comes to performance hatchbacks, utilising a 3.0-litre straight-six engine which delivers over 300bhp to the rear wheels. Externally it looks like a beefed-up 1-Series, but with a new twin-scroll turbo setup and improved manifold design the M135i can hit 0-60mph in under 5-seconds and onto a limited top speed of ... Read More »

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