History of Hot Hatches in ten cars
Ten fast, diminutive hatchbacks that chart the hot hatch genome
Posted: 04 Feb 2014
1984 Peugeot 205 GTI
After launching in 1984, the little Pug quickly built a fine reputation for its free-revving 1.6-litre four-pot engine and tendency for lift-off oversteer. Like the Golf GTI, 104 horsepower seems piffling by modern standards, but a 900 kg kerbweight meant it was mighty quick in its day.