History of Hot Hatches in ten cars
Ten fast, diminutive hatchbacks that chart the hot hatch genome
Posted: 04 Feb 2014
2013 Renault Clio RS 200
There are several Clios that deserve a mention here - the RenaultSport 172, the bonkers V6, and the Clio Williams. But it's the most recent incarnation that gets the final mention.
It's a controversial step in the hot hatch's development because you can only get it with four doors and a paddle-shift ‘box. There's still 197bhp, 177lb ft of torque, 0-62 mph comes in 6.7 seconds, and it tops out at 143 mph. But has the spec limitation narrowed the appeal? Over to you, TopGear.commers.