The maddest hot hatches ever built
Homologation rules meant you could actually buy these bonkers road-going racers…
Posted: 05 Jun 2013
Austin Metro 6R4
There is only one acceptable Austin Metro to lust after, and you’re looking at it - the 6R4 (6 stands for number of cylinders, R for rear-engined and 4 for four-wheel drive). Like most homolgated hot hatches, it visits us from the Group B dimension, so there’s a 3.0-litre 90-degree V6 in the boot with twin-cam heads modelled on Cosworth's Formula F1 DFV V8 engine. In competition tune, it pushes out 394bhp. For reasons we can only assume pertain to sustaining human life, the £40,000 homologation Clubman version was detuned to around 250bhp.