Top Gear's ultimate hot hatch test...
….featuring the ultimate driver. But which car will prevail?
Posted: 22 May 2013
But RenaultSport knows more about setting up and honing a hot hatch than anyone, which is why the 265 is never uncomfortable, just informative. It's this constant stream of feedback which distinguishes the Megane from the other cars here. Most notably the Golf, which tries hard to keep a lid on any surface unpleasantness. This is to be expected. The GTI is the everyman hot hatch - the leafy suburban side of performance motoring, socially acceptable and purposely pragmatic. Its brilliance comes from what happens when you go beyond a nominal 50 per cent, when you start to take an interest in the road ahead.