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New Top Gear magazine: Honda Civic Type R vs all the hot hatches

306bhp Honda takes on 27 rivals as we crown the UK’s best hot hatch of all

In the latest edition of TopGear magazine, on sale now, we bring together the best 28 hot hatches on sale in the UK today for the ultimate B-road hero showdown.

Going head-to-head are the Audi RS3, Honda Civic Type R, Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, Ford Focus ST, Volkswagen Golf R, Seat Leon Cupra R, Mini JCW and many, many more.

But there can only be one winner. Over a series of shoot-outs, from a drag strip to Scotland’s Knockhill circuit to the devious Applecross path, we whittle down the 28 contenders to crown the finest hot hatch in Britain right now. Place your bets please…

Get the September issue of TopGear magazine to find out which hot hatch is our number one. Available now in supermarkets and newsagents or as an interactive digital edition.

This month, we also take a first look at the stunning new Ferrari 488 Spider: no roof, still turbocharged, still very, very fast.

We drive the ‘best McLaren since the F1’, the mighty 675LT, while Ken Block takes us for a spin in the new Ford Focus RS, and we attack the Pennines in the Jaguar F-Type Project 7.

You’ll also find in-depth reviews of all the new cars that matter this month, including the Fiat 500, Audi R8, BMW X1, Lotus Evora 400, Porsche Boxster Spyder and the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Never miss an issue with one of these great offers:

Subscribe to TopGear magazine now and get 5 issues for just £5. For more information – CLICK HERE

Download the interactive September issue on iPad and iPhone to watch videos from our hot hatch extravaganza and from when we hit the track in the McLaren 675LT – CLICK HERE

Print edition also available on all Android devices – CLICK HERE

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