Hyundai i30 N N Option Cars 

Paris 2018: Hyundai i30 N N Option

Need a bit more Civic Type R drama in your Hyundai i30 N? Want a bit more AMG-style bling? Hyundai has you covered. As you’re probably aware, I was quite a fan of the i30 N. It’s a cracker of a car, literally in the case of the exhaust system. While I’m a big fan of its restrained approach to styling, not everybody is. Cars like this tend to attract the modder crowd so Hyundai’s N is going to offer a whole bunch of customisation options. N Option Exterior This…

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Hyundai i30 N Cars 

Hyundai i30 N – Hail to the New King

Hyundai’s i30 N came out of nowhere but landed to critical acclaim. It’s a muscular, fast, keenly-priced hot hatch. But is it the best? For so long if you wanted a hot hatch, you had some tough choices to make. We’re in a continuing Golden Age of the hot hatch, from Ford’s excellent Fiesta ST through to BMW’s brilliant M140i. They’re all good. There isn’t a dud among them, even the older ones. The sweet spot seems to be in the C-segment hot hatches. You can choose French, German and…

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Honda Civic Type R 2018 Cars 

2018 Honda Civic Type R

The Honda Civic Type R is back. I mean properly back in its pre-millenial completely mad, in-your-face hot hatch form. Honda used to be cool. I’m talking 1990s Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna duking it out cool. NSX, S2000, Prelude, Civic VTi-R – Hondas were prominent in Gran Turismo and for good reason. VTEC was a towering technological achievement. You could get Hondas with four-wheel steering. The Legend might have been an old man’s car, but it was fairly bristling with gadgets. And then…it all went dark. Dull. Boring. The…

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BMW M2 Cars Fast Cars 

Second Opinion: BMW M140i vs M2

Steve Wakeford is a member of The Redline team and this is the first of his column, Second Opinion.  Now that the 1 Series M is no longer with us (a moment’s silence, please…thank you), BMW has decided that the recipe was worth repeating.  And that’s a good thing.  Actually, it’s a very good thing.  Not a lot more than an M140i gets you entry into the wonderful world of proper ‘M’ BMWs – and when you consider what else you can get for that sort of money, the M2…

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BMW M2 Cars Fast Cars 

Side-by-side: BMW M140i vs M2

I’ve been wanting to a M140i vs M2 comparison even since Munich’s riotous two-door joined the range a couple of years ago. The M2 is an absolute rocket and its ever-so-slight change in chassis philosophy made it a barrel of laughs the M4 never quite was. Until the M4 CS, of course. We’re still rubbing our hands in anticipation of the M3 CS.   M140i vs M2 The BMW M140i is a bit of an unsung hero in the range. Idiots sniff at it not being a “real M car”…

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Hyundai Veloster N Cars 

Detroit 18: The 2018 Hyundai Veloster N Is Here

Hyundai unveiled the 2018 Hyundai Veloster N at the North American International Motor Show. The 2018 Hyundai Veloster N has broken cover at the Detroit Motor Show and you know what? It looks alright. Building on the (critical) success of the i30 N, the Veloster will also have an N badge slapped on the rear. If it’s half as good as the N appears to be (we’ve not yet driven the i30, but watch this space), the Veloster N will be the complete package. The N features Hyundai’s 2.0-litre turbocharged…

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