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Hatch match: Britain's most powerful hot hatchbacks

Motoring Research Logo By Gavin Braithwaite-Smith of Motoring Research Slide 1 of 22: The hot hatch is in the midst of an arms race, with a hoard of power-hungry, pumped-up hatchbacks hell-bent on terrorising the nearest B-road. OK, enough of the hyperbole already, but the fact remains, carmakers are squeezing an insane amount of power from these otherwise humble family motors.  Read on to discover the most powerful hot hatches you can buy, including a bonkers 400hp monster from Germany and a potent road and track weapon from Korea.

The hottest of hatches

The hot hatch is in the midst of an arms race, with a hoard of power-hungry, pumped-up hatchbacks hell-bent on terrorising the nearest B-road. OK, enough of the hyperbole already, but the fact remains, carmakers are squeezing an insane amount of power from these otherwise humble family motors.

Read on to discover the most powerful hot hatches you can buy, including a bonkers 400hp monster from Germany and a potent road and track weapon from Korea.

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