1. Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
The 205 GTI is one of the best hot hatches of all time, discard the lesser 1.6 and go straight with the 130bhp 1.9L engine that takes it from 0-100kph (60mph) in 7.9sec and with a top speed of 228kph (142mph), making this is one of the fastest hot hatches of his generation.
If you want to have real fun you can take this to a mountain road and make use of all of the handling capabilities of this amazing FWD chassis.
2. Peugeot 106 GTI
Yes, a Peugeot again. I couldn't write about hot hatches without writing about the 106 GTI, the last great hot hatch from Peugeot.
This agile FWD car, with a 1.6l 16v this little pocket rocket can top 204kph (127mph) and reaches 100kph (60mph) in 8.7sec.
With this you get all you want in a hot hatch. An agile, pratical and fun car.
3. Volkswagen Golf GTI MK5
Oh the Golf, the standard choice for a hatchback.
Well built, practical and reliable. It's a car for people who don't have much time to mess with their car, they just want to get in and enjoy it. And 197bhp makes this 2.0l engine really nice to attack some corners.
4. Renault Clio MK3 RS CUP
The Clio, one of France's most popular hatchback turned in into a pocket rocket by Renault Sport, one of our favorite hot hatch makers in the world.
The MK3 model is my favorite hot Clio ever.
Stripped out of most of the weight and with a 2.0L engine making 197bhp this car can go from 0 to 100kph (60mph) in 7.3sec and reach a top speed of 226kph (141mph).
This is a car to enjoy your favorite twisty roads with the engine as your sound track...
5. Hyundai i30N
Hyundai has been evolving greatly in the last 5 years, snagging up top engineers from BMW M division, or even Ford RS department.
As you guys know, top talent makes great cars and this is one is awesome, from the great sounding exhaust to the design and build quality Hyundai as presented in their latest models.
This corners like a bat out of hell, looks depart even in baby blue and coupling a 275bhp engine with a 6 speed box makes it my favorite hatch, even dethroning the FK8 Type R.