Rare editions of normal hatchbacks

Rare editions of normal hatchbacks

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pocketspring

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87 posts

1 month

Wednesday 27th July
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Do you think you know of any rare performance editions of hatchbacks that others may have not heard before?

I'll start with...

The Mitsubishi Colt Cyborg.

The name has always stuck with me ever since it came out! 173 bhp and 0-60 in around 7 seconds.

Over to you!

Mr Spoon

1,977 posts

18 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Suzuki Cultus GTi. 4wd. 60 in around 7-8 seconds.

Paft Dunk

174 posts

238 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Mr Spoon said:
Suzuki Cultus GTi. 4wd. 60 in around 7-8 seconds.
Can safely say I didn’t know they did a 4WD version of the Cultus/Swift GTi. Quick read looks like Japan only. Nice.

paradigital

377 posts

132 months

Wednesday 27th July
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The Ford Racing Puma was always the one that stood out to me.

dibbers006

8,344 posts

198 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Ford Escort Rs2000 4x4



Depending on your vintage, you may prefer the bonnet bulge Mk5a/b.

Warren Obhead

3 posts

1 month

Wednesday 27th July
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Just had a look at the specs on the colt. In-line 4. McPherson struts. Also, 39 mpg average.

Seems like it has mitsubishis answer to the b16a. Stats look very similar. Should be a fun a little revver.

MrGTI6

2,606 posts

110 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Smart Forfour Brabus. I think it was very similar to the Mitsubishi Colt CZT mechanically.

ecsrobin

14,824 posts

145 months

Wednesday 27th July
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pocketspring said:
Do you think you know of any rare performance editions of hatchbacks that others may have not heard before?

I'll start with...

The Mitsubishi Colt Cyborg.

The name has always stuck with me ever since it came out! 173 bhp and 0-60 in around 7 seconds.

Over to you!
I think this was quite a well known car back in the 90’s/00’s

ecsrobin

14,824 posts

145 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Mazda 323 GTR.

A Winner Is You

23,955 posts

207 months

Wednesday 27th July
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The Micra (or March) Super Turbo


Mr Spoon

1,977 posts

18 months

Wednesday 27th July
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ecsrobin said:
Mazda 323 GTR.
I wanted to post this one also but didn't want to seem greedybiggrin

ecsrobin

14,824 posts

145 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Mr Spoon said:
ecsrobin said:
Mazda 323 GTR.
I wanted to post this one also but didn't want to seem greedybiggrin
They also did a square earlier version but think it carried the name 4x4.

The GTR was easily the best looking hot hatch of the era.

pocketspring

Original Poster:

87 posts

1 month

Wednesday 27th July
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ecsrobin said:
Mr Spoon said:
ecsrobin said:
Mazda 323 GTR.
I wanted to post this one also but didn't want to seem greedybiggrin
They also did a square earlier version but think it carried the name 4x4.

The GTR was easily the best looking hot hatch of the era.
Nice! Sure does remind me of the Nissan Pulsar GTiR.

jonwm

2,177 posts

94 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Proton satria Gti, I had the proton persona coupe version (same 1.8 engine)

Leins

8,477 posts

128 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Some rare LHD-only ones:

Peugeot 309 GTI-16
AMG C32 Sport Coupe
VW Golf Limited (mk2 5-dr with the only 16v G60 engine)

Edited by Leins on Wednesday 27th July 21:39

TwigtheWonderkid

38,923 posts

130 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Daihatsu Charade Gtti

samoht

3,578 posts

126 months

Wednesday 27th July
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pocketspring said:
Nice! Sure does remind me of the Nissan Pulsar GTiR.
Talking of Pulsars, the VZR N1 is pretty rare with only 500 made. 1.6L SR engine, normally aspirated, making 197 bhp at 7800rpm !

http://carbore.co.uk/nissan/pulsar/nissan-pulsar-v...

Perhaps epitomising Nissan's 90s ability to make anything except a profit.

DaveH23

3,041 posts

150 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Does the Toyota Aygo Crazy count as they only made 1 I believe, but quite a few motoring journalists got their hands on it.

200bhp with 240 lb ft but only weighing 1000 kg's. nuts


Finglescave

186 posts

4 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Toyota Blade Master G - JDM version of the Auris turned up a few notches.

MikeGTi

2,063 posts

181 months

Wednesday 27th July
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dibbers006 said:
Ford Escort Rs2000 4x4



Depending on your vintage, you may prefer the bonnet bulge Mk5a/b.
Does the Escort GTi also count?