Rare editions of normal hatchbacks

Rare editions of normal hatchbacks

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the-norseman

9,531 posts

151 months

Wednesday 27th July
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SEAT Ibiza GTI (MK2) later called the Cupra GTI

dibbers006

8,344 posts

198 months

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



Depending on your vintage, you may prefer the bonnet bulge Mk5a/b.
Does the Escort GTi also count?
There was only something like 2-3000 or so 4x4s made which makes it pretty rare despite being visually similar to the GTI.

Last I checked there were less than 500 still on the road.

Trevor555

3,601 posts

64 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Colt ralliart thingy.

I didn't know they existed until I had to collect one from the docks.


the-norseman

9,531 posts

151 months

Wednesday 27th July
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What about the Red Bull Racing Megane RB8 as well.

27 registered at peak in UK, looks like 22 now, 120 made.

MikeGTi

2,063 posts

181 months

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



Depending on your vintage, you may prefer the bonnet bulge Mk5a/b.
Does the Escort GTi also count?
There was only something like 2-3000 or so 4x4s made which makes it pretty rare despite being visually similar to the GTI.

Last I checked there were less than 500 still on the road.
Ooh fair. Just had a check and the GTi's sitting around the 800 mark. Seems like there were 15,000 at their peak.

LeeM135i

266 posts

34 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Rover BRM? 750 made. 73 on the road and 250 SORN’d

HTP99

19,925 posts

120 months

Wednesday 27th July
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the-norseman said:
What about the Red Bull Racing Megane RB8 as well.

27 registered at peak in UK, looks like 22 now, 120 made.
Now that is a good shout, they had completely passed me by and yet I've been selling Renault from 2002 till current, I remember them now but only because you've posted about them!

What The Deuces

205 posts

4 months

Wednesday 27th July
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jonwm said:
Proton satria Gti, I had the proton persona coupe version (same 1.8 engine)
Handling by Lotus!

Nickbrapp

4,667 posts

110 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Fiat stilo - they where rare, a massive flop for fiat


The abarth version was even rarer, and the stilo Schumacher even rarer again. I had one, apparently only 150 registered in the Uk, only 40 left on the road today





See also the punto abarth, and it’s special editions, completely killed off by the fiesta ST.

Come to think of it, how many mk2 skoda fabia VRS do you see, or the cupra Ibiza and the cupra boc edition of it.


Focus ST500, fiesta ST200 are a couple of others, how about the Suzuki ignis sport? Can’t be many of those left!

Edited by Nickbrapp on Wednesday 27th July 23:26

Terminator X

12,196 posts

184 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Golf Rally(e)?



TX.

Funk

24,328 posts

189 months

Wednesday 27th July
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How've we gotten this far with no mention of the bonkers Clio V6 with the engine in the middle?


Swoxy

2,778 posts

190 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Doofus

20,254 posts

153 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Terminator X said:
Golf Rally(e)?



TX.
I see you, and raise you a Sbarro Golf Turbo.



Edited by Doofus on Wednesday 27th July 23:35

dibbers006

8,344 posts

198 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Doofus said:
Terminator X said:
Golf Rally(e)?

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TX.
I see you, and raise you a Sbarro Golf Turbo.

Ooh, a penny!

Om

1,088 posts

58 months

Wednesday 27th July
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I don’t want to sound churlish. I must be of.a certain age/sad but I remember all of the cars posted so far, They were fairly well known/common in their day (if you read lots of car magazines anyway)…

Having said that, how about the Lancia Y10 Turbo?

What The Deuces

205 posts

4 months

Wednesday 27th July
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Escort Cosworth Monte Carlo

Radec

2,272 posts

27 months

Thursday 28th July
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Does the Toyota Will VS count?
Based on the Corolla, I remember some guy having one where I lived but I never knew what it was due to the lack of recognisable badges.


Pebbles167

2,856 posts

132 months

Thursday 28th July
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Well known, but how about the Peugeot 306 Rallye, UK only model poverty spec Gti-6. I've owned two.

Based on my current car, a Mk1 Yaris T Sport, itself reasonably uncommon, the Japanese Market got a turbocharged version badged as the Toyota Vitz RS, taking power from 105bhp to 150bhp. In a 900kg car, it makes for decent pace.

Shappers24

616 posts

66 months

Thursday 28th July
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Pebbles167 said:
Well known, but how about the Peugeot 306 Rallye, UK only model poverty spec Gti-6. I've owned two.

Based on my current car, a Mk1 Yaris T Sport, itself reasonably uncommon, the Japanese Market got a turbocharged version badged as the Toyota Vitz RS, taking power from 105bhp to 150bhp. In a 900kg car, it makes for decent pace.
You could also pay Toyota to fit the TTE supercharger kit. That was a super rare option only taken up by a handful of U.K. owners.

How about the Beetle RSI? Limited to 250 units worldwide.

phumy

5,369 posts

217 months

Thursday 28th July
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The MK5 Golf GTi Pirelli.220 sold in RHD form and has the most powerful engine of the Mk5 Gti`s. The mods were, different seats with the tyre tread moulded into the seats, different "Pirelli" wheels, different steering wheel and wheels, oh and of course Pirelli tyres,