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Hot Hatch supertest – new videos

Following our supertest feature ‘Fierce Creatures’, we can now bring you our two-part video of the quickest and most characterful hot hatchbacks on sale today.

Hot hatch Supertest – New Feature

Hot hatches have always been the mainstay of affordable high-performance driving. Chris Harris tests six of the quickest and most characterful examples on road and track.

New Focus RS – final details revealed

After the success of our long-term Focus ST260 Mountune we’re eagerly awaiting our first drive in the new Focus RS. The Mountune upgraded demonstrated the depth of untapped potential within the Focus ST, and with the resources of Ford’s RS engineers we can only only imagine how much further they have taken the humble Focus.

Video: Mountune Focus ST v Graham Goode Racing Focus ST

What happens when you put our Focus ST260 Mountune together against a 300 bhp Graham Goode Racing Focus ST?

Well DR reader Vlad Ilyushchenko was kind enough to join us at Bruntingthorpe during our Hot Hatch shootout feature to find out. The 2-mile straight at Bruntingthorpe beckons and Chris Harris is our man in the Mountune ST..