14 - 17 JANUARY 2016, NEC BIRMINGHAM, UK - PUBLIC / TRADE / PERFORMANCE CAR SHOW

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Hot Hatches

Two of the UK’s biggest motoring titles, Autocar and Pistonheads, have come together to create this amazing feature with Autocar’s Editor-in-Chief, Steve Cropley, Road Test Editor, Matt Prior, PistonHeads.com Editor, Dan Trent as well as Contributing Editor and overall curator, Richard Bremner, pooling their considerable hot hatch experience to create a shortlist of the Top 50 finest performance hatchbacks.

We are on a journey, to find the greatest hot hatch ever made and we need your help. Below is the 'shortlist' of 50 cars, click on a car to cast your vote. Once done you will be entered into a draw for the chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to Performance Car Show 2016 presented by Landsail Tyres in assocation with Autocar and PistonHeads.com.

  • Alfa 145 Green Cloverleaf
    Alfa 145 Green Cloverleaf
  • Alfa Romeo 147 GTA
    Alfa Romeo 147 GTA
  • Alfa Romeo Alfasud TI
    Alfa Romeo Alfasud TI
  • Audi S1
    Audi S1
  • Audi S3
    Audi S3
  • BMW M135i
    BMW M135i
  • Citroen AX GT
    Citroen AX GT
  • Citroen DS3 Racing
    Citroen DS3 Racing
  • Citroen Saxo VTS
    Citroen Saxo VTS
  • Citroen Visa GTI
    Citroen Visa GTI
  • Fiat Strada Abarth 130 TC
    Fiat Strada Abarth 130 TC
  • Ford Escort RS Cosworth
    Ford Escort RS Cosworth
  • Ford Escort XR3i Mk1
    Ford Escort XR3i Mk1
  • Ford Fiesta ST
    Ford Fiesta ST
  • Ford Focus RS Mk 1
    Ford Focus RS Mk 1
  • Ford Focus RS500
    Ford Focus RS500
  • Ford Focus ST SIV five cylinder
    Ford Focus ST SIV five cylinder
  • Honda Civic Type R EK9
    Honda Civic Type R EK9
  • Honda Civic Type R EP3
    Honda Civic Type R EP3
  • Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V
    Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V
  • Mercedes A45 AMG
    Mercedes A45 AMG
  • MG Maestro 2.0 EFi
    MG Maestro 2.0 EFi
  • Mini Cooper S GP Mk1
    Mini Cooper S GP Mk1
  • Mini Cooper S Mk1 (2003 version)
    Mini Cooper S Mk1 (2003 version)
  • Nissan Pulsar GTI-R
    Nissan Pulsar GTI-R
  • Peugeot 106 Rallye
    Peugeot 106 Rallye
  • Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6
    Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6
  • Peugeot 208 GTi
    Peugeot 208 GTi
  • Peugeot 306 GTi-6
    Peugeot 306 GTi-6
  • Peugeot 306 Rallye
    Peugeot 306 Rallye
  • Peugeot 309 GTI
    Peugeot 309 GTI
  • Renault 5 GT Turbo
    Renault 5 GT Turbo
  • Renault Clio 182 Trophy
    Renault Clio 182 Trophy
  • Renault Clio RS 172 Cup
    Renault Clio RS 172 Cup
  • Renault Clio RS 200 Turbo
    Renault Clio RS 200 Turbo
  • Renault Clio Williams
    Renault Clio Williams
  • Renault Megane Sport 275 Trophy
    Renault Megane Sport 275 Trophy
  • RenaultSport Megane R26
    RenaultSport Megane R26
  • Rover 200 BRM
    Rover 200 BRM
  • Simca 1100 Ti (the first hot hatch)
    Simca 1100 Ti (the first hot hatch)
  • Skoda Fabia vRS diesel
    Skoda Fabia vRS diesel
  • Subaru Impreza STI CS400
    Subaru Impreza STI CS400
  • Suzuki Swift Sport
    Suzuki Swift Sport
  • Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
    Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
  • Toyota Corolla GTI-16
    Toyota Corolla GTI-16
  • Vauxhall Astra VXR
    Vauxhall Astra VXR
  • Vauxhall Chevette HS 2300
    Vauxhall Chevette HS 2300
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk 1
    Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk 1
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk 2
    Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk 2
  • Volkswagen Golf R
    Volkswagen Golf R