Top 10 Best & Fastest Hatchbacks 2021

 

Descending order of the 10 best and fastest hatchbacks for 2021:


10. Hyundai i30N Project C:


Hyundai recently unveiled the i30N Project C at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show and it has undoubtedly attracted a lot of hot-hatch fans’ attention. It is the fastest and most aggressive variant of the popular i30 N hatchback. Powering it is the same turbocharged 2-liter 4-cylinder  engine that is capable of putting out 275 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 353 Nm of torque between 1,450 and 4,700 pm. The major changes in the body include an all-carbon hood, CFRP front splitter, rear diffuser, side sills, and OZ racing 19-inch wheels. Combined, all of the measures make the car 50 kg lighter and help achieve the 100 km/h from standstill in just 6 seconds. The top speed of the Hyundai i30N Project C stands at 250 km/h. The prices of the car start from $41,000.


Top 10 Best & Fastest Hatchbacks 2021




9. Seat Leon Cupra R:


The Seat Leon Cupra R may be the rarest car on this list as its production was limited to only 799 units. This car uses a Volkswagen sourced 2.0-liter TSI engine that has been tuned to put out 310 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque, a massive increase when compared to other cars using the same engine. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and comes with standard limited-slip differential aid. The Leon Cupra R attains the 100 km/h mark in an impressive 5.8 seconds and tops out at 253 km/h. Looking at the $42,000 meditation, you get a lot of bang for your buck.

Top 10 Best & Fastest Hatchbacks 2021




8. Renault Megane RS Trophy:


Renault has always made excellent and great hatches, with each generation getting more and more

 advanced features. Yet, However, none of them actually managed to hit the 300 hp mark before. Renault has managed to squeeze out 300 horsepower from the 1.8-liter engine using technology from the Formula 1 cars. There are a lot of improvements in the Trophy over the regular Megane and notable changes include a cup chassis, bigger brakes, reprogrammed transmission, and Renault’s own electronically-controlled torque distribution system. All the changes and tuning help complete the 0-100 km/h dash in 5.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 260 km/h. The prices for this french hot hatch start from $42,000.


Top 10 Best & Fastest Hatchbacks 2021




7. MINI John Cooper Works GP:


Being a Mini, the John Cooper Works GP has a classic luxury look, wrapped around modern engineering. It is built on exactly the same platform as the BMW M135i and uses the same twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter engine which produces 306 horsepower. The engine is paired with a front-wheel-drive layout and an 8-speed BMW sourced automatic transmission. The combination is good for a 5.2 second 0-100 km/h time and a top speed of 265 km/h. The GP also sits almost half an inch lower than the JCW Mini which helps in reducing drag at high speeds and increases stability in turns. It was recently revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the prices start from $45,000.


Top 10 Best & Fastest Hatchbacks 2021




6. Volkswagen Golf R:


Volkswagen has pioneered the hot-hatch segment and the Golf R is arguably the most iconic of them all. The latest generation certainly has more power and technology when you look at how Golf has evolved over the years, but it remains as desirable and great to own as it was before. Under the hood,  you get the 2.0-liter TSI engine which is capable of producing 288 horsepower and it is either mated to a manual or DSG gearbox. You can touch the 100 km/h mark from a standstill in just 5 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. The prices of the Golf R start at $40,000.


Top 10 Best & Fastest Hatchbacks 2021




5. Honda Civic Type R:


The Type R is the sportiest version of the Honda Civic. It screams “hot-hatch” from its front splitter to its rear diffuser. It has managed to achieve the feat of being the fastest front-wheel-drive car around the Nürburgring circuit at 7:43.80. It has a 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine, that makes 306 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. The engine comes paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and a helical limited-slip differential (LSD) in the front axle, allowing the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5 seconds and attain a top speed of 272 km/h. The Honda Civic Type R carries a sticker price of $37,000.


Top 10 Best & Fastest Hatchbacks 2021




4. BMW M135i:


The BMW M135i is the successor to the M140i, but there are a lot of changes to it under the hood. First of all, it comes equipped with a rear-wheel-drive layout instead of a front-wheel that not only improves the handling of the car but also the power delivery. The powerplant is now a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit that puts out 306 horsepower and combined with BMW’s xDrive system, the car is able to reach 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. The top speed of the M135i has been electronically limited to 250 km/h and you can get your hands on one for $47,000.


Top 10 Best & Fastest Hatchbacks 2021




3. Ford Focus RS:


The current generation Ford Focus RS was launched back in 2015, but it still manages to find its place amongst the top 3 in this list. It is powered by a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that generates 350 horsepower and the 0-100 km/h dash is completed in 4.7 seconds. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission that sends power to all 4 wheels and it comes standard with goodies like Launch Control, adaptive dampers, and a rear wing. The Focus RS manages to achieve a top speed of 266 km/h and you can get the legendary Focus handling for $41,000.


Top 10 Best & Fastest Hatchbacks 2021




2. Audi RS3 Sportback:

 

This car was first introduced in 2011, they worked on developing it a lot and it became very fast than its predecessor in its current avatar. RS3 is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine, that generates 394 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. It also comes equipped with Quattro all-wheel-drive system and special suspension setup, which results in linear power delivery and phenomenal handling. The RS3 completes the 0-100 km/h sprint in 4.1 seconds which is the same as the Porsche Carrera GT and it can reach a top speed of 280 km/h. These numbers were once considered outlandish for a hatchback but Audi has managed to achieve them with the RS3. You can get this ultimate hot masterpiece for $56,000. 

 

 

Top 10 Best & Fastest Hatchbacks 2021



1. Mercedes-AMG A45 S 4Matic+:


Securing the top place among the hot hatch royalty, Mercedes has created the fastest hot hatch. With a power output of 421 horsepower which was once reserved only for the supercar realm, the A45 S is certainly the most powerful hatchback in the world. It is a direct competitor of the Audi RS3 and the A45 certainly manages to give it a run for its money. It is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and when mated with Mercedes’ 4Matic 4-wheel drive system, the results are unparalleled driving experience. It’s able to achieve the speed of 100 km/h from standstill in 3.9 seconds and takes 28 seconds to reach the electronically limited top speed of 270 km/h. The top of the line A45 S 4Matic+ is priced at $66,000.


Top 10 Best & Fastest Hatchbacks 2021






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