DRIVERS REPUBLIC TESTS SIX HOT HATCHES AT BRUNTINGTHORPE – FOCUS, CIVIC, MEGANE, IMPREZA, MINI & ASTRA

What you have in the video below is quite special. First off, the Mini Cooper S, outfitted with the John Cooper Works package. Even we North Americans can have that car. Vauxhall’s Astra VXR 888 has been profiled here before but shares little but the bodywork with the Saturn Astra you can still (sort of) buy. We can yearn for the Focus RS, but even the Focus ST would suit North American drivers. The car in this video clip has the Mountune upgrade. Type R is a relatively iconic badge when applied to a Honda Civic. This Civic is a special edition. There’s also a Subaru Impreza WRX which should sound familiar. Only this WRX is upgraded with the Prodrive Performance Pack. Finally, the Renault Megane R26.R is something special; utter craziness embodied in a car.

Drivers Republic has taken these cars and given them the beans at Bruntingthorpe in jolly ol’. This is a fairly hefty clip but is worth watching if not for the opinion then the sight of a bunch of cars you can’t have. Pay no heed to the prices – it’ll do you no use to double it or run the exchange at xe.com. That’s not how automakers price their cars. Just watch and enjoy.