Frankie’s Garage: 2016 Ford Focus RS vs the World

fordfocusrs2016The flavor hot hatch of 2016 is the Ford Focus RS.  How will the new Ford Focus RS handle on track and the road against it’s rivals?  The challengers are: Audi RS3 Sportback, BMW M135i Auto 3DR, Honda Civic Type R, Mercedes AMG A45, Peugeot 308 GTI, Renault Sport Megane 275 Cup-S, Seat Leon Cupra 290 5DR and Subaru WRX STI.  Auto Trader takes a look at all these pocket rockets.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Scion Hot Hatch Concept

imconceptOkay, Honda, look at this Toyota/Scion concept at the LA Auto Show.  This is what the Honda Civic should look like!  Since the 7th generation Honda Civic (2001) and up to the present model line – they all look ugly!  What happened Honda?  But I digress, this is the Scion iM concept hot hatch.

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Frankie’s Garage: Volkswagen Concepts @ LA Auto Show 2014

golfr400The LA Auto Show is on this week and I’m a huge fan of hot hatches.  This Volkswagen concept, the Golf R 400 has AWD action matted with a turbo 4-cylinder that cranks out 394 horses.

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