Top 100 fastest front wheel drive hatch-backs 2017

Front wheel drive hatch-back is not exactly the car type that comes to mind first when we think about speeds records.

Despite that, in Europe hatch-back body type is very popular. Mainly because of its versatility rather than any inherit performance advantage.

Due to popularity, several sub-niches of the compact hatch-back have emerged in the European market. One such niche is the performance hatch-back or so called "hot hatch".

"Hot hatches" are more powerful versions of their regular (or non "hot") siblings, and with more power comes more top speed.

Performance-conscious "hot-hatch" buyer will appreciate high top-speed, even if he or she will never have a chance to travel at such speeds.

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Rank Make and model Top speed
1. Honda Civic Type R (FK2) 270 kph (168 mph)
2. VW Golf GTI Clubsport S (Mk VII) 265 kph (165 mph)
3. Ford Focus RS 263 kph (163 mph)
4. Ford Focus RS500 263 kph (163 mph)
5. Opel Astra OPC 2012 262 kph (163 mph)
6. Chevrolet Cobalt SS/TC 257 kph (160 mph)
7. Seat Leon Copa Edition 255 kph (158 mph)
8. VW Golf GTI Edition 35 (Mk VI) 255 kph (158 mph)
9. Renault Megane RS 275 Cup S 255 kph (158 mph)
10. Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy 254 kph (158 mph)
11. Renault Megane Coupe TCe 265 RS 254 kph (158 mph)
12. Renault Megane RS Clubsport 252 kph (157 mph)
13. VW Golf GTI Clubsport (Mk VII) 251 kph (156 mph)
14. Mazda 3 MPS 250 kph (155 mph)
15. Alfa Romeo 156 GTA Sportwagon 250 kph (155 mph)
16. Dodge Caliber SRT4 250 kph (155 mph)
17. Mazda 3 MPS (Mk II) 250 kph (155 mph)
18. Seat Leon Cupra R 250 kph (155 mph)
19. Honda Civic Type-R Mugen (FN1) 250 kph (155 mph)
20. VW Golf GTI (Mk VII 230 PS) 250 kph (155 mph)
21. Seat Leon Cupra 280 DSG 250 kph (155 mph)
22. Opel Astra OPC EXTREME 250 kph (155 mph)
23. Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy R 250 kph (155 mph)
24. Peugeot 308 GTi 270 (T9) 250 kph (155 mph)
25. Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV Squadra Corse 250 kph (155 mph)
26. Seat Leon Cupra 300 (Mk III) 250 kph (155 mph)
27. Seat Leon Cupra 290 249 kph (155 mph)
28. Ford Focus ST 248 kph (154 mph)
29. Ford Focus ST (Mk III facelift) 248 kph (154 mph)
30. Seat Leon Cupra 247 kph (153 mph)
31. Alfa Romeo 147 GTA 246 kph (153 mph)
32. VW Golf GTI (Mk VII 220 PS) 246 kph (153 mph)
33. Skoda Octavia RS (5E) 246 kph (153 mph)
34. Mini Cooper JCW (231 PS) 246 kph (153 mph)
35. VW Golf GTI Edition 30 (Mk V) 245 kph (152 mph)
36. Renault Megane RS (Mk III) 245 kph (152 mph)
37. Opel Astra OPC 244 kph (152 mph)
38. Seat Leon Cupra 243 kph (151 mph)
39. VW Polo R WRC 243 kph (151 mph)
40. Seat Leon Cupra R 242 kph (150 mph)
41. Honda Civic Type R (EP3 Japanese spec EP3) 242 kph (150 mph)
42. Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde 242 kph (150 mph)
43. Mini Cooper JCW GP (facelift) 242 kph (150 mph)
44. Ford Focus ST 241 kph (150 mph)
45. Ford Focus ST (facelift) 241 kph (150 mph)
46. Volvo C30 T5 240 kph (149 mph)
47. Opel Astra OPC 240 kph (149 mph)
48. Renault Clio RS III Coupe 240 kph (149 mph)
49. VW Golf GTI (Mk VI) 240 kph (149 mph)
50. Mercedes-Benz A 250 (W176) 240 kph (149 mph)
51. Renault Megane GT 220 Coupe 240 kph (149 mph)
52. Mini Clubman JCW 239 kph (149 mph)
53. Mini John Cooper Works 238 kph (148 mph)
54. Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI 238 kph (148 mph)
55. Renault Megane R26.R 237 kph (147 mph)
56. Audi A3 2.0 TFSI (8P) 236 kph (147 mph)
57. Renault Megane Sport F1-Team R26 236 kph (147 mph)
58. Renault Megane RS Sport 236 kph (147 mph)
59. VW Polo GTI 1.8 (Mk V facelift) 236 kph (147 mph)
60. Honda Civic Type-R (EP3) 235 kph (146 mph)
61. VW Golf GTI (Mk V) 235 kph (146 mph)
62. Honda Civic Type-R (FN2) 235 kph (146 mph)
63. Toyota Corolla TS Compressor 235 kph (146 mph)
64. Honda Civic Type-R (EK9) 235 kph (146 mph)
65. Honda Civic Type R (EP3 facelift EP3) 235 kph (146 mph)
66. Opel Astra OPC 235 kph (146 mph)
67. Honda Civic Type-R Champion Edition (FN1) 235 kph (146 mph)
68. Citroen DS3 Racing 235 kph (146 mph)
69. Citroen DS4 THP 200 235 kph (146 mph)
70. Peugeot 308 GTi (T7) 235 kph (146 mph)
71. Citroen DS5 235 kph (146 mph)
72. VW Golf GTD (Mk VII) 235 kph (146 mph)
73. Peugeot 308 GT 235 kph (146 mph)
74. Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy 235 kph (146 mph)
75. Opel Astra 1.6 Turbo (K) 235 kph (146 mph)
76. Opel Astra GTC 2.0T 234 kph (145 mph)
77. Opel Astra GTC 2.0T 234 kph (145 mph)
78. Ford Focus RS 232 kph (144 mph)
79. Mini Cooper S JCW 232 kph (144 mph)
80. Audi A3 1.8 TFSI (8V) 232 kph (144 mph)
81. Vauxhall Cosa D VXR ClubSport 232 kph (144 mph)
82. VW Golf GTI (Mk IV Brazil) 231 kph (144 mph)
83. Peugeot 208 GTi Peugeot Sport Anniversary (208 PS) 231 kph (144 mph)
84. Seat Ibiza Cupra 230 kph (143 mph)
85. Chevrolet Cobalt SS 230 kph (143 mph)
86. Honda Civic SI 230 kph (143 mph)
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