Although you wouldn't think it to look around you, the hot hatch celebrates its 30th birthday this year. Naturally assumed by the younger driver to be a thoroughly modern invention, the hot hatch came into existence the same year that the Vietnam war ended, Franco died and Microsoft was founded.
At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1975, Volkswagen exhibited a concept called the Golf GTi. It was silver, boxy, had two doors and a hatch,...
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