I love hatchbacks, especially if they're hot hatches. I blame the original VW GTI. Awesome performance from a small hatchback that normal people could afford. Power to the people! So here are a few of my favorite hatches:
Honda Civic Type-R. Too good for us Uhmerrikans. This is the Mugen version.
Subaru WRX STi. One of the greatest hot hatches ever.
Not just any VW GTI, this is the W12 650 with a 650hp W12 engine in the back.
Another car too good for us Americans: The VW Scirocco GTI. This is the cup car.
The French do things differently, which is probably why I love them. This is the Renault Megane R.26R.
And here's the Renault Twingo 133 cup car.
I can't leave Italy out of the fun. This is the Alfa Romeo MiTO Quadrifoglio.
How about a hot hatch from Sweden? The C30 is a great car with a turbo inline-5.
The Mini Cooper JCW is the best little car BMW builds. This the 50th anniversary world championship edition.
This may not be a "hot" hatch, but this Lincoln C concept shows American designers haven't forgotten about the hatchback bodystyle.