As the temperature rises, ClassicLine takes a look back at the hottest hot hatches, many of which have helped symbolise the 1980’s.
But be warned, these amazing models are so hot they should each come with a pair of oven gloves for the driver!
Peugeot 205 GTI
No surprise that French flair makes an early entry. The 205 was first available as a GTI in 1984 and was discontinued ten years later.
It is one of the most celebrated hot hatches from that era and simply has a joie de vivre about it that few other cars can match.
Good examples can also reach incredible prices, with one low-mileage model reaching almost £40,000 at auction a couple of years ago.
Golf GTI Mk2
German engineering at its best when unleashed to the motoring world.
Although some argued it lacked the styling of the MK1, it was considered better in many other aspects.
Back in the mid-1980’s it had a 0-60mph time of just 8.5 seconds, which is no mean feat.
Does GTI stand for Good Times Indeed!
Lancia Delta Integrale
The Delta has well and truly stood the test of time, as some of the very best examples now fetch more than £50,000.
Its enduring appeal is born from a fantastic rallying pedigree which transferred to being a remarkable road car.
ClassicLine would love to hear from you if you own a classic hot hatch.