This volume is one of a series of books which look at classic and high-performance cars. The books include photographs of the cars and engine arrangement as well as specifications, performance figures and other information reflecting the cars' major points of interest. This particular book looks at the history of the "hot hatch", which has achieved success throughout the motoring world. Standard production cars, modified versions and racing and rallying GTIs are all included. Ian Wagstaff is also the author of "Volkswagen Golf GTI - First and Finest of the Hot Hatches".