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Escort XR3i, Mk1 Golf GTi, MG Maestro… find out which is the best in Classics World‘s 1980s hot-hatch shootout

The 1980s were boom time for the hot hatchback market, with every manufacturer desperate to throw their hat in the ring.

For the 2020 Classics World Christmas Special, Paul, Phil and Jeff pitted three hot hatch icons head to head: the genesis that was the Golf GTI Mk1, the iconic Ford Escort XR3i and the often forgotten underdog, the MG Maestro 1600. Which will win?

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