In series 8 episode 6 the 225 cup was road tested against the vauxhal astra ORC. Disapointing results, complained about driving position, they likened it to driving a van around corners. On the second run around the track the service indicator came up on the 225 saying check injection, ESP system fault and the car wouldnt go any more then 30 miles n hour.

The vauxhall also didnt perform that well, stating it had too much torque steer and lacked braking ability.

Top hatches according to fifth gear are as follows

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1.Honda Civic Type R
2.Golf GTi MKV
3.Xr5 Focus ST
4.Vauxhal ORC
5.Megane Cup 225