Today, superminis are about as large as VW Golfs. But there used to be a time when the European market offered stuff like the Citroen C2 and Peugeot 206. You could also go fast in these little boxes -with the C2 VTS and Fiesta ST both costing less than the Clio RS.
The Japanese also took a stab at this market with the Mitsubishi Colt CZT, built between 2005 and 2008. Instead of a big 2-liter like the Fiesta had, this offered a 1.5-liter turbo engine which could also deliver 150 horsepower.
This resulted in a 0 to 100 km/h time of 8 seconds and a top speed of 130.5 mph or 210 km/h. That comparable to the Twingo RS or the base 500 Abarth.
German Mitsubishi tuners X-Race were recently asked by a customer to customize his Colt CZT, which he was very fond of. The result is a car with a quad exhaust layout and bright orange wheels and accents. We’d say the car has been transformed.