26. Volkswagen Golf GTI
For decades, Volkswagen`s benchmark hot hatch, the venerable GTI was naturally aspirated but when the fifth generation arrived at the scene in 2006 it was equipped with all new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The direct injection unit delivered 200 HP and transformed the ordinary family hatchback into a true performance car. Since then, all Golf GTIs including the brutal Golf R are turbocharged which brought new lease on life to the classic European hot hatch.