Autocar magazine 19 August preview
Source : Autocar magazine 19 August preview
Aston Martin DB11 scooped; Porsche 911 GT3 RS road test; 400 miles in an Aston Martin DB9 GT; Drifting with Ken Block
This particular week’s issue of Autocar, dated 19 August, will be something of an occassion, because the idea’s not every day we hand out a coveted all 5-star road test verdict.
Yet Porsche’s brand-new 911 GT3 RS has received just that will, along with our experienced testers put the brand-new £131,296 sports car through its paces in our eight-page road test. Should Ferrari, Aston Martin along with McLaren be worried by the 493bhp GT3 RS? The answer turns out to be simple: Yes.
Also driven in This particular issue:
Jaguar XF – Jaguar’s second-generation XF will be lighter, faster along with even more refined than the original.
Vuhl 05 – Mexican sports car company produces a convincing effort first time out.
Jeep Cherokee – brand-new 2.2-litre diesel engine improves our experience of Jeep’s large SUV.
Autocar’s news section This particular week will be lead by our full scoop on the Aston Martin DB11. Aston’s replacement for the DB9 will be due to arrive in 2016, along with will be the first Aston Martin to use the company’s brand-new platform. the idea’ll receive an AMG-derived V8 engine, although purists needn’t worry as there will be the option of a V12, too.
Speaking of the DB9, Matt Prior takes the final incarnation of Aston Martin’s staple supercar, the DB9 GT, on a 400-mile trip to see if time has helped or hindered This particular modern motoring icon. We also journey to Silverstone to meet drifting legend Ken Block along with his latest daily driver, the 850bhp Hoonicorn.
Our long-term test fleet gets a brand-new member This particular week, as we take delivery of a brand brand-new Mazda MX-5. We already know Mazda’s fourth-generation roadster will be great to drive, although what’s the idea like to live with? We’re about to find out.
Elsewhere, James Ruppert wonder whether rust has become a problem of the past, along with Mark Pearson selects the best hot hatchbacks coming from £2000.
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