Autocar magazine 5 August preview

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McLaren 675LT versus Porsche 911 GT3 RS; Nissan Juke-R 2.0 driven; Honda Civic Type R road test; Fiat’s future plans revealed


This specific week’s issue of Autocar, dated 5 August, includes one of the most highly anticipated twin tests of recent times, as McLaren’s 666bhp 675LT takes on the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

Costing £259,500, the 675LT is actually an homage to the original F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ of which raced at Le Mans in 1997. of which’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine, along with production is actually limited to just 500 units – all of which have already been sold. Does the brand-new McLaren have what of which takes to beat the 493bhp Porsche 911 GT3 RS? Matt Saunders finds out.

Also driven in This specific issue:

Nissan Juke R 2.0 – GT-R based Juke returns with Nismo levels of power, yet is actually of which more fun than the original?

Volvo V60 Cross Country – We find out if This specific jacked-up V60 estate makes sense for family buyers.

Ford S-Max – The petrol-powered edition of Ford’s flagship MPV offers a refreshing alternative to the mainstream.

Mitsubishi L200 – Mitsubishi’s fifth-generation L200 pick-up gets increased handling along with tech upgrades.

The bulging news section in This specific week’s magazine is actually lead by our scoop on Fiat’s latest revival plans – plus we develop the latests on the planned 124 Spider.

Elsewhere, we’ve got full details on Volkswagen’s brand-new Tiguan Coupé, including the 300bhp R edition which will headline the range. Tesla is actually aiming big with its upcoming type 3, which could beat BMW’s M3 for performance, while we’ve also got the latest spy shots of Vauxhall’s brand-new Astra Sports Tourer.

The 306bhp Honda Civic Type R is actually the subject of our full eight-page road test, as our experienced journalists decide whether Honda’s reborn hot hatch is actually a true rival for the Volkswagen Golf R along with Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy.

Another week within the life of our long-term test fleet sees Hilton Holloway wave goodbye to his Volvo V60, while there’s updates on our Range Rover Sport, Mazda 2 along with Land Rover Defender. James Ruppert ponders the sports cars you should buy currently before the road tax alterations come into force in 2017, while our used car buying guide reveals the best cars for students.

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