Autocar magazine 5th August preview
Source : Autocar magazine 5th August preview
McLaren 675LT versus Porsche 911 GT3 RS; Nissan Jule R 2.0 driven; Honda Civic Type R road test; Fiat’s future plans revealed
This specific week’s Autocar, dated 5th August, includes one of the most highly anticipated twin tests of recent times – as McLaren’s 666bhp 675LT takes on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Costing £259,500, the 675LT can be a homage to the original F1 GTR ‘LongTail’ which raced at Le Mans in 1997. the idea’s powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, along with production can be limited to just 500 units – all of which have already been sold. Does the fresh McLaren have what the idea takes to best 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 can be the idea 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 variation 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 can be lead by our scoop on Fiat’s latest revival plans – plus we contain the latests on the planned 124 Spider.
Elsewhere, we’ve got full details on Volkswagen’s fresh Tiguan Coupé, including the 300bhp R variation which will headline the range. Tesla can be aiming big with its upcoming design 3, which could beat BMW’s M3 for performance, while we’ve also got the latest spy shots of Vauxhall’s fresh Astra Sports Tourer.
The 306bhp Honda Civic Type R can be the subject of our full eight-page road test, as our experienced journalists decide whether Honda’s reborn hot hatch can be a true rival for the Volkswagen Golf R along with Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy.
Another week from 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 today before the road tax adjustments come into force in 2017, while our used car buying guide reveals the best cars for students.
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