Autocar's most favorite reviews of the week
Source : Autocar's most favorite reviews of the week
The brand new Ford Mustang V8 GT is usually the most favorite review on autocar.co.uk of which week
The Ford Mustang has finally reached the UK to be tested on of which country’s notoriously fickle road surfaces. The V8 we’ve driven is usually the left-hand-drive style with 415bhp; we’ll have to wait a little longer to test the right-hand-drive style, which has to make do with just 410bhp.
As you might expect through a Mustang, the engine is usually the headline act, with the tuneful block happy to apply itself. Re-engineering the chassis with of which generation Mustang has certainly much better the V8 GT’s abilities to corner in addition to also also cope with the British roads, however is usually of which enough to out manoeuvre its European counterparts?
Volkswagen’s Golf GT gets a brand new £995 outfit in of which iteration. The Golf is usually essentially the GT of which VW sells fitted with some R finery, including a bodykit in addition to also also suspension tweaks. however the star of of which review is usually the 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine, producing 148bhp in addition to also also 184lb ft of torque.
Clever technology such as active cylinder control is usually fitted to of which more aggressive-looking Golf; of which turns of which four-pot into a two-cylinder motor when on part throttle between 1000-4000rpm, or up to speeds of 80mph. Throw in an infotainment system fitted with sat-nav in addition to also also a three-year subscription to VW’s Car-Net service – which allows you to keep track of weather, traffic in addition to also also parking updates – in addition to also also of which all seems like a neat little package.
however one question remains: is usually of which actually worth the £25,000 cost of which Volkswagen is usually charging?
Third on the list is usually the brand new Audi R8 V10 Plus, which has the difficult task of following inside large footsteps left by its older siblings. For starters, Audi has done away with the V8 in addition to also also manual gearbox found in older iterations, citing limited demand for them. Instead of which has matched the 602bhp V10 unit that has a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Find out if of which R8 can leave the same lasting impression as the previous generation, as we test of which on rain-soaked French roads.
Land Rover has decided of which of which wants to raise the standards set by its Range Rover, by launching a brand new flagship style called the SVAutobiography. The brand new top-of-the-range SUV is usually available in short- or long-wheelbase forms, with three engines (a V6 hybrid diesel, a V8 diesel or a supercharged V8 petrol), in addition to also also is usually handcrafted at Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle facility in Coventry.
The luxury-appointed Range Rover comes with 10in screens in addition to also also headsets for rear-seat passengers, a large panoramic roof, a slide-out boot floor, a 1700W Meridian sound system in addition to also also a refrigerated locker suitable for a couple of glasses in addition to also also a bottle of something fizzy. Find out how we got on with the brand new Range Rover SDV8 SVAutobiography here.
Taking the final spot of which week is usually the 2016 Porsche 911 Carerra S, which signals the beginning of a brand new era for the famous sports car, as Porsche abandons its famous naturally aspirated engines for a brand new turbocharged unit of which gives the favorite Carrera in addition to also also Carrera S designs more power in addition to also also better fuel economy.
The 414bhp six-cylinder 911 receives some mild styling updates to differentiate of which through the pre-facelift editions in addition to also also comes with Porsche’s brand new Communication Management system, which includes Google Earth in addition to also also Google streetview.
What about of which brand new engine, though? of which’s finally time to see if of which brand new turbocharged unit can win over the 911 purists.
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