This week: We look at the future of driving fun, go behind the scenes at Ford's Detroit HQ, detail Ferrari's upcoming SUV and loads more
14 August 2019

Like it or not, Ferrari’s got a Urus-baiting SUV on the way, and we’ve been finding out everything we can ahead of the model’s 2022 launch. 

Codenamed Purosangue (thoroughbred), the performance SUV will be one of 15 new models to leave Maranello before 2023, and will be highly differentiated from rivals like the Aston Martin DBX and Bentley Bentayga. Our vision of what it will look like is your cover star this week.

Another company plotting its biggest model yet is, strangely, Mini. The Traveller name could be revived in 2023 for an electric MPV - based on BMW’s front-wheel-drive FAAR platform - with a range of over 250 miles.

Meanwhile, new metal breaking cover this week includes Volkswagen’s ultra-niche T-Roc Cabriolet, along with big new launches in the pipeline at Hyundai, Land Rover, Pininfarina and Alpina - read about all of them in the news section.

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Porsche’s new flagship Cayenne, the Turbo S E-Hybrid, packs both a 4.0-litre petrol V8 capable of 183mph, and an electric motor that offers 25 miles of zero-emissions range. It’s a towering technical achievement, for sure, but does it have the edge over the standard Turbo?

Another PHEV next, this time from BMW. The new 330e is capable of 138mpg on the combined WLTP cycle, or 41 miles from the electric motor alone. We drive it to find out if it’s as well-rounded as its petrol and diesel stablemates, before trying out the new Mercedes GLE 400D, Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet and AC Schnitzer ACS2 Sport. 

This week’s road test will put an end to months of debate across the motoring enthusiast community, as we put the new Toyota GR Supra, in top-spec ‘Pro’ form, to the test. It’s fast and usable, no doubt about it, but so are its main rivals. So see if it has what it takes to head up the two-seat sports car segment.

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Features

The future of driving for fun: what will it look like? That’s what we’re asking this week, as we consider how the impending age of electrification will impact our ability to ‘go out for a spin’. Helpfully, we had the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 on hand to prove our point. 

Ever considered buying outright over getting stuck with a lengthy PCP contract? This week, James Ruppert has compiled sixteen whole pages of fantastic second-hand cars you could have for the deposit price of their new equivalent. BMW i8 for £56,000, anybody?

Next up, we take a trip to Detroit to see how Ford plans to come back from its well-documented financial struggle. Alongside plans to electrify its global passenger and commercial vehicle line-up, The Blue Oval hopes to cut costs worldwide and maintain its longstanding sales dominance in various segments, so we see how it’s all taking shape.

Opinions

Matt Prior says it’s no surprise the world’s biggest manufacturers are increasingly turning to collaboration as a means of speeding up development processes, while Steve Cropley takes us behind the scenes of his trip to Ford’s Dearborn HQ. 

Deals

Want a second-hand estate for £6000? James Ruppert says you’re spoiled for choice, and reckons a 2010 Mercedes C-Class could be the best way to haul your family around the country on a budget. More expensive but equally practical is the fifth-gen Audi A4, which you could have for as little as £9750 if you follow our nearly-new buyer’s guide. 

Elsewhere, we’ve got German practical performance on the brain, and can’t decide between the £6000 Volkswagen Corrado we saw in the classifieds, and a thumping V8-powered BMW E92 M3 for just over double the price. 

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5 April 2018

As usual, this week's edition (dated 04APR2018), is a very good read, and well worth the investment. The road test of the eighth generation of Roll-Royce Phantom - with its "mahogany panelling" - illustrates that moneyed wealth, should NOT be confused with good-taste!

The sales pitch for next week's issue (to be dated 11APR2018), whets our appetite with the Used Buying Guide  . . .  "Mercedes-Benz CLS. Can't afford the new one? Then read our guide to Merc's original style icon".

The original CLS certainly was a style icon, with all the svelte elegance of a Parisian - or Italian - chic designer item.

That streamlined elegance was lost when the original's "facelift" incorporated the bluff, Teutonic, more upright, corporate Mercedes radiator grill.

The new, current, incarnation of the CLS (page 29, of this week's magazine), shares all the style, delicacy, and substantial "presence" of a rugby prop forward!  It is not a case of "Can not  AFFORD  the new CLS?".  More a question of why would anyone wish to purchase such a vulgar and brutish vehicle?

It is (again) a reminder that the ownership of wealth, is NOT the same as the possession of good taste.

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18 July 2018

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18 July 2018

....suggest you study English language first!

Free advice.

19 July 2018

Why the GT2 RS isn't  a five-star Porsche?

Well, according to the German car magazine Sportauto the McLaren 720 S is the better supercar.

The 720 S is razor sharp and yet poised, while the GT2 RS is a bit unhinged.

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22 July 2018

Good overall read this week, except for the iPace vs Tesla review, which is a biased storyline developed clearly ahead of the cars being reviewed.  Essentially, the premise looks to convey an analogy between two passenger jets and how the second to market - the Boeing 707 - went on to lead it. Unfortunately, much like his story, he apply's 20th century motoring thinking to a 21st century ownership problem. In other words, he clearly doesn't get what the shft to electric is about. Not only that, many of the facts are just incorrect, like 0-60 time that amongst the others if they had been published correctly, would make the reader question how the author could possibly have reached such a conclusion. This disregards the fact that the iPace is better compared with the Model 3 (same size). Not only that, but the test cars were over 25% apart on costs - with the iPace being more expensive. Really dissappointing journalism. 

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24 July 2018

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26 July 2018

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