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Just when we thought the days of the exciting four-wheel-drive, four-pot Japanese saloons were over, Subaru announced its WRX STI S209. Though destined only for the US, and limited in numbers, we managed to get our hands on one, and put it up against its closest rival from Affalterbach.
Issue 272 also sees us stage a super-estate megatest, pitching Ingolstadt’s latest iteration of the RS6 against the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, and the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate. All send supercar-rivalling power to four wheels, from a 4-litre V8, and can comfortably carry the whole family, but is the latest of the bunch the one to opt for?
Despite the marque’s illustrious 164-year history, 2020 marks the end for Holden. To celebrate its past, Jethro Bovingdon gets behind the wheel of one of its final exports to UK soil, the 587bhp Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R saloon.
The current road-going Ford GT is as close to a Le Mans car as most will get, and so offers a driving experience you won’t find in many of its rivals – the only way to better it, is to drive a track-only GTLM. In the latest issue, Richard Meaden heads to Virginia International Raceway to pilot the very car that helped bring the blue oval back to the top of the table.
Alongside our usual Fast Fleet updates and a raft of first drives, we take a look at Woking’s latest Long Tail, the hardcore McLaren 765LT, go for a night-time spin in Porsche’s glorious 718 Spyder, dive into the details of models previously destined for Geneva, and much more.