We reveal the best 50 cars money can buy, alongside drives of the Seat Ateca and Rolls-Royce Dawn, and the latest scoop on Aston Martin and Red Bull's 2018 hypercar

This week, we're bringing you the 50 best cars money can buy, as well as huge news about the Aston Martin and Red Bull hypercar, due by 2018.

In addition, there are drives of Seat's crucial new Nissan Qashqai-rivalling SUV, the Ateca, and Rolls-Royce's £250k convertible, the Dawn

Also making news is Bentley's cabin of the future, Mercedes-Benz's new swoopy SUV, the GLC Coupé, and TVR's new home next to the Circuit of Wales.

Also in this issue:

Ferrari California T Handling Speciale. Is the more hardcore California convertible any better? Our testers have the answer.

DS 3 1.6 BlueHDi 120 Prestige. We've road-tested DS's 1.6 diesel DS 3. Find out if it can top rivals like the Mini and Audi A1.

Jaguar Land Rover Classics. We meet the new boss of Jaguar Land Rover's Classics division, Tim Hannig.

Our long-term test cars:

It's time to say a fond farewell to the BMW M4, pause to wonder just how Ssangyong does it with the Tivoli, and find out why the Land Rover Discovery Sport is the perfect place to relax.

Deals: 

James Ruppert explores the benefits of buying used cars locally, and Mark Pearson brings us no-frills thrills from just £2000.

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Our Verdict

Seat Ateca SUV

The Seat Ateca is the first of two confirmed new SUVs to be launched by the brand. We've been to Spain to get early driving impressions in a prototype

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