The much-awaited return of the Honda NSX has taken top spot for the most viewed reviews on Autocar for the week ending 30 October. Read below to find out what joined it in the top five.
1 - Honda NSX
After a hiatus from the sports car arena, Honda has returned to the fray with its new-generation NSX, a hybrid hypercar that follows in the footsteps of those from Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche. The new NSX shares some similarities with the 918 Spyder hybrid’s powertrain. It has two electric motors up front with a combined output of 72bhp, while a 500bhp twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 engine and a nine-speed automatic gearbox are wedged in the back.
As you would expect, it is very quick, especially in Track mode where its swift acceleration out of the corners makes it stiff competition for the McLaren 570S.
We spent two days with the new NSX, find out whether it is a match for the last generation.
Cadillac was brazen enough at the launch of the ATS-V to declare what it regards are its coupé's direct competitors - namely, Lexus’s RC-F and the impressive BMW M4. As we find out in this first drive, those claims aren't as outlandish as one might imagine.
Underneath the bonnet of the new ATS-V, Cadillac has powered up the 3.6-litre V6 engine by twin-turbocharging it so that it now produces 464bhp and 445lb ft of torque, eclipsing the M4.
The Jaguar XF has already impressed us at Autocar, but now it was time to subject the new version to the UK's roads to see how it fared. The model on test was Jaguar’s range-topping 3.0-litre diesel V6, and it came equipped with adaptive dampers, steering, throttle and gearbox settings.
The restyled XF has had many minor tweaks, including gaining Jaguar F-Type-styled rear lights, but for the most part keeps the looks that helped its predecessor stand out so well. Can the new XF outperform the equivalent Audi and BMW? Read our verdict on the Jaguar XF 3.0 TDV6 S here.
The Tesla Model S on test here is not a new car, but this first drive focused on the new autopilot technology developed by the company. The £2100 option brings traffic aware cruise control, automatic lane changing, auto parallel parking and a side collision avoidance system.
The new software is available for any Tesla S built in the past 12 months, since these vehicles are pre-equipped with the sensors and cameras required to run the autopilot programme. See how Tesla’s systems perform on the M4 near Heathrow.
5 - BMW X1
Taking the final spot this week is the BMW X1. The Munich-based company has aimed to bring a fresher look to its entry-level crossover. The new X1 has quite a task on its hands because it will be expected to produce similar results to its cumbersome, awkward-looking predecessor, which notched up 730,000 sales worldwide during its six-year production run.