Currently reading: Autocar magazine 18 May – out now
New four-pot Porsche 718 Boxster S takes on Lotus Elise Cup 250, the Bentley Bentayga is subjected our toughest road test, and the Ford Focus RS tackles Spa

This week’s issue of Autocar is packed with some of 2016’s most significant new cars.

Porsche’s four-cylinder 718 Boxster S faces one of the world’s best-handling sports cars, the Lotus Elise Cup 250, and the Bentley Bentayga is put under the microscope in a full Autocar road test.

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We've also got a scoop on Alfa Romeo’s first SUV, the Stelvio, which will be launched next year in high-performance V6 guise to take on the Porsche Macan Turbo, and we reveal details on the two new MG SUVs destined to join the upcoming GS.

Plus, Ford factory racing drivers Marino Franchitti and Billy Johnson offer us some tips on tackling Spa in a Focus RS before we have a go ourselves, and we visit the recently revamped British Motor Museum to see what’s changed.

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Our road testers offer their verdicts on Fiat’s new Fiat Tipo in 1.4 T-Jet Lounge spec, the entry-level 2.0-litre Porsche 718 Boxster, Aston Martin ’s V12 Vantage S with a manual gearbox, and the Mini Cooper SD Clubman in All4 four-wheel-drive guise.

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We say goodbye to our hard-working Ford Mondeo hatch, compare the Skoda Superb Estate to an unlikely alternative, the Bentayga, and praise our recent arrival, the Hyundai Tucson.

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James Ruppert returns to recommend his pick of sub-£15k four-seat cabrios, while our used car buying guide looks at some of the poshest drop-tops available in the classifieds.

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