World exclusive issue - McLaren F1 successor examined in detail, JLR's autonomous off-roaders and Mercedes-AMG's 400bhp next-gen A45

In this week’s Autocar we have perhaps the biggest world exclusive of the year, as we introduce you to the McLaren F1’s spiritual successor, which looks set to be a three-seat ‘hyper-GT’ to worry the likes of the Aston Martin AM-RB 001.

Additionally, we sample JLR’s answer to Tesla’s Autopilot, look ahead to a new era of Audi design and take an inside look at the next-generation Mercedes-AMG A45, which will produce a staggering 200bhp per litre.

The Land of the Red Dragon is the venue for our first go in the China-only Volkswagen Phideon, plus we get up close to Iceland's muddier answer to F1, Formula Offroad, and join a convoy of Lamborghini Miuras on an Italian tour.

Also in this issue:

We drive the harder-edged Ferrari California T Handling Speciale, try Smart’s Brabus Fortwo, drive the revised Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy, examine the Cadillac CT6 and catch some high-speed rays in the Mercedes-AMG SL 63.

This week’s Autocar road test vehicle is the MG GS in 1.5-litre TGI Excite-spec.

Our long-term test cars:

It’s farewell to our Mazda CX-3 crossover and hello to a brand new Honda Jazz in the magazine’s long-termer test pages. Plus, we swap our diesel Volvo XC90 for a 'Twin Engine' hybrid.

Deals:

Our classifieds experts find some desirable workmobiles before tempting you with a selection of charming used Seats.

We also look back at Chrysler’s forward-thinking petrol-hydrogen fuel cell concept of 1997.

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