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New four-pot Porsche 718 Cayman S vs BMW M2 and Jaguar F-Type, plus Aston Martin’s secret Ferrari 488 GTB rival
Sam Sheehan
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2 mins read
27 July 2016

In this week’s Autocar we pit the new turbocharged Porsche 718 Cayman S against its hottest rivals, the loveable BMW M2 and characterful Jaguar F-Type, and the result couldn’t be much closer.

We also reveal secret plans for Aston Martin to produce a V8-engined Ferrari 488 GTB rival for launch 2022, give you the latest on a sub-Model X Tesla SUV and get the lowdown on Audi’s 280bhp A1-based RS1.

Additionally, the second-generation Porsche Panamera’s advanced new technical layout is revealed, we meet the Bristol Bullet and look at Jeep’s intentions to bring a pick-up version of its Wrangler to Britain.

Also in this issue:

We drive the entry-level and rear-drive Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2, the standard Porsche Cayman 718, Renault’s Mégane in warm 1.6 TCe GT spec and the Audi A4 Allroad with a torquey 3.0-litre TDI engine.

Plus, Cadillac’s Euro-spec XT5 SUV is sampled for the first time, the camo-covered Ssangyoung Korando Sports DMZ turns heads and we subject the Ford Edge Titanium to the thorough Autocar road test.

BMW lovers are treated to a BTCC history feature where we look back at the Bavarian firm’s British saloon car racing history, we pick up an open-top Noble M600 Speedster from the car maker’s factory and see how Bentley’s Continental GT3-R fares against the racing model it’s inspired by, the GT3.

Our long-term test cars:

Say hello to our new posh pick-up, the Nissan Navara, our Seat Ibiza Cupra flaunts power and frugality and the BMW i8’s two-speed electric axle confirms hybrid power can be fun.

Deals:

Our classifieds expert looks at the growing trend of selling cars on social media, and we examine the used market for classic Fiats that start for as little as £1000.

We also remember the time legendary F1 champion Mike Hawthorn wrote in Autocar about his love and appreciation for automatic gearboxes way back in 1958, the year before his tragic death.

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