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We drive the Aston Martin DB11 and find out which car offers the best bang for your buck
Doug Revolta Autocar
2 mins read
10 August 2016

In this week’s Autocar we name the best-value performance cars in Britain and drive Aston Martin’s crucial new DB11: “one of the finest GT cars ever”.

We’ve also got the lowdown on Nissan’s radical EV concept, the BladeGlider, a potential Nürburgring lap record for the McLaren P1 LM and news of a hot Seat Ateca Cupra. There's also first details of a fixed-roof version of the Fiat 124 Spider, and information about Hyundai's N division plotting a Ford Focus RS rivalling i30 N.

Also in this issue:

As well as the DB11, we drive the new motorsport-inspired Caterham Seven 310R, which proves to be one of the best-balanced Sevens to date.

Our reviewers give the full road test treatment to the Porsche 718 Cayman S, and test two new BMW plug-in hybrids, the BMW 740Le xDrive and BMW i3 94Ah.


We examine price-to-power ratios and draw some fascinating conclusions, and talk to the Brit who designs pick-ups for Americans. Plus, we test the Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet’s off-road credentials and find out what makes Hyundai’s World Rally Championship team tick.

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Our long-term test cars:

We bid farewell to our Suzuki Vitara and compare the Vauxhall Astra’s running costs to those of a Renault Zoe. Meanwhile, we do some mile crunching in the Volkswagen Golf.


James Ruppert chooses a £3000 car for teenagers, and John Evans convinces us as to why we need a used Aston Martin DB9.

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