This week’s Autocar magazine delivers verdicts on two very different performance cars. Firstly, we sample the Mercedes A45 AMG in the UK, to find out whether the 335bhp mega hatch has what it takes to beat the best.
No less exciting is the Jaguar F-type V8 S, which our road test team have forensically examined to bring you every fact and figure in the definitive verdict of Jag’s Porsche rival.
Our news pages lead with the rebirth of the Audi Quattro. The new car will be a limited-production model with a price tag far in excess of any current Audi. And Audi insiders suggest power could top 600bhp, making for a sub-4.0sec 0-62mph time.
Steve Sutcliffe’s drive of the Le Mans-winning Bentley Speed 8 kicks off our feature pages. He takes the priceless LMP icon to the Anglesey circuit to celebrate ten years since its landmark win. We also lift the lid on the BMW 3-series GT and show what goes in to building a Nissan GT-R GT3 racer.
The Mercedes S-class is in James Ruppert’s crosshairs this week, and he spills the beans on why “the best car in the world” makes a stonking used buy. Plus, the Land Rover Freelander gets the full used buying guide treatment.