In the week the LaFerrari and McLaren P1 were officially revealed at the Geneva motor show, there could only be one subject for our 20-page special in this week's Autocar magazine - the world's fastest cars.
The special edition begins with a scoop story on Audi's proposed Le Mans racer for the road, a diesel hypercar that will smash all previous performance records for oil-burning machinery.
It is followed by an eight-page investigation into this year's bumper crop of hypercars: the aforementioned LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918. Sutcliffe analyses the performance claims for each car, and talks to the men behind the companies - Luca di Montezemolo, Ron Dennis and Wolfgang Hatz - to find out what they think makes their cars stand out from the crowd.
Steve Cropley talks to the key men that made the McLaren F1, asking them to recall their experience of creating what become a performance icon, and recalls his time behind the wheel of the Ferrari 288GTO , the car that kickstarted the hypercar breed. In addition, Sutcliffe also investigates what the performance champions of the future will look like, questioning whether electric motors really can replace the V12.