This week’s issue of Autocar includes news that will send a tingle of excitement down the spines of hot hatch enthusiasts everywhere – details of the next Ford Focus RS.
Ford is fettling the range-topping Focus, which is due to get 330bhp, enough to go toe-to-toe with rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG.
What’s more, our scoop story lifts the lid on seven new rivals that are preparing to pitch into the increasingly frantic hot hatch market.
The new Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster is also unveiled in this week’s issue. The British manufacturer’s new 565bhp, 201mph offering is its fastest drop-top yet.
Also in this week’s magazine, we carry out a full assessment of the BMW i8 hybrid sports car on British roads for the first time.
We also have our first drive in the new Bentley Continental GT Speed, which is the British manufacturer’s fastest-ever four-seat grand tourer, with a claimed top speed of 206mph.