Jaguar F-type v Porsche 911 v Boxster S: Now we find out exactly how good the new Jag is; Porsche Cayman: full road test; Used Peugeot hot hatches from £1000
Matt Burt
23 April 2013

Hot on the heels of our first impressions of all three Jaguar F-type variants, this week we’ve been able to acquaint the new British sports car with two of its key rivals: the Porsche 911 and Boxster S.

Jaguar’s positioning of its long-awaited E-type successor at a price-point mid-way between Stuttgart’s two sports cars has been much debated, so what better way to settle the argument by tearing along some of the best drivers’ roads in the country in all three of them? Steve Sutcliffe referees the competition and provides a thought-provoking analysis.

Our road test team get their hands on the Porsche Cayman, the Boxster’s hard-topped sibling. Over eight pages, our experts prod, poke, measure and assess every aspect of the latest-generation Cayman, concluding with the definitive verdict on the car.

Fans of British metal are catered for as Matt Prior drives the last-ever TVR Tuscan to be built, and ponders what might have been if the Blackpool sports-car company hadn’t gone belly-up.

Among the new cars rated this week is the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Does the Mk7 iteration represent a magnificent return to form for one of the most famous hot hatches in history? Read our four-page analysis to find out.

This issue also includes our first impressions on the BMW M6 Gran Coupé, the latest Subaru Forester and the new Chevrolet Trax crossover. Plus, we find out how the Peugeot 208 GTI performs on Britain’s roads.

It’s been a busy week for our long-term fleet and in this issue we say hello to our Toyota Auris Hybrid as we embark on a quest to see what kind of economy we can squeeze out of the petrol-electric hatchback. There are also updates on our Volvo V40, Chevrolet Volt and Dacia Sandero.

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It’s a good time of year to sniff out a bargain, and our used car guru James Ruppert explains what to look out for on the market. Our three-page used buying guide focuses on the seventh-generation Toyota Celica, which can be found for as little as £1000.

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