Also challenging for supremacy is our recently crowned king of the hot hatches, the Ford Focus RS. Read the full road test and verdict.
We've also driven another hardcore hero; the Lotus Elise Cup 250. Find out how we got on with it inside.
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We've driven a prototype of the upcoming Aston Martin DB11. Find out what our first impressions are.
Take a read about the next-generation technology that Mercedes-Benz plans to put in its cars in the coming years.
There's a new British electric supercar from NextEV surging into the limelight, and it's taking aim at the McLaren P1.
Our long-term test cars:
James Ruppert brings the best city runabouts for £1000, while our used buying guide finds the best cars with 'challenging styling'.
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