World's best car group test; full Ferrari F12 road test; free 64-page McLaren P1 supplement; Mazda RX-7 buying guide; Aston Martin Vanquish Volante tested
Jim Holder
5 November 2013

This week's Autocar magazine stars a £1 million group test with the ambitious goal of ascertaining what the world's best car is. Certain to spark lively debate, the test lines the Rolls-Royce Phantom up against the new Mercedes S-class, Range Rover, Bentley Mulsanne and Jaguar XJ.

Nor does the debate end there: we also road test the new Ferrari F12, delivering the definitive verdict and independent test data on the mind-blowing supercar, and pit the McLaren 12C road car against a British Touring Car Championship racer and British Superbike racer, to ascertain just how quick a road-legal supercar is against these track stars.

Adding more fuel to the fire, Autocar buyers in the UK will also get a free 64-page supplement on the McLaren P1, another car which could lay claim to the best car in the world title. Full details of the McLaren P1 supplement can be found here.

It's not all about top-end cars, however, as Autocar continues to champion the full spectrum of vehicles. So it is that we also have a long-term test car update on James Ruppert's £500 BMW 7-series, a Vauxhall Adam and a Renaultsport Clio, plus a used buying guide on the Mazda RX-7, now available from £5000.

Other highlights include a feature on a Suzuki Jimny that has been driven around the world and first drives of the Ford Tourneo Connect, Audi RS7 and Aston Martin Vanquish Volante. James Ruppert also takes a look at used Morgans, offering advice on which to buy and which to avoid.

News leads include the inside line on the Mercedes-Benz GT AMG, which is set to launch next year and rival the Porsche 911, Mercedes' plans for a new straight-six modular engine, news of the 94mpg Peugeot 208 that's set for production in 2016 and the full details of the next-generation Subaru WRX.

Autocar magazine is available through all good newsagents, and available to download from Zinio and the Apple iTunes store.

You can also buy one-off copies of Autocar magazine from Newsstand, delivered to your door the morning after.

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5 November 2013
:O Shock, 5 stars for F12 road test? Though 4.5 is still pretty good :> And whatever happened to your 0-100-0 showdowns? Probably not as fun to read as it is to put together and publish but a lot more interesting than 'Supercar vs Superbike' etc. Please bring 'em back..

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