Full McLaren P1 road test; the top 100 best-ever British cars; new Lamborghini Huracán tested; the past, present and future of the UK car business

This week's stellar 220-page Autocar plays host to the best that Britain has to offer, including a full and exclusive rundown of what the new McLaren P1 is really capable of.

Our team of road testers are the only ones to have put McLaren's new hypercar through its paces in proper timed and datalogged testing, enabling you to find out just how fast the 903bhp P1 really is.

But it's not all about the new this week, as we celebrate Britain's motoring achievements throughout the decades. We tour our country's automotive landmarks, interview the people who make the industry tick and catalogue the best-ever British cars – as voted for by our readers.

The news section is packed with the latest from Rolls-Royce on its upcoming models, Volvo's self-driving car developments, the inside line on Aston Martin's new platform and the newest variant of the high-performance Ariel Atom.

Elsewhere, Steve Sutcliffe puts the hammer down in the new Lamborghini Huracán to find out if the Gallardo successor is all that it needs to be for the fiery Italian brand.

We've also a road test of the devastatingly rapid new Porsche 911 Turbo cabrio, the frugal Mercedes-Benz S-class S300 Hybrid and the economical Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI.

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Our Verdict

McLaren P1

The stakes couldn't be higher, so has the P1 risen to the challenge?

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7 May 2014
Didn't think it was worth the dosh.

Peter Cavellini.

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