This week, we've driven Ferrari's fastest-ever production road car, the F12 Berlinetta and we bring you the technical secrets of Jaguar's new C-X75 supercar

This week's Autocar magazine is headlined by our drive of Ferrari's fastest-ever production road car, the F12 Berlinetta. Power comes from a 6.3-litre V12 engine, which produces no less than 730bhp and 508lb ft torque.

The numbers? The F12 is good for a 0-62mph time of just 3.1sec, will hit 211mph flat out and costs just under a quarter of a million pounds. You can read the full story of the drive in our in-depth eight-page feature.

The news section is headed by our full technical details of Jaguar's 500bhp blown 1.6-litre C-X75 supercar. The new model's engine sits alongside a pair of the "world's most powerful electric motors" to give it a top speed in excess of 200mph.

We also bring you the latest news of the two-door, 600bhp version of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, which will be unveiled at next year's Geneva show, plus details of Audi's revised R8 and the overhauled Lexus LS, which goes on sale later this year.

In our first drive section you'll find our review of the renewed Mercedes-Benz GL, a premium seven-seat 4x4 that will be among the most expensive off-roaders on sale when it lands in the UK next year. The question is, can it knock the class-leading Range Rover off its perch?

Other tests include the Toyota Prius Plug-in, a car which promises 134.5mpg and 49g/km CO2, as well as the new Ford Ranger and rapid Audi S7.

In our Ferrari-themed features section, we delve into the Autocar archives to bring you our favourite front-engined Ferraris. We also investigate how to buy a used Ferrari for just £10k.

Meanwhile, our long-term test fleet updates include a final report on the Kia Picanto, and our used buying guide highlights the highs and lows of buying a Mitsubishi Evo VIII.

As ever, the magazine is available from all good newsagents, or available for download from Zinio or the Apple iTunes store.

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31 July 2012

Ahhh bobbins! 1st of August is tomorrow, which means I need to work out my VAT return Sad

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