This week: New Porsche 911 GT3 driven; Land Rover Discovery faces rivals; MG E-Motion and the Shanghai motor show

In this week's Autocar, we introduce the new Land Rover Discovery to its toughest rivals in a quarry, where there's mud, a camp fire and lots of jumping...

We also get a drive in Porsche's brilliant new 911 GT3, which is updated and better than ever.

Then we head off to the Shanghai motor show to meet the new MG E-Motion, a striking concept car that could send the marque back into the limelight.

Plus, Audi's designers are also on hand to explain why it's moving in a new direction, and we take a look at the 300bhp Skoda Vision E concept.

Also in this issue

Our road testers get behind the wheel of the BMW 530e iPerformance Plug-in hybrid saloon. And there's also a drive in the similarly eco-focused Volkswagen e-Golf and Nissan Micra 0.9 IG-T N-Connecta.

We delve deep into the world of Kia to take a closer look at its new go-faster saloon, the Stinger, and meet a daily-driver Lamborghini Murciélago.

Our cars

It's a welcome arrival for a Porsche 911 Carrera S to our fleet, while the Hyundai ix35 FCV's driving dynamics are evaluated.

Then we pit our Bentley Bentayga W12 petrol against the more frugal V8 diesel model.

Deals

Fancy a drop-top sports car for summer? We tempt you with used Mercedes-Benz SLKs, which can be had from just £1500.

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Our Verdict

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The new Golf R is faster than any production Volkswagen before it

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Driven this week

  • Seat Leon ST Cupra 2.0 TSI 4Drive 300PS DSG
    First Drive
    28 April 2017
    Seat's fastest Leon ST is fun to drive quickly and has enough space for all the family, but VW's own Golf R Estate is even better to drive
  • Porsche 911 GT3 manual 2017 review
    First Drive
    28 April 2017
    The new 911 GT3 is an excellent machine; does the addition of a manual gearbox make it even better?
  • Skoda Karoq
    First Drive
    28 April 2017
    The Yeti has morphed into the Karoq for its second generation, and this early drive reveals a solid, practical small SUV that could challenge the class best
  • Opel Ampera-e
    First Drive
    27 April 2017
    Opel's second-generation Ampera is smaller than the first, and now purely electric. It's also very capable with a remarkable range
  • Lotus Elise Sprint
    First Drive
    27 April 2017
    The latest incarnation of the Elise may be out of its depth on track, but on the public road it is probably the purest version since the original