Every month CAR interviews the stars of motorsport, demystifies the latest in-car technology and shares our writers’ passion for car culture and car design. Discover the world’s newest and most exciting cars: join us to drive everything from supercars and hot hatches to family cars.
Welcome • ‘Senna versus Prost in the gravel-trap dust, P1 versus LaFerrari’
Wild Horses (all 819 of them) • To make sure everyone’s convinced by its new V6 hybrid, Ferrari’s thrown everything at the ‘epoch-making’ 296 GTB. Turns out Maranello’s ‘everything’ is a quite a bit.
Georg Kacher’s inside line • Porsche, Bugatti and Rimac joint venture… all-electric 998 hypercar for 2028…
Confirmed: Alpine’s sporty all-electric crossover • Group Renault is going all in on making Alpine more than a one-hit wonder.
New 2-series Coupe: normal service is resumed • Not ready for an EV or a dumpy front-drive hatch? Still keen on the whole Ultimate Driving Machine thing? Then this one’s for you.
WE’VE DRIVEN IT. AND WOW!
5 extraordinary things about Lambo’s final V12 Aventador • Limited-edition coupe and roadster end an era in style.
Forty years on, Audi’s Dakar debut • Surely Audi Sport has done the desert race? No. But now it’s crafting an electrified game-changer
911 GTS or GT3 Touring? • Another month, a couple more tasty 911s. This time it’s the ‘sweet spot’ GTS and the under-the-radar GT3. Where should your money go?
‘I was like Cortez burning ships’ • Hennessey Performance is 30 years old – boss John enthuses about what’s next
A Roller for the seas • Well, inspired by them anyway
Time to look back • Retro limited editions; hurry or you’ll miss out.
21st century Transit • UK start-up Arrival is cleaning up with its 215-mile electric van and revolutionising taxis with Uber, says Jake Groves
YOUR UBER IS AROUND THE CORNER
Maserati’s hybrid hack • You want a Maserati without the fuel bills. Maser wanted a hybrid without the weight.
Axsim: Cranfield’s G-force machine • Military-grade technology? Check. Visceral sensations? Check. This isn’t your average F1 racing sim.
Off the grid • Inspired by the F1 safety car, this track-ready Vantage is the first car signed off by Aston Martin’s new management. Stopgap or showstopper?
ASTON’S F1 VANTAGE: THE REAL DEAL
Buying? That’s so 2020… • But renting an 01 PHEV from Lynk & Co could make a lot of sense
Because they can • ‘Entry-level’ droptop GT needed improving – so Ferrari’s improved it
The tail wags the dog • Skoda’s first electric car isn’t just like a VW ID.4 – it’s better
Four to the flaw • There’s much to like about the C-Class, but that doesn’t include the engines
Saint and sinner • An electric 911 conversion is as angelic as it is sacrilegious – but we’re convinced
Letter of the month
Opinion • VIRTUAL MIRRORS + SILLY ASTON + ELEGANT BENTLEY + RIMAC!
Rolls-Royce Boat Tail
GAVIN GREEN THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE
MARK WALTON THE INCURABLE ENTHUSIAST
CHAPMAN’S CAYMAN • What could possibly be a worthy climax to 60-plus years of making petrol-powered sports cars? Meet the all-new Emira, the last of the line before Lotus goes electric
TO LOTUS WITH LOVE • Seven reasons our heart belongs to Hethel
ELECTRIFY, THEN ADD GREATNESS • The genius Lotus 72 is the most successful F1 car of all time. The electric Evija is the embodiment of New Lotus. Any of the old magic in the newcomer? We drive them to find out
THAT LOTUS MAGIC • 3 INNOVATIONS THAT MADE THE 72 A WORLD-BEATER
THAT LOTUS MAGIC • 3 INNOVATIONS AT THE HEART OF THE EVIJA
‘LEWIS IS HAUNTED BY THE...