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.
Getting more from Ferrari’s V12 is ‘really hard work’
THE RACE TO ELECTRIFY • Sustainable, more affordable and road-car relevant – like it or not, electric power is the future of motorsport, even Formula 1.
How a McLaren acquisition could work… Audi and F1… BMW and supercar access…
Alfa’s Giulia lives on! • Under new management and backed by Stellantis, Alfa’s saloon is expected to make the electric switch from 2024.
‘It’s time to act. Now’ • Yet few car makers signed to the COP26 pledge. Why not?
THE COP26 NUMBERS YOU NEED TO KNOW
7 and 9: the new magic numbers • Hyundai and Kia’s e-SUVs previewed
Radford: it’s more than you think • Just another one-note coachbuilder stuck in the past? Nah – Radford’s getting busy.
‘Le Mans never gets any easier’ • The reigning champ likes a challenge. Just as well, as the competition’s set to get really hot
Six questions only we would ask
For clever truckers • Ford’s new Ranger is playing it smart
Right time, right place • Watches designed to evoke car-linked locations.
Audi’s leap into the unknown • A new car for a new class, and a whole new bunch of risks, as Audi makes its works debut in the Dakar.
QUATTRO LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Hyperscreen: more than infotainment • It’s not just a big display in the EQS. Merc’s Hyperscreen is the springboard for a whole digital ecosystem.
IMAX LITE • HOW IT WORKS
Electric avenue • The design legends become car makers with the Battista: a £2m, 1874bhp electric hypercar. Our mission: try very hard not to crash it
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE MEET
Turned out nice again • Just when you were beginning to worry BMW had lost sight of what’s important, a timely reminder/bit of a blinder
The shock of the nouveau • Rimac Nevera and Lotus Evija too obvious? Pininfarina Battista too conventional? Then sink a couple of million into one of these
Hero or heretic? • The vaguely sacrilegious all-wheel-drive M3/M4 has landed. As has autumn…
Damn that S-Class • Audi might have got away with it were it not for the vexatious brilliance of the Merc rival
Premium? I’ll be the judge of that
Opinion • SIMPLE PLEASURES + THE V12’S RETURN + JAMIE CHADWICK
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‘EV camaraderie is the same feelgood selfrighteousness you get among cyclists’
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2022 NEW CARS • We count down the 22 Hottest cars of 2022, from Honda to Porsche via Ferrari, BMW and a Lotus SUV...
21 THE ONE (MKII) • First production car to bear Gordon Murray’s name is heir to his McLaren F1. The aim: make it even better to drive.
20 BRUTALISM • New XM is M division’s first PHEV and the first exclusively M car since the M1.
19 MAKOTO UCHIDA: NISSAN’S LIGHTNING ROD • New chief exec Makoto Uchida is a man on a mission: repair the partnership with Renault and get Nissan back on the front foot, starting with the Ariya.
18 MORE GRIP MORE GRIN • The Toyota GT86 was loveable but flawed. The GR86, being signed off here in final prototype form, cures all ills.
17 THE EV YOU WANT • Electric Porsches hit the mainstream
16 HYBRID HERESY • Out with the V8, in with the PHEV
15 A NEW BREED...