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Ferrari’s the global titan and Lotus the waking giant
F1’s future: the first three days • After last year’s explosive finale, the biggest overhaul of F1’s technical regs in years promises closer racing and more overtaking. Tom Clarkson reports from the first test
BMW’s CTO talks Neue Klasse and new halo car... 6-series could return...
Nissan’s new e-Micra • Sharing a platform and know-how with Renault means Nissan can renew its hatch as an EV.
Gran Turismo 7: a love letter to car culture • Kazunori Yamauchi’s latest iteration of the Gran Turismo series is so much more than a racing game.
DS builds a wild Taycan rival • Shame it’s just for component testing
‘It’s a mix of glamour and gasoline’ • The 911 superfan sings the praises of old-school grand touring as his firm’s new era begins
Six questions only we would ask
Skoda’s sporty EV • Enyaq vRS is mean and very green
All hands on deck • So many dials, so many hands, so little point. All hail the motorsport chronograph!
The thinking man’s Porsche • Engineered in the UK by ex-Lotus and F1 brains, Polestar’s 2025 flagship is shaping up nicely. It’s also pushing the limits of bonded alumimium.
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Morgan’s new Super 3 • How has Malvern made its wacky toy more user-friendly?
Is this sci-fi skylight such a bright idea? • Porsche’s Variable Light Control roof is clearly futuristic, arty and expensive, but is it actually useful?
The next episode • The Lucid Air aims to out-Tesla Tesla by combining the interior of a luxury car and the handling of a sports car with must-have desirability
‘WE’RE IN THE ‘30s’: LUCID’S CEO
Cross? You will be • The city car is a dying breed. On this evidence that’s no great loss
The S stands for smooth • Updated S8 is more refined, cosseting and rapid than ever. Just not thrilling
No contest • Nobody else is even trying to offer this mix of ruggedness, practicality and seven seats
Bit of a non-EVent • Toyota’s first electric car is perfectly decent but rather ordinary behind its zany name
Get the experts in
Opinion • TORSIONAL STABILITY + THE MERCEDES SL + BERLINGO JOY
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‘Will electric Ferraris be as exciting as today’s V12s if they sound like a Hotpoint on its spin cycle?’
‘Now goldfish can drive we can all conclude that the notion of driving as a skill to be revered is dead’
FERRARI VERSUS LOTUS • Two exceptional new supercars from two exceptional marques. We test the newcomers, the 296 GTB and Emira, and referee the age-old rivalry
MARANELLO RISING • The Roma GT is sublime and the F8 Tributo the benchmark mid-engined supercar. Yet the V6 hybrid 296 GTB raises the bar yet again
THE RENAISSANCE CARS
THE FOUNDING FATHERS
THE 1978 RIVALS
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?
RIVALS (AND KINDRED SPIRITS)
THE LOST HEROES
THE USED BUYS
THE TEST TRACKS
WHAT A WAY TO GO • The Emira is the last ever petrol Lotus. Is it also the greatest?
BOOM, NEAR-BUST & BAHAR
ALL ABOARD! • The long-awaited reincarnation of the classic Microbus could – finally – be the electric VW we can really...