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This month’s Top Gear magazine celebrates the strange, odd, and curious cars that somehow capture our imagination, and mark themselves indelibly on the motoring landscape. Cars with… soul.
Jeremy Clarkson kicks off proceedings with the Lexus LFA, a car with an insane £360k price tag, and plenty of irritating nuances. But despite the pitfalls, Jeremy describes it as “the greatest car I’ve ever driven”.
We’ve also got our hands on a new incarnation of an old soulful legend, the Corvette Stingray. In recent years, Corvette has done a lot to challenge US car stereotypes and has started to take the fight to the Europeans. This incarnation brings back the iconic Stingray, but are we ready for America’s next top model?
But it’s not all fire-breathing super stuff - cars with soul come in all sizes. For urbanites looking to convey their charismatic side, the Fiat 500 has been the city car of choice for a number of years. But Vauxhall’s now looking to get in on the act with the new Adam. We put them head-to-head to find out which will emerge as the metrosexual market-leader.
A celebration of soul wouldn’t be complete without taking the time to appreciate some old heroes. We say a teary goodbye to the Subaru Impreza Turbo (long live the king!), and Richard Hammond drives the ultimate hot hatch, the Renault Clio Williams.
We also meet the team behind the Bloodhound, the world’s fastest car. Getting behind the wheel of this incredible machine will require soul in abundance. And colossal manparts…
Read all this and much more, only in the February issue of Top Gear magazine - out now!
Also this month…
The greatest, gobbiest biker in the world talks frankly to Top Gear. After dominating for so many years, he’s hit a rough patch. So will he make the move to four wheels? (Please?)
Lap of England
We travel 2,248 miles in search of the best 250 miles of road in England. Who says you need to go abroad for exciting driving adventures.
Once again, we find time to break some records, not perhaps any you’ve heard of (One Mile Flying Start?), but records nonetheless.
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In addition, we still found the time to review some of the best new cars on the market, including the Aston Martin DB9, Lexus LS, Audi RS5, BMW M5, Khan LR Defender, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes SLS GT3…. plus the last word in US law enforcement with the new (and very RoboCop-esque) Ford Police Interceptors.
Get all this, plus the usual thoughts from Clarkson, Hammond and May, only in the new issue of Top Gear magazine - out now.
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