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Top Gear magazine: 20th anniversary special issue!

  1. TG MAG CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

    This month, Top Gear Magazine turns 20. The big 2-0. In that time it’s sold more than 66 million copies worldwide, and driven in excess of 5,000 cars on more than one million miles through hell and high water to bring you the biggest and best stories in motoring. And drifting. Lots and lots of drifting.

    To celebrate, this month’s bumper collectors’ edition takes a sepia-tinted, glassy-eyed look back over 20 years of TG.

    As well as reminiscing about cock-ups past, we crown our favourite car from last 20 years. Thankfully, we had you lot to give us a helping hand, else we’d still be arguing. And throwing things - mainly at each other, occasionally through plate-glass windows.

    Over 100,000 of you voted in our poll, leaving us in little doubt as to which car deserved the top spot. The Bugatti Veyron. Read why in this month’s TopGear Magazine.

    Here’s how the rest of our top 10 ended up:

    1. Bugatti Veyron (2005)
    2. VW Golf GTI (2005)
    3. Rolls-Royce Phantom (2003)
    4. Ferrari 458 (2009)
    5. Porsche Boxster (1996)
    6. BMW 320d (1999)
    7. Ford Focus (1998)
    8. Porsche 911 (1993)
    9. Renault Clio Williams (1993)
    10. Lexus LFA (2010)

    Less difficult/violent/painful was naming the worst car of the past 20 years. And let’s not beat about the bush. It’s the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible.

    See the rest of TG’s Unlucky 13, and the full Top 50 countdown, only in the October issue of Top Gear Magazine, on-sale now.

    PLUS… 

    WIN A TOYOTA GT86!
    To enter our competition to win TG’s car of the year, the Toyota GT86 - CLICK HERE

    SAVE 50% - SUBSCRIBE FOR JUST £25! 
    For the 20th anniversary we’re giving you our best subscription offer ever - CLICK HERE

    iPAD INTERACTIVE EDITION!
    Get the 20th special in full interactive digital-ness on the iPad - CLICK HERE

  2. SOMETIMES THINGS GO WRONG

    Top Gear was present for the untimely demise in 2008 of the quite remarkable Mazda Furai Concept. Find out how (if that picture hasn’t clued you in…) in our bumper anniversary issue.

    To lighten the mood, we also recount some of our most epic road trips, take a trip down memory lane with a look at our first ever - rather beige - issue, list some of Jeremy’s most memorable musings, and speak to some loyal readers who, however inadvisably, had themselves a few Top Gear adventures all of their own.

    Read more in our 20th anniversary special feature this month.

    PLUS! 

    WIN A TOYOTA GT86!
    To enter our competition to win TG’s car of the year, the Toyota GT86 - CLICK HERE

    SAVE 50% - SUBSCRIBE FOR JUST £25! 
    For the 20th anniversary we’re giving you our best subscription offer ever - CLICK HERE

    iPAD INTERACTIVE EDITION!
    Get the 20th special in full interactive digital-ness on the iPad - CLICK HERE

  3. MORE OF THE USUAL GOODNESS 

    It may be our 20th anniversary special, but we still managed to find the time to bring you the best news and reviews from the world of motoring this month.
    First up, we take new Corvette Stingray for a spin stateside to see if the old Yankee can fight back against the dominance of the old world sports cars.

    In the news we take a look at the stunning Ferrari 458 Speciale, see the return of Smart with the FourJoy and check out Volvo’s new Concept Coupe.

    We find out whether the new breed of SUV superminis from Nissan, Renault and Peugeot can compete with the Fiat Panda in the battle of the baby crossovers.

    We take a look at the Jaguar C-X17 crossover concept, drive the sublime Rolls Royce Wraith and see whether the new Jaguar XFR-S can keep up with its competitors.

    Also reviewed this month is the Porsche 911 Turbo S, Caterham 620 R, Jaguar XJR, Bentley Flying Spur, BMW X5, Peugeot 308, and BMW i8.

    Plus, former BBC F1 presenter Jake Humphrey takes our Driving Test and the Honda Civic Type-R takes centre stage in Richard Hammond’s Icons.

    Get all this, plus many more reviews and our guide to every new car that counts in the October issue of Top Gear Magazine, on sale now.

    PLUS! 

    WIN A TOYOTA GT86!
    To enter our competition to win TG’s car of the year, the Toyota GT86 - CLICK HERE

    SAVE 50% - SUBSCRIBE FOR JUST £25! 
    For the 20th anniversary we’re giving you our best subscription offer ever - CLICK HERE

    iPAD INTERACTIVE EDITION!
    Get the 20th special in full interactive digital-ness on the iPad - CLICK HERE

  4. AMBITIOUS, NOT RUBBISH

    It may be our 20th anniversary, but that doesn’t mean we’ve gone all gooey-eyed and, in a nostalgia-induced haze, forgotten to give you the stuff you’d normally expect from Top Gear Magazine. Namely, ruddy great features.

    Not having the budget to finance a Top Gear motor racing team, we find out whether it’s possible to form a one-man band, and go racing with nothing more than a tow-bar equipped Aerial Atom, a trailer twice the size of the car, and a jar of Spam.

    We visit LA to see how cars can actually save lives by meeting some pretty serious gang members who, without their lowriders, would most likely be six-feet under by now, and we go down under to drive the insane 576bhp Holden HSV GTS and go in search of some true Aussie muscle cars.

    Read it all in the October issue, on-sale now.

    PLUS! 

    WIN A TOYOTA GT86!
    To enter our competition to win TG’s car of the year, the Toyota GT86 - CLICK HERE

    SAVE 50% - SUBSCRIBE FOR JUST £25! 
    For the 20th anniversary we’re giving you our best subscription offer ever - CLICK HERE

    iPAD INTERACTIVE EDITION!
    Get the 20th special in full interactive digital-ness on the iPad - CLICK HERE

  5. WIN TG’S CAR OF THE YEAR – THE TOYOTA GT86!

    To celebrate our twentieth anniversary, we at Top Gear Magazine have teamed up with Toyota to offer you the chance to win our reigning Car Of The Year, the stunning GT86.

    That’s right. An entire GT86 worth £24,995. A new one. Complete with wheels, tyres, floor mats, the whole lot. A box-fresh, 197bhp slice of rear-drive, coupe-shaped goodness, a machine of sheer mechanical rightness.

    “It’s a car designed for one thing only: fun. It is a lovely car to drive…” 
    Jeremy Clarkson

    PLUS! 

    WIN A TOYOTA GT86!
    To enter our competition to win TG’s car of the year, the Toyota GT86 - CLICK HERE

    SAVE 50% - SUBSCRIBE FOR JUST £25! 
    For the 20th anniversary we’re giving you our best subscription offer ever - CLICK HERE

    iPAD INTERACTIVE EDITION!
    Get the 20th special in full interactive digital-ness on the iPad - CLICK HERE

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