Weighing less than a Fiesta, more power-to-weight than a Veyron, 0–62mph in 2.5 seconds, 570bhp, lots (and lots) of carbon, welcome to the dark side...
Think of any Lamborghini. Now double it, and add 573. You’ll be thinking of the Sesto Elemento, quite possibly the scariest-looking hypercar ever conceived, and this month’s cover star. Read how Richard Hammond takes it for an exclusive track test at the legendary Imola circuit.
As you may already have seen in our exclusive behind-the-scenes video from the new series of Top Gear, every single aspect of this incredible machine has been designed to trim weight: a plastic windscreen to ergonomic ‘seat’ pads, revolutionary carbon-fibre bodywork to a very minimal dashboard (well, no dashboard, to be more accurate). This car is a statement – a statement from Lamborghini that less is more and the future of performance will come equally from weight reduction as it does from greater power.
The Sesto is also about engagement with the driver. And judging by the grin we cannot remove from Richard’s face, the Sesto might have just achieved its goal...
PORSCHE 911 GT3
The hardcore 911 has arrived, and it’s time to see whether this incarnation is the best from the last 50 years. Then we decided to introduce the 911 to its tougher, somewhat insane cousins, the GT3 Cup and Moby Dick. Family reunions have never been so noisy…
GT vs GTI
James May gives his opinions on whether the Kia Pro_Cee’d GT can take on the VW Golf GTI in the battle of the hot hatches; with the Kia a full £6,000 cheaper, it could well be a contender...
JAGUAR PROJECT 7
A design study that marries D-type heritage with F-Type performance. Who better to investigate than The Stig?
“I was the worst F1 driver definitely” – Twitter legend Taki Inoue talks to us about his indifferent time in F1 over a pint in Monaco…
TOP GEAR'S LAP OF SCOTLAND
Home of the braveheart, land of the free-range haggis, but has Scotland got any decent driving roads?
A rebel without a cause, bathed in Californian sunshine: it’s the 1958 Corvette. Richard Hammond falls in love with a true rock and roll icon.
THE LATEST REVIEWS
Plus, of course we’ve managed to pack in loads of great new car reviews this month, including the BMW 435i Sport Auto, Skoda Octavia vRS, Audi RS7, VW Golf GTD, Vauxhall VXR8, Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, Ford Focus ST Mountune Estate, Alpina B3 Bi-Turbo, KTM X-Bow GT, Clio RenaultSport Cup and much more...
AND FREE RUSH MOVE PREVIEWS!
We’ve teamed up with StudioCanal to give every reader an exclusive preview package of the long-awaited new Formula One movie Rush. Directed by two-time Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (who you will remember from a recent episode of popular motoring show Top Gear), Rush tells the exhilarating true story of the rivalry of Seventies drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
The preview package includes:
- Interviews with director Ron Howard
- Unseen movie clips
- Official trailers
- Behind the scenes
- Wallpapers, galleries, posters and much more...
Details of how to download can be found in the September issue of Top Gear magazine – on sale now.
Get all of this, plus the usual opinions, thoughts and rants from Clarkson, Hammond and May. The September issue of Top Gear magazine is on sale now!
Want more? Then have a look at some action from our Porsche GT3 test below…