At Top Gear magazine we love and celebrate the supercar. But we know, in truth, the chances of owning one, or even driving one is very unlikely for the majority of us. And even if that lottery win does come in, the reality of driving a supercar on a busy, wet B-road can quickly turn the petrolhead dream into a nightmare. So this month we bring you our pick of the real-world heroes, accessible cars that can give you that fix of fast fun and cope with any stretch of tarmac. Will our B-road blasters turn out to be supercar slayers?
Leading the charge is the all-new Audi S1. We take this feisty 4WD city car across the B-roads of Sweden and Norway to see if it can live up to the quattro legacy. Elsewhere in the issue, we also take a trip back to the 80s to meet the original, and still legendary, S1 Group B rally car.