The new Vauxhall Astra heads up our extra-large reviews section this month. It’s the car that might just save GM Europe, but is it any good? We head into the depths of Wales to find out.
Also in Drives this month, we get lairy in the Mercedes E63 AMG estate, Mazda3 MPS, 911 Turbo, Vauxhall Insignia VXR estate and Nissan 370Z Roadster, and put our slightly-more-sensible hats on for the new BMW X1, Fiat Punto Evo, Skoda Superb Combi and a pair of Infinitis.
Oh, and AGCO Terragator. Yes, it’s as extreme as it sounds...
The December issue of Top Gear magazine goes on sale today, and – if you’ll permit us to blow our metaphorical trumpet for a second – it’s proper cracker.
Kicking off proceedings is an under-the-metal look at Toyota’s most exciting car in, er, bloody ages – the FT-86. We’ve got all the news on the brilliant new rear-drive coupe, as well as some mad metal from the Tokyo motor show and some very British bikes.
There’s also an exclusive preview of Series 14 of Top Gear, which starts on Sunday November 15. We head backstage with the production crew to find out exactly what to expect from what promises to be the wildest series yet. And, as always, we bring you the latest musings from Jeremy, James and Richard.
So what are you waiting for? Get down the newsagents and grab a copy of Britain’s biggest car magazine. Or, better still, subscribe and save yourself a packet.
It’s a veritable hot hatch explosion in Features this month, as the new Megane Renaultsport goes head-to-head with the mental Focus RS and the shiny new VW Scirocco R.
Elsewhere, we thrash the Lexus LFA on track, clock up 2,500 miles across rainy Europe in a KTM X-Bow, assemble 17 tuned Nissan GT-Rs… and tell you how to ride from Australia to London on a £500 scooter.