The June issue of Top Gear Magazine is here, and there’s only one car taking centre stage this month – the brand new Ford Fiesta ST. The latest in a line of TG favourites, we send the three-cylinder supermini on a themed tour of the UK: Scotland, Wales and England, with a typical mix of Scottish, Welsh and English weather to accompany, across road, track, and even sand. 1,850 miles later, does the 197bhp Fiesta ST live up to its reputation?
For a road trip with a little less rain, the new V6 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon gets the ultimate American treatment. We aim for the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, but get a little distracted on the way…
Rolls Royce’s new Cullinan SUV also gets a look in… and the looks are a discussion in themselves. Alongside the not-so-small matter of its herculean 563bhp twin-turbo V12.
After something smaller? Supermini favourites the Volkswagen Up GTI and Suzuki Swift Sport take on the countryside roads of Wales in the best Saturday-morning wake-up call you can think of, while the Alpine A110 and Porsche 718 Cayman keep you up with an after-dark exploration of London town. 249bhp versus 345, 4.5sec vs 4.6sec from 0-62mph – but does it really matter? We’re not so sure…
We also get behind the wheel of the prototype Ferrari 488 Pista with 711bhp, check out Jag’s Project 8 and look at the Aston Martin DB11 AMR. Plus, a chat with Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham and his life in cars.
Back to the real world and we’ve got all our usual drives of the best new cars, including the, um, real-world, 641bhp Lamborghini Urus SUV, BMW i8 Roadster, Mercedes-AMG G63, and - in case those were a bit too boring - the McLaren Senna on track.
Plus there’s the array of long-termers that live in the TG car park – we say hello to the Audi RS4 and the Hyundai i30N, and wave goodbye to our much-loved Land Rover Discovery.
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