Chasing Senna in the new issue of Top Gear magazine, out now!

From Estoril to Monaco in the new Senna hypercar. Plus: free retro supplement

The new issue of Top Gear magazine is out now, and it’s a big one: we take the new McLaren Senna hypercar on a 1,500 road trip from Estoril to Monaco. Why? To see if Woking’s new creation is worthy of the name.

And what a name. Ayrton’s name evokes memories of a man who was, perhaps, the singlemost focused, evocative and talented driver of his generation. Who can forget that qualifying lap in Monaco, 1988, or his drive in the wet at Donington in 1993? Indeed, Senna’s first ever Formula 1 victory came at Estoril… in the wet. It’s where we begin our journey in the new Senna, ending up at Monaco, a circuit Ayrton dominated during his career.

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Want more wild supercars? TG drives the new Zenvo TSR-S. Short name, big wing. Big wing that does funny things. Find out what, by picking up a copy of the new issue.

We also speak to Bugatti boss Stephan Winklemann on the future of the brand (and the new €5m ‘Divo’), and explore the world of the bubble car via the adorable MMS Microlino. Chris Harris also takes the track-honed Ferrari 488 Pista off-track and onto the road… cue a traffic jam of rubberneckers.

Plus, we bring the you the definitive hot hatch group test following the return of one of the big guns: the new Renault Megane RS is here, so we pit it against the Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai i30N and Cupra R.

There’s all the latest news, your monthly musings from Chris Harris and Rory Reid, and first drives of such things like the new Ford Focus, Jeep Renegade, Dacia Duster, Mercedes-AMG GT C, Ferrari 812 Superfast and Peugeot 508.

Oh, and then there’s the small matter of TG’s big Retro supplement, free with the new issue. We drive four icons from the decade that defined excess, take a look at the wonderful world of the BMW M1 Procar, and Chris Harris gives you his tips on secondhand superheroes.

So, what are you waiting for?

This month’s mag comes with a phenomenal supersize retro supplement where we drive four iconic cars that define the eighties: take a trip back in time, here

Or download to your device with bonus video content, here