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Chris Harris presents: Top Gear’s Speed Week!

New TG mag out today: 18 incredible cars, one F1 circuit and some lederhosen. Video here

Published: 05 Oct 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to present the November issue of Top Gear magazine, and our annual Speed Week special.

We've picked the 18 best performance cars of 2016, driven across Europe and over the Alps, and ended up at the tortuous 2.7-mile Red Bull Ring in Austria, all in the name of speed. Waiting for us at the track was TG TV presenter Chris Harris – and his lederhosen – to conduct this battle royale.

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Our smorgasbord of high-octane content includes an analogue vs digital battle in the form of the Porsche 911 R and Honda NSX, a 200mph autobahn mission in the Jaguar F-Type SVR, and a hot hatch mega test as Renault's RS16 takes on the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S, Ford Fiesta ST200 and Ford Focus RS.

Also in the mix is the not-so-small matter of the £1.8m Aston Martin Vulcan, alongside the new Audi TT RS, BMW M4 GTS, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, a pair of McLarens and much, much more.

Oh, and we also borrowed a NASCAR. Because ‘Murica. Time to teach those F1 boys how to make some noise.

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After a lot of tyre smoke, some light donuting and a bit of shouting, we whittle our shortlist of 18 down to a final five, and that to a single winner: Top Gear magazine’s Performance Car of the Year 2016. Hit play above to watch the preview video...

Elsewhere in the issue, we take a look at the new Land Rover Discovery, Renault Trezor concept and Merc AMG GT C Roadster – all Paris show stars - and bring you all the best pics from the LeMons event in California; the perfect antidote to stuffy concours shows.

Plus we drive all the new cars that matter, including the Infiniti Q60, Porsche Macan GTS, Vauxhall Mokka, Mercedes-Benz E220d Estate, Fiat 124 Spider vs Mazda MX-5, Renault Scenic and many more...

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