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Honda Civic Type R vs rivals: new TG mag out now!

A hot hatch mega-test, Aston's £2.5m hypercar and Gran Turismo made real...

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This month’s issue of Top Gear is a hot hatch extravaganza, with the new, unhinged and bewinged Honda Civic Type R at the centre. The team heads off to Cheddar Gorge to put the ballistic new Type R through its paces, ahead of a gruelling, bruising battle with its hot hatch rivals: the Seat Leon Cupra, Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen’s Golf R face off against the new Type R on gnarly Welsh B-roads.

This issue comes with a FREE supersize retro supplement where we live out our PlayStation fantasies with a Gran Turismo group test: Nissan Skyline, Honda NSX, Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Evo, Mazda RX-7 and the classic Toyota Supra take to the track. Pick up a copy here

Next up, we meet the Aston Martin set to topple the holy trinity of LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1. Our world exclusive interview reveals the secrets of the 1,000bhp+, £2.5m Valkyrie as we dig beneath the skin of Adrian Newey’s incredible creation. Then it’s onto Top Gear’s great big family SUV test as we pit the Skoda Kodiaq against its rivals.

Meanwhile, Chris Harris heads off to Maranello for a blast in the new Ferrari 812 Superfast. His reaction? “There is much witchcraft occurring within this chassis.” Pick up a copy of the issue for the full Harris verdict.

TG also heads to a secret test facility to get early access to the hugely anticipated Alpine sports car, and we talk to TVR’s new boss Les Edgar about the exciting future of the brand.

Plus, we review all the cars that matter: Audi RS5, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Kia Stinger, Renault Koleos, Alfa Romeo Giulia vs Jaguar XE, Mercedes E-Class cabrio, Volkswagen Arteon, and much more…

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