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New TG magazine out now, starring the McLaren Speedtail
Plus: retro special, Chris Harris on the RR Cullinan, and a hatchback group test
Welcome to the new issue of Top Gear magazine, out now. More importantly, welcome to the new McLaren Speedtail. Three-seat hypercars have been in short supply ever since McLaren tore up the rulebook with the original F1, but now they’re at it again. Only this time, those three seats have been complemented by 1,036bhp, a £2m price tag and a 250mph top speed. Top Gear mag has the full story on McLaren’s newest Ultimate Series.
Once you’ve wrapped your head around that, wrap it around this: the original Ruf CTR Yellowbird won hearts and minds with its filmed assault on the Nürburgring more than 30 years ago. It’s still one of the coolest, most exciting Nürburgring laps ever. If not the coolest. Now, its successor is finally here. First, we explore the original, 001-model Ruf, before heading out in the 2017 CTR, the Yellowbird’s spiritual successor. Deploy the white socks…
We also take a look at the best retro creations and the recipes to make them, including a virtual reality rendering of the legendary Lamborghini Countach. Rolling around on your knees inspecting imaginary wheel details? That’s the real future.
A future which will also contain a car known as the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Chris Harris was not originally smitten by the big Rolls. So the perfect man to go and drive it for us, then. Read his take on the newest SuperSUV in the new issue, out now.
Plus, we test the Pikes Peak-winning VW I.D R racer, which makes even the best test drivers feel funny, theno take on the Carpathian Mountains in… a 115bhp Dacia Duster. Why not?
On top of all that, there’s everything else we could fit in, including our usual array of first drives, opinion columns and Top Gear Garage long term tests, which cover everything from a Ford van to a Mercedes-AMG GT R.