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Welcome to Speed Week 2015: it’s the new TG mag!

July issue sees 19 incredible fast cars battle an attack helicopter. PLUS free retro supplement

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The new issue of TopGear magazine sees 19 of the most incredible performance cars on sale today do battle at the hairy, scary Red Bull Ring circuit in Austria.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Top Gear’s Speed Week 2015.

The plan was simple: gather together more than £2.5m of metal from
the full spectrum of fast, from supercars to hot hatches, and decamp to
one of F1’s quickest, toughest race circuits in a bid to rid Europe of
its chronic tyre surplus. We also felt it only appropriate to enlist the
services of an $11m Cobra attack helicopter and, of course, The Stig.

Yep,
an attack chopper. With 1800bhp and a 217mph top speed. And a pilot up
for a race. Clearly we needed a car fast enough to take the fight to the
heli. Enter the McLaren P1 GTR, 986bhp of very-much-not-road-legal, V8
hybrid insanity. Trust us, this is a race you don’t want to miss.

Of
course we brought along some sensible real-world metal, in the shape
of, um, the Ferrari 458 Speciale, Nissan GT-R Nismo and Corvette Z06.
And the Porsche Cayman GT4. And the Lamborghini Huracán. And the
Mercedes-AMG GT S. And the Tesla P85D taking on BMW’s i8. Well, this is
Speed Week.

For those of you who prefer your fast in all-terrain
flavour, we pitch the Ariel Nomad against the 542bhp Range Rover Sport
SVR, and Top Gear’s home-built Hyundai rally car.

Need more
metal? We also give the full track treatment to the new Mazda MX-5,
Renaultsport Megane Trophy R, Mini JCW, VW’s Golf R estate and Merc-AMG
 C63…

Free TG Retro magazine: looking backwards, thinking forwards

This
month’s issue includes a giant bonus magazine, completely free. TG
Retro looks at the old-school classics making a comeback, either in
their original form or as stunning remakes.

Headlining is the
Porsche 911 by Singer - quite possibly the coolest car on the planet -
while we also look back at Eighties icons, drive Alain Prost’s F1 car
and offer our pick of the best retro investments. We also recreate some
classic race designs on modern supercars on a pull-out poster. It’s time
to go back to the future…

Speed Week 2015 with the free TG Retro is on sale now, available in supermarkets and newsagents, or download the digital edition

Back
in the main mag, we also check out BMW’s reboot of the classic
Seventies 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile’, and take a first look at the new Vauxhall
Astra and Chevrolet Camaro.

We also found time to drive the new Honda Civic Type R, Audi Q7, Vauxhall Viva and DS 5 - the Car Formerly Known As Citroen.

Get all of this, plus thoughts from James May and Richard Hammond, in the July issue of TopGear magazine, with free Retro supplement.

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