It’s been a long year and for your holiday delectation we’ve put together another cracking TopCar magazine. TopCar January 2015 is on sale now!
Mercedes-Benz GT S vs Porsche 911 GTS: same name but can the new V8 upstart defeat the latest 911 hero?
We travel to Europe to drive the long-awaited Opel Corsa, a practical new Mercedes-Benz B-Class, and the new smart car.
Agenda: Page 6
BMW rips up the formula for the next M6 and super-i8S. Will it rekindle the spirit of the M1 supercar?
First drives: Page 30
Mercedes-Benz has kept faith in its premium urban concept. Can the smart finally realise its full potential? Then we stretch the legs of the new Lexus NX crossover: is it as sharp to drive as the styling suggests? We also have our first go in the new Mini 5-door, and we try out Infiniti’s newest engine in the Q50 range – the 2.0-litre turbo.
Road tests: Page 34
We test the Cayman GTS – a precise driving tool designed to tame the track but get you to work comfortably, too.
Group test: Page 38
R500 000 is a lot of money in anyone’s book and in motoring terms it will buy you one of these popular status symbols – a crossover SUV. We take some new and established contenders to the countryside in search of some answers.
McLaren P1 vs LaFerrari: Page 48
Finally, two warring dynasties meet. On the hills above Maranello, for the first time ever, the world’s greatest hypercars go head-to-head.
Mercedes-AMG GTS vs Porsche 911 GTS: Page 68
Is this the moment when Mercedes at last wrestles the ‘greatest sports car’ crown from Porsche? We’re the first to test the AMG GT S against the new 911 GTS.
Also featured this month:
We take a 500kW Audi RS7 to the site of its most storied victories – Pikes Peak. We detail F1 legends Williams and their brand new tech centre, and we take a look under the covers of Porsche’s most amazing prototypes at the Porsche museum.