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The big reads^
66 2020’s new Land Rover Defender
We meet the design and engineering brains
tasked with reinventing a legend, plus
exclusive photos of the finished car

82 Sports car giant test
Porsche 911 and GT4 vs Lambo Huracan Evo vs
Megane RS Trophy-R vs Supra vs 600LT Spider

104 Bugatti Centodieci
Revisiting Bugatti’s short-lived Italian phase,
with the new Chiron-based Centodieci and
the Schumacher-endorsed EB

114 Ford Focus ST vs VW Golf GTI TCR
vs Hyundai i30 N
How do you respond to the upstart Korean hot
hatch? With a reborn ST and an upgraded GTI

Our cars^
126 Ariel Nomad arrives
Living day to day with one of the most
extraordinary cars currently made
130 Goodbye Hyundai Santa Fe
Six months of hard use, and nothing’s too
much trouble for the sleek seven-seater
132 Hello Ford Focus
Not a fast one, just a regular estate
134 You drive our cars
What pick-up owners think of our Merc X-Class
138 Goodbye Lexus RX450h L
The forgotten premium seven-seat SUV
142 One year in a Maserati GranTurismo
Ferrari engine, Pininfarina design...






2019’s six best new
performance cars

Te ch

30 Inside Lamborghini’s new hybrid

32 Does it work? Augmented-reality sat-nav

162 Retro tech Innovative Mercedes racers

F i rst d r ive s

34 300-mile test Ferrari F8 Tributo

44 Vauxhall Astra, by way of contrast

46 Porsche 935: driving the Moby Dick tribute

49 Volvo XC90 B5: mild hybrid diesel

50 VW ID Buggy: show car hits the dunes

52 Skoda Kamiq: small but roomy new SUV

54 Porsche 911 Carrera: the basic one

55 Alpina XD3: no-holds-barred diesel SUV


57 Letters: mostly Porsche, but a bit of Triumph

62 Gavin Green on Boris Johnson, car journalist

64 Mark Walton thinks the new Corvette’s wrong

145 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly plus how to
spec the perfect Porsche 718 Cayman GT



8 Audi RS6 and RS7: petrol V8 two ways
11 Georg Kacher on Merc’s tough decisions

12 BMW M4: straight-six heaven

14 Aston Martin: financial troubles looming

16 Fernando Alonso’s Dakar gamble
20 Inquisition PSA’s tireless Carlos Tavares

26 Ferdinand Piech: the incredible legacy

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