Contents

The power. The passion.

DECEMBER 2017

52

Stinger vs SS

Morley investigates the twin-turbo Kia Stinger against the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline

62

Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai’s first hot hatch promises a lot.

We belt one over some of Europe’s worst, and best, roads to gauge the fuss

70

Time Attack

We play fly on the wall as the world’s fastest tin-tops pour into Sydney’s Motorsport Park

76

M-Factor

Up close and personal with BMW’s new ground-breaking M5. Now unwrapped and all details laid bare

84

Type R v GTI

The Civic Type R must regain Honda’s mojo, but a trimmer, tauter Golf GTI stands in its way. Game on

94

Pin-Up Models

We go for one nostalgic late night thrash in Porsche, Lamborghini, and Ferrari’s greatest hits from the 80s

104

Three Kings

Renault’s finest F1 machines take us through the brand’s storied, and distinguished, history in the sport

22 FIRST FANGS

Cayenne Turbo McLaren 540C Volkswagen Golf R RR SV Autobiography BMW M760Li XDrive BMW 125i Aston Martin DB11 Rolls-Royce Phantom

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Renault is taking risks with its new Megane RS

REGULARS

9 Ed’s Letter

We are entering a new golden era for the hot hatch

10 The News

Polestar breaks away from Volvo; 0-400-0km/h wars

18 The Vent

Past, present, future. Make your thoughts known

20 Sweet Dream

Why BMW should – and how they could – bring back the 1M

114 Geek Speak

Carbon fi bre tries to reinvent the wheel

116 Cool Kit

Our latest wallet-lightening catalogue for auto-enthusiasts

118 Garage

It’s a fond farewell for both our 86 and M140i long termers

122 New vs Used

Is the Kia Stinger the spiritual successor to Ford’s XR6 Turbo?

123 Chart Attack

Shining a light on our local model’s last months on sale

125 Columns

Our columnists ask what if, would I, and why?

131 Hot Source

More numbers at which you could throw a calculator

146 Hero Worship

We bet you’ve never heard of this V12 tyre-fryer