Contents

The power. The passion.

Future Is Now

40 The brutal, uncompromising GT2 RS takes to the track with an unlikely counterpart, the all-electric Mission E

Barra Turns 15

62 In a V8-loving land, Ford surprised everyone by capturing the hearts of Blue Oval fans with its 4.0-litre turbo six

Time To Tune

72 The Barra is so tuneable it’s almost a crime not to extract more power – here’s what to do and what not to do

Show And Shine

74 What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. We highlight the crazy and cool concepts from the 2017 SEMA show

MOTOR awards

78 We take the chance to rate the highs, and lows, of the automotive year. It wouldn’t be ‘The Annual’ without it

High Five

98 Five-pot Audi legends of the past and present line up to showcase four decades of off-beat harmonies

Quattro Kings

108No one took all-wheel drive seriously in motorsport, until Audi started thrashing everybody

EC O6U3 PS EF iCrLstA FSaHng 52

Nissan’s 370Z Nismo takes on Ford’s American icon

FIRST FANGS 22

Camaro ZL1 1LE BMW M4 CS Subaru WRX STI Spec R BWM 230i Mercedes AMG GT S Volkswagen Golf GTI Jaguar XJR575