Autocar magazine 21 February – out now

Jimi Beckwith
21 February 2018
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This week"s big news - we"ve got the inside line on the Ford Focus RS - it"s going hybrid, with 400bhp and 425lb ft. Read the full story in this week"s magazine.

That"s not all, though, there"s also the latest on the Ferrari 488 Pista, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the Kia Ceed and the proper way to find out how green your car really is. 

We"ve got some heavy-hitters tested this week, too - The Ferrari Portofino, Aston Martin DB11 Volante, Citroën C4 Cactus, Range Rover Velar P300 and a full road test of the BMW i3s. 

Also in this issue

There"s a mix of big road-going and rallying names this week; first up is our fond farewell to the Subaru WRX STi. 

Then, we put the WRX STi"s predecessor up against its most fearsome rival, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI. We also take a dip into history and explore Vauxhall"s reintroduction of the GSi badge.

Not enough? Too petrol-fuelled? We"ve taken a closer look at, and a drive in, the Tesla Model S shooting brake, the creation of a Norfolk-based coachbuilder and the idea of a businessman, who blames his dog.

Our cars

We"ve taken delivery of a top-of-the-range Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer as the latest addition to our long-term fleet, while elsewhere, the Dacia Sandero Stepway LPG leaves us. Battery issues afflict our Skoda Kodiaq long-termer. 


James Ruppert explains why it"s important to share reliability stories, good and bad, while our used buying guide tells you how to bag a £30k Porsche Panamera. 

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