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MOTOR January issue preview

By Scott Newman, 03 Dec 2015 News

MOTOR January issue preview

A quick look at the main stories in our January issue

It may have only just ticked over into December, but thanks to the quirks of publishing welcome to the January 2016 issue of MOTOR. To buy your subscription for Motor magazine click here.

Here's what you can expect from this month's mag.

Australia is one of only two markets to receive Chrysler's updated 300 SRT. What better way to welcome it than a match-up with a 400kW HSV station wagon? Some pretty impressive numbers on the strip from these two.

MOTOR-February -2016-Chrysler -300-SRT-vs -HSV-Clubsport -R8-LSAThe emissions noose has tightened around the neck of the Porsche 911 and forced it to turn to turbos, but has it changed the driving experience? Editor DC delivers the verdict from the car's international launch with further evaluation from our European correspondent Georg Kacher.

MOTOR-February -2016-Porsche -991-CarreraAnother car that's recently ditched a wonderful atmo engine for turbos is the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe. Can it stand up to Stuttgart's newly boosted icon?

MOTOR-February -2016-Mercedes -AMG-C63-Coupe -vs -Porsche -911-CarreraMazda's stunning new RX-Vision concept put everyone in a spin, promising a return of the rear-drive rotary-powered sports car. There are quite a few hurdles to clear, but Mazda is keen for this concept to become a reality.

MOTOR-February -2016-Mazda -RX-VisionThe new Cooper JCW is the fastest MINI ever, but can it capture the magic of its iconic grandfather? Daniel DeGasperi reports from the winding back roads of rural NSW.

MOTOR-February -2016-MINI-old -and -newFull coverage from the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas, highlighting everything that's new and exciting in the world of aftermarket tuning.

MOTOR-February -2016-SEMAMcLaren's range of turbocharged terrors have never been short on speed, however with the new 570S it appears it's discovered the all-important fun factor, too. This could be the car to give Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini et al a real fright.

MOTOR-February -2016-Mc Laren -570SWith 850kW and more than 1500Nm between them, these two force-fed family haulers are capable of terrifying sports cars in a straight line, but can they do corners? 

MOTOR-February -2016-BMW-X5-M-vs -Mercedes -AMG-GLE-63We've also driven plenty of excellent fast metal this month, including the amto V8 Lexus GS F, Honda's NSX hybrid supercar, the sadly not-for-Oz Chevrolet Camaro, incredible Ferrari 488 Spider and much more!

MOTOR-February -2016-first -drives