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MOTOR Magazine Annual 2017 issue preview

By MOTOR Staff, 30 Nov 2017 News

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A quick look inside our last mag for the year

MOTOR’s new issue ‘The Annual 2017’, is on sale now in newsagents, supermarkets, or you can grab a digital subscription.

But before you lay down your hard-earned to hear what we have to say about the newest fast metal, have a look through what The Annual 2017 has to offer.

We worked hard on it, promise.

THE MOTOR AWARDS: We take the chance to rate the highs and lows of the automotive year. It wouldn’t be The Annual without it.

PASSING THE TORCH – PORSCHE GT2 RS & PORSCHE MISSION E: The brutal, uncompromising GT2 RS takes to the track with an unlikely counterpart, the all-electric Mission E.

Each is a brawny coupe with decades of provenance, but can Nismo’s fettling revitalise the ageing 370Z enough to see off Ford’s fresher Pony?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARRA – FORD’S INLINE SIX TURNS 15: In a V8-loving land, Ford surprised everyone by capturing the hearts of Blue Oval fans with a 4.0-litre turbo six.

Barra Tuner guideTIME TO TUNE – BARRA TUNING GUIDE: The Barra is so tuneable it’s almost a crime not to extract more power, so here’s what to do and what not to do.

HIGH FIVE – 40 YEARS OF AUDI FIVE-POTS: Audi’s five-cylinder legends of the past and the present line up to showcase their off-beat harmonies.

UNFAIR ADVANTAGE – AUDI’S QUATTRO KINGS: No one took all-wheel drive seriously in motorsport, until Audi started thrashing everybody.

FIRST DRIVES – OUR REVIEWS: We take a Camaro ZL1 1LE for a fang, tell you what we think of PCOTY competitor the BMW M4 CS as it flies solo, and find out if VW’s new base-spec Golf GTI can hold its own on Aussie roads.

Kia won’t putting its V8 in the new Stinger. We want it to.

AND MORE: As ever, we bring you news, market updates, and features – as well as keeping you up to date with what we’re driving day-to-day.

This month, we say hi to our new 351kW Lexus RC F, which is managing to keep an atmo V8 alive in the era of turbos and downsizing.

We also explain how Mercedes Guard keeps VIPs safe from attackers, and give you some ideas to kick start your Christmas shopping. An office chair made from a Porsche 911 seat, anyone?