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V8 masterclass - the new issue of Wheels is out, and it’s V8 great

By Alex Rae, 21 Jun 2019 News

V8 masterclass - the new issue of Wheels is out, and it’s V8 great

Camaro ZL1, McLaren 600LT, Jeep Trackhawk, and an all-star cast celebrate the art of the V8. Plus Ferrari SF90, Porsche 911 Speedster, Hyundai N TCR and F1 cars. How do we even begin to explain how good this issue is?

Long live the V8!

There's so much eight-cylinder glory in the latest issue of Wheels that we’re still scratching our heads to figure out how many kilowatts it all adds up to. In our headline feature alone, there’s over 2500kW on tap from six bent-eight masters tearing across the pages. We can’t embed audio into paper, but our wordsmiths put you right in the hot seat.

In the northern hemisphere, John Carey checks out Ferrari’s V8 hybrid holy grail, the SF90 Stradale. Its gigantic 736kW and 1000Nm outputs has us skip the usual 0-100km/h preamble and get straight to the number that counts: 0-200km/h in 6.7s. But how does it do it?

After a frenetic bash in the Camaro ZL1, Andy Enright checks in with its more affordable sibling, the updated 2SS at Sandown race track to see how rapid the 6.2-litre V8 is with a 10-speed auto and launch control.

And if practical V8s are more your thing, we give Jaguar’s new F-Pace SVR a good ol’ walloping.

But just like global emissions standards, Wheels gains some carbon credits when Editor Alex Inwood jets off to the EV capital of the world, Norway, to drive Mercedes-Benz’s inaugural electric SUV, the EQC.

On the tracks, we put the Hyundai N TCR race car against its road car equivalent, jump into a silver cyclone of historic and contemporary Mercedes race cars at Silverstone, and speak to the god of Goodwood, the duke Charles Gordon-Lennox.

There’s so much greatness in this latest issue we almost forgot to tell you about our Porsche 911 Speedster first drive. You’ll just have to take our word for it - grab the latest issue, out now!

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