Autocar magazine 11 April – out now

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In this week’s issue, we say hello to the new Ford Focus, which comes packed with more technology than any other Blue Oval sold in Europe, before meeting Audi’s latest A6 Avant.

The Esprit is soon to be back again – and this time it will actually happen – as Lotus plans a new range-topping sports car to sit above the Evora. We reveal the top-secret details (and illustrate our prediction, pictured below).

Our road testers have been given the keys to Aston Martin’s new Vantage and they’ve delivered a first drive that answers a key question: is it better than the Porsche 911?

Also in this issue

We have a UK first drive in the Audi R8 RWS, the brand’s rear-wheel drive take on its terrific V10 supercar. Plus, we ask whether Jeep can crack Europe with a new and more aggressive strategy.

It’s 50 years since motorsport lost one of its greatest heroes, Jim Clark. To mark the date, we travel around his old stomping grounds in the sort of cars he loved to drive.

Lister is back, so we head up to the British firm’s home to sample its new Thunder and have a snoop around the factory.

Elsewhere, the boss of Google-owned self-driving car brand Waymo has a compelling argument for why car enthusiasts shouldn’t be afraid of the future.

Our cars

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is a very talented car, but so is its bigger brother, the Golf R. We pit our long-termer head to head with its sibling to see which we’d keep.

Kia’s Stinger GT has found many fans at Autocar on arrival – so much so that securing the keys has become a battle in itself.

Our Ssangyong Rexton continues to prove that it’s a great value-for-money SUV, although it does like a drink.

Deals

You could bag yourself a Mercedes-Benz CLS320 for just £2700. Seriously. We explain how in our Used Buying Guide.

There’s also a call for us car hacks to buy a rare car, even if just to save it from extinction.

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