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‘One pineapple plantation used three dissolved cars per day, apparently’

Issue 6581 | Volume 317 | No 11

NEWS

Lamborghini Lanzador All-electric four-seat GT is go 6 Mercedes-AMG GT New SL-based coupé unleashed 10 Bentley Blower EV Shrunken £108k retro city car 12 Zenvo Aurora Hypercar packs 1850bhp hybrid V12 14 Rolls-Royce Drop Tail Coachbuilt two-seat roadster 16 Public chargers Are councils dragging their heels? 18

TESTED

Porsche Panamera Early access to all-new Mk3 car 24 Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato Rated on UK roads 28 Jaguar I -Pace Targeted facelift for trailblazing EV 29 Porsche 718 Cayman Style Edition T for two, kinda 29 LEVC TX Vista Comfort Plus ROAD TEST 46

FEATURES Hot used bargains 500bhp must-haves from £10k 30 Bentley Continental GT How it transformed the firm 38 Lancia Delta Integrale Group A rally car restomod 42

OUR CARS Audi E-tron GT Last word on swish long-haul EV 54 Bentley Flying Spur PHEV’s real-world economy 56 BMW iX1 In the range readout we trust – probably 57

EVERY WEEK Jesse Crosse Coming soon: Toyota’s 620-mile EVs 15 Secret Source The truth about high-end car clocks 17 Matt Prior Why the Ford Fiesta is like salad cream 19 Steve Cropley Holiday drive in Ariel’s wild Hipercar 21 Subscribe Save money and get exclusive benefits 22 Damien Smith Scott Dixon’s new Indycar feat; BTCC 23 Your Views Jag’s brand equity; Mini Moke; Cayenne 58 On this day F1 , first Holden and pineapples in 1949 65 Slideshow Controversial cars that still divide opinion 74

DEALS

Second chance Nissan’s ’Ring-honed Micra 160SR 60 James Ruppert High-quality bangers for under £1k 63 Road test index Track down that road test here 67 New cars A-Z Key car stats, from Abarth to Zenvo 68

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THIS WEEK

A LAMBO MADE FOR BRITISH ROADS 28

THE DELTA INTEGRALE OF YOUR DREAMS 42

SO ’ERE’S WHAT WE RECKON, MATE 46

C O V E R STORY

❝ THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF PERFORMANCE. FOR US, THE EMOTIONAL IS ALWAYS HUGE ❞

LAMBORGHINI HAS GONE ELECTRIC – BUT IT’S NOT CHANGING ITS PERSONALITY 6

COMMENT

GET STREETWISE ABOUT CHARGERS, COUNCILS

A BIT OF paper stuck haphazardly to a lamp-post doesn’t sound exciting – but when you regularly drive EVs and don’t have a home charger, discovering that your local council is considering installing an EV charger a few hundred metres from your front door, as I have, is genuinely thrilling. Not everyone is so fortunate, as data revealed by a Freedom of Information request by Vauxhall illustrates (p18). Nearly two-thirds of councils have no kerbside chargers – and almost half currently have no plans to install any. Clearly, many council budgets are under strain, but with 2030 fast approaching, that’s hugely frustrating. While motorway fast chargers grab the headlines, it’s on-street chargers that can really make going electric viable for many. Plus, lamp-post chargers are not that costly to install and the firms running them have the investment in place and are eager to get going. The government has made some grants available, but nobody seems to be educating local councils on EV charging. So credit to Vauxhall for its initiative – worth around £1 million in the first year – to help educate drivers, guide councils and speed up the installation of on-street chargers. For EVs to truly take off, we need to ensure they can be run by anyone any where.

James Attwood Acting mag editor james.attwood@haymarket.com

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