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This week: Lamborghini Countach, Hyundai Kona N driven, Britain’s best junior drivers’ car and much more

The Lamborghini Countach is back. The Italian firm revealed the limited-run, retro-styled special at the Monterey Car Week. It’s based on the Aventador with a V12 mated to an electric motor, producing 803bhp, and just 112 will be made at a price of £1.7million each.

Also in this issue

We round up all the big reveals from the Monterey Car Week, including the Radford Type 62-2, the Pininfarina Battista and the Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider.

Mark Smyth visits Lunaz to dive into the world of classic electric vehicle conversion, as he finds out if it’s a sustainable business area. 


The Hyundai Kona N leads our first drive section this week. It’s the third model to join the firm’s sporty crossover ranks, but is it the most focused?

Meanwhile, Piers Ward gets behind the wheel of the new Alpina B8 Gran Coupe, and the Audi Q5 PHEV, Renault Megane and Hyundai Santa Fe are put through their paces.

The Skoda Enyaq iV features in this week’s indepth road test. 


We find out which affordable driver’s car is Britain’s best, in a mega-test involving the Cupra Leon 300, Ford Puma ST, BMW 128ti, Caterham Super Seven, Volkswagen Golf R and Hyundai i20 N. So, how much fun can you have with a strict budget?

Elsewhere, Jesse Crosse investigates how synthetic fuels could secure a future for motorsport and the makers of big-engined cars.


Matt Prior discusses Autocar’s Drivers of Change venture along with his game-changing idea, and Steve Cropley visits Caffeine and Machine in Warwickshire.


We count up the best luxury limousines on lease deals, while John Evans explains how the Peugeot 106 GTi can offer entertainment and appeal for very little outlay. 

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