New July 2009 issue of CAR Magazine

Published: 20 May 2009

CAR Magazine's new July 2009 issue of CAR Magazine is now on sale. This magazine has a Nurburgring slant to it, as we end the pub argument once and for all: which is faster around the 'Ring, the Porsche 911 or Nissan GT-R? Plus we drive all the month's key debutants and bag a handful of exclusive stories you won't read anywhere else. Flick through our CAR Magazine digital preview at the foot of the page. Edited highlights include:

• Exclusive! We pit new Porsche 911 GT3 versus Nissan GT-R at the Nurburgring
Find out which is really faster pro-driven around the Nordschleife against our stopwatch
CAR drives the new Nissan GT-R Spec V at the 'Ring
• Plus A potted history of the Nurburgring
Your chance to win a 'Ring trip for four with hot laps in an Aston
Lotus Evora driven. Solo and against M3, 911
Exclusive! Infiniti Essence – Japan builds a supercar to rival Maserati
Exclusive! Our most surreal group test yet: we drive the cartoon Wacky Racers
We join Aston Martin on final 30-hour Le Mans test
• Eco special New Honda Insight vs Golf, Focus, Megane. Is hybrid really greenest?
All the month's key new cars unveiled: Vauxhall Astra, Scirocco R, Bertone's ZR1
The big first drives: new Polo, V12 Vantage, new Scenic, 3008, Ferrari 599 HGTE, Lexus RX450h
• The Power 50 We name the most important movers and shakers in the car industry
Columnists with bite – Gavin Green, Mark Walton, Ben Whitworth
• Plus! All the regulars: letters, top 10s, 13 long-termers, acerbic GBU data pages

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By Tim Pollard

Digital editor-in-chief and motoring news magnet

  • New July 2009 issue of CAR Magazine
  • Wacky Racers: only CAR Magazine gets to drive the crazy cartoon cars due to star at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Mark Walton adjudicates (while pinching himself)
  • We join Aston Martin's final, 30-hour test for Le Mans
  • Honda Insight vs its mainstream eco rivals: can a hybrid really beat state-of-the-art diesel Golf, Focus and Megane? We find out in the real world
  • Porsche 911 GT3 vs Nissan GT-R. Centrepiece of our Nurburgring special, these two titans are pro-driven around track against CAR's stopwatch. We put an end to all the bickering and inhouse claims
  • Another exclusive: only CAR gets to shoot the Infiniti Essence, and grab a ride inside. Supercars will never be the same again