CAR Magazine | November 2009 | News, reviews and scoops

Published: 15 July 2009

It’s out this week! The new November issue of CAR Magazine. And here’s a quick taste of the action-packed issue you’ll find when you check out the mag at your newsagents.

From BMW’s extraordinary concept coupe to VW’s stunning mega-Golf, from McLaren’s long-awaited new road car to Mini’s three new models, we have exclusive stories, insights, interviews and the best photoshoots you’ll ever see (CAR was the only magazine to shoot the BMW or the Golf, and we also have world exclusives on BMW’s next small cars). Check out the digital preview at the foot of this page.


• BMW concept The radical coupé that out-guns an M3… at 75mpg
• Mini BMW? We reveal Munich’s shock front-wheel-drive small car
• Golf R The hot Golf that blows GTI away
• McLaren MP4-12C The road car at last
• Supercar bloke test McLaren vs Ferrari 458 vs Mercedes Gullwing
• The big drives Lamborghini’s rear-wheel-drive Gallardo, BMW’s strange-looking 5-series GT, Vauxhall’s make-or-break electric hybrid Ampera, Mazda’s Focus RS-rivalling 3 MPS + 18 more
• Supercar Giant Test Aston V12 Vantage vs Audi R8 V10 vs Corvette ZR-1
• Mini at 50 33-page special, featuring:
• Revealed Three new Mini models
• Ringside seat A wild drive with a Monte rally legend
• Insight Mini’s secret history
• Adventure Gavin Green drives 4000 miles across Australia in a Mini
• Electric shock! Frankfurt motor show overrun by electric cars, and we’ve got them all
• Insider Why the supercar boffin is buying Saab?
• Our cars Life with our 14 long-term test cars
• Top 10 Tiny cars (that weren’t Minis)
• Free! The top four car movies of all time (all of which you get free if you subscribe to CAR!)


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By Greg Fountain

CAR's former managing editor, editor, caption chiseller, noticer of ironies