New Performance Car of the Year 2009 issue

Published: 14 October 2009

Out now! The new Performance Car of the Year issue of CAR Magazine is now on sale, packed with features, news, columns, drives and our favourite sports cars of 2009. Here’s a taster of what’s in the issue – and you can flick through some sample pages in our digital sampler at the foot of the page:

Performance Car of the Year 2009 We name the best sports cars of the year
30 cars, 5 shoot-outs, 1 winner By the CAR team and Le Mans racer Darren Turner
Starring… Ferrari California, two Lambos, Audi R8 V10, Lotus Evora, Noble M600, Audi TT RS, Corvette ZR1, Jag XFR, Honda Civic Type R Mugen, Merc E63, Mazda 3 MPS, Aston Martin V12 Vantage, Nissan 370Z, Renault Twingo Cup, VW Golf GTI, Fiat Abarth 500 SS, Vauxhall Insignia VXR, Porsche Panamera Turbo, Infiniti G37 Coupé, Seat Ibiza Cupra, Cadillac CTS-V, Ford Focus RS, Subaru Impreza 330S, Porsche Cayman S, Audi S4, Mitsubishi Evo FQ-400, BMW Z4, Mazda MX-5, Renault Clio Cup
The month’s news Audis go lightweight,  Tokyo highlights, new Trabant
The great and the green New Bugatti Galibier meets VW’s new L1
Vauxhall and I Greg Fountain drives new Astra to the Ellesmere Port factory his father built
19 first drives From BMW X1 to Alfa Mito MultiAir
Inside Bristol CAR’s given rare access to Bristol’s London base
Your favourite columnists Gavin Green, Mark Walton, Ben Oliver
What drives us Our 12 long-term test cars
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly CAR’s legendary data section with bite
Free! The top four car movies of all time (all of which you get free if you subscribe to CAR)


By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet