MOTOR May 2016 issue preview

MOTOR May 2016 issue preview

MOTOR May 2016 issue preview

by April 6, 2016

Welcome to the May 2016 issue of MOTOR

Available for purchase in digital form for Apple or Zinio.

Unsurprisingly, headline news this month is the arrival of the Ford Falcon Sprints and have a full drive report on both the XR6 and XR8 from the Tasmanian launch.

Ford -Falcon -Sprints -drivenWe also get under the skin with the engineers in charge of the Sprint program, to find out how they made these the fastest and finest Falcons ever.

Ford -Falcon -Sprints -techBut fear not, red followers, Holden has some big news too, with plans to reintroduce the Director badge on a special edition Commodore later in 2016.

Holden -DirectorAll the news from Geneva, with our man on the ground (and former editor) Michael Taylor dishing the dirt on all the big stars.

Geneva -Motor -ShowIn hot hatch land two of the finest go head-to-head, VW’s Golf R takes on the new upstart, Ford’s Focus RS.

VW-Golf -R-vs -Ford -Focus -RSIt’s not everyday a new Pagani comes along, and MOTOR was one of a handful of outlets invited to the Sicilian launch of the new lightweight, track focussed Huayra BC.

Pagani -Huayra -BCFord’s Mustang has only just landed on local shores, but over in the States tuners have already gone mad with the latest pony car, San Diego outfit KAR Motorsport screwing 686kW out of its wild creation.

KAR-Motorsport -Ford -MustangA little closer to planet earth, superminis have never been hotter with the new MINI Cooper JCW (now with manual gearbox) facing up for a fight with the Audi S1.

MINI-Cooper -JCW-vs -Audi -S1Renault’s latest Sport Clio has left us feeling a tiny bit flat, but now it’s promising the hot hatch is back to its best with the release of the faster, sharper RS 220 Trophy.

Renault -Clio -RS-220-TrophySurely you’d have to be crazy to spend $100K on a Fiat 500? Well, thankfully we found a scribbler as unhinged as Abarth’s new 695 BiPosto.

Abarth -695-Bi Posto