Spring has sprung and that means it’s time to get out there and drive, and we’ve lined up a spectacular selection of cars that will have you seeking out the scenic route home, from zesty hatchbacks to full-bore hardcore sports coupes. Oh, we’ve also got Tiff Needell on board to give us expert insight into the golden era of cars – the Modern Classics era.
The March issue of Modern Classics is here and with it comes the settling of some old scores as the Subaru Impreza and Mitsubishi Evo are pitted against each other in all-out war. We also explore the best of drop-top ‘80s hatches, the investment potential in the Jaguar XKR and put the Porsche 930 up against its old Blackpool rival, the TVR 420SE.
We charge into the new year with the first issue since our magazine changed from a bi-monthly to a monthly publication with a fantastic selection of awesome cars for all budgets. Inside our February issue, we celebrate great drivers’ cars for less than a grand, and turn 1980s supercar fantasy into reality with a sizzling night ride.
Inside issue 8 of Modern Classics: How a spot of Manchester ingenuity helped create a Countach so good that the Lamborghini wanted one for themselves, the ex-press car Alfa Romeo 156 GTA returned to glory and made even better, enter warp drive in the Porsche Carrera GT and get behind the wheel of a super-rare Bitter SC. Plus: Ant Anstead sings the praises on the Fiat Barchetta, Chris Chilton on the Mercedes-Benz S600’s subtle lunacy, how to buy a bonkers BMW 6-series E63, the latest market insight, including why now’s the time to buy an Alfa Romeo GT V6, we pay tribute to your classics, plus lots more.
Inside issue 7 ofModern Classics: The Investibles: the top ten cars that will appreciate as fast as they accelerate; why the Toyota MR2 Mk1 is such a Clever Money Car; how Peugeot's apprentices rescued a 205 GTi; it's Alfa Romeo 147 GTA vs VW Golf R32 in an epic six-cylinder hot hatch battle; we celebrate 25 years of the Mercedes-Benz W140; 1980s hot saloon heroes in the form of the Ford Sierra XR4x4 Turbo Technics, MG Montego Turbo and Vauxhall Cavalier Calibre and we get up close and personal with the Audi 80 Sport and Arden Jaguar XKR.
Inside Issue 6 of Modern Classics: It's Escort Cosworth vs Lancia Delta Integrale vs Toyota Celica in a battle of the Group A rally heroes; we celebrate 20 years of the Peugeot 306 GTi-6 by starting a fight with its 1990s hot hatch rivals – Alfa 145 Cloverleaf, VW Golf GTi, Renault Megane 16V, BMW 318ti and Ford Escort RS2000; we head to West London to sample an Overfinch Range Rover; we sample a Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 20 years after its trailblazing Nurburgring lap record; is the Lamborghini Jalpa more fun than a Countach?; why the Aston Martin Vanquish is a bargain – for now and much, much more.
Inside issue 5 of Modern Classics: It may not be the greatest start to summer but Modern Classics is serving up a line-up of cars so hot you're going to need Factor 50 to take it all in. From epic drives to expert buying advice, from incisive interviews to the latest market insights, we've got everything to satisfy your fix for the last great era of cars – the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.