In this issue of Modern Classic we celebrate the finest supersaloons you can buy from £14,000 to £30,000, starring the BMW M5 E60, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, Audi RS6 V10, Maserati Quattroporte V, Vauxhall VXR8 and Jaguar XFR Supercharged.
Next we stock up on brave pills to see if the road versions of the Lancia 037 and Delta S4 can live up to the rally car legends, while we go from nought to naughty in one of the few remaining Vauxhall Astra GTE Mk1s. Next it's Japan versus Germany as we pitch two of the finest front-wheel drive coupes against each other – the Honda Integra Type-R DC2 and VW Corrado VR6, and we show you why the Alfa Romeo GT 3.2 V6 is such a Clever Money Car – for now. Tiff Needell tells us how he tamed the BMW M1 ProCar, Keith Adams tells us how he nearly bought an Astra GTE and Tony Middlehust tells us why the Honda Concerto is so out of tune. Plus Your Drives, Our Drives and a whole lot more.
- Buying an RenaultSport Twingo 133
- Top market stories – why the Renault 5 Turbo is hot property
- Your cars – including a VW Golf GTI Mk2 and a Mitsubishi Starion
- Our guide to the best tyres for your modern classic
- Plus the sexiest cars from the Donington Historic and Spring Alfa Day.
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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.Read More
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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.Read 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.Read More
Inside issue 4 of Modern Classics: We celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UK launch of the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, gathering all four versions and picking the best of the bunch to drive. Want a Honda NSX? We show you how to buy a great example, and what makes them a great Japanese supercar.
Editor Keith Adams talks exclusively to the man who designed the Ford Escort RS Cosworth, and we find the greatest bargains of all in a quintet of V6-powered 1990s coupés from £1000 to 150mph.
Inside issue 3 of Modern Classics: Ant Anstead on a Japanese performance icon, we test Audi’s super rare RS2, we celebrate the Rover 800’s birthday by rounding up its Watford gap rivals for a massive group test, we pitch Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth versus Alfa 75 and we bring you the latest movers and shakers in the market.Read More
Inside issue 2 of Modern Classics: We round up six brilliant super saloons, from £1500 to £15,000 for an almighty group test to determine the best modern classic.
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Chris Chilton makes a case for an underappreciated BMW with M3-style thrills and we reveal why you need to get into a Porsche 911 Turbo of the 996 variety almost as quickly as it accelerates!
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