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Fast Car March 2020

Fast Car is officially the best car magazine ever made, and the only one that delivers on its promise of defining today’s car culture. Stuffed with the finest feature cars from the United Kingdom, all the hottest new gear and kit, inspiring guides and even the odd top model for good measure, it’s so jam-packed, you can see it from space.

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
7,30 $(TVA Incluse)
51,10 $(TVA Incluse)
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1 min.
ed start

THE CARS THE STAR We’re always getting asked how we choose the cover car here at FC Towers. But to be honest, we don’t really pick them. They pick themselves. Next, we arrange the shoot and brief the photographer on the angle we want for the cover image. But this month was different. Why? Because we had another car planned in... right up until it had a blowout on the way to the shoot! So there we were, cover car-less... But it wasn’t a problem. Because all the cars in this issue are good enough to take the top spot. And so we tried each and every one of them on the cover. Why did we opt for Scott Butler’s S2K? Was it the wide arches, the BGW, air-ride suspension or that…

2 min.
208 – it’s the magic number

The butt-kicking little Peugeot you see here is the new 208 Rally 4 and, brilliantly, it’s rocking a perfect 208bhp – a situation that pleases the numerical lobes of our brains very much. So what is it? Well, it’s a rally car, obviously – but it’s also so much more than that. It’s inspiration to every 208 owner out there to create something badass out of the feisty little hatchback. After all, this competition weapon is based on the road-going production-spec car, so there’s nothing here that you can’t theoretically do yourself! The new evolution replaces the old 208 R2 rally car, a model which sold over 450 units and thus proved itself to be Peugeot’s most profitable competition car ever. (See, it’s not all about flame-spitting Group B lunatics with…

1 min.
gt-r50 is a real-world concept car

The Nissan GT-R50 is one of those cars that’s so outlandish, you almost can’t believe it’s real. We had a good look around it when the covers were pulled away at the Goodwood Festival of Speed back in summer 2018, and the details were just insane – a masterpiece in aluminium and carbon fibre. It was like when manufacturers got a bit carried away with the idea of building one-off specials for the Gran Turismo videogame series a little while back, and we ended up with the bonkers GT By Citroën that genuinely looked like a flying saucer. …but then in late-2019 it was announced that the GT-R50 would be going into limited production, and we realised that we really must be living in some kind of acid-tinged dreamworld. This is…

1 min.
appreciating depreciation skoda octavia vrs (mk2)

For generations, the default answer to the question ‘What car should I buy?’ has been ‘Get a Golf’. This is an answer that works equally well for hardcore enthusiasts and for people who know nothing about cars – you know what you’re getting with a Golf; you know it’ll be well screwed together, it’ll have a decent level of equipment and, if you get a GTI, it’ll be a hoot to drive. Thanks to the broad platform sharing across the VAG, it’s useful to note that you can buy Golfs in forms that don’t look like Golfs too. What if you fancy, for example, a Mk5 Golf GTI that’s a bit cheaper? Why, you should get yourself a Mk2 Skoda Octavia vRS! Compare them like-for-like in the classifieds and you’ll see…

1 min.
hyundai has gone totally insane, in the best possible way

There have been a lot of interesting rumblings coming from Hyundai’s N division recently. The i30 N proved itself to be one of the biggest surprises the hot hatch market has seen in recent years, elbowing its way into the crowded marketplace dominated by the Golf GTI and the Focus ST and so on, and saying ‘Listen fellas, this is how it’s really done’. It’s a bloody brilliant car, and its success can be largely attributed to the fact that Hyundai poached Albert Biermann from BMW’s M Division to teach the engineers how to make engaging sports cars. The i30 N isn’t just a one-off either; you may remember the N drift van that we recently reported on. And just look what madness they’ve been up to now – a…

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interior goals

We love a tastefully retrimmed interior. After all, the inside of your car is really the most important bit, it’s where you spend all your time when you’re out and about enjoying it. But this… this is taking the mickey a bit, isn’t it? What you’re seeing here is the Rose Phantom, a Rolls-Royce whose custom interior comprises one million stitches. It’s a bespoke commission by a wealthy Stockholm-based enthusiast who likes flowers so much he’s named all his children after them. He challenged the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective to create ‘a car that immerses its occupants in a beguiling floral scene’, and that’s just what they’ve done; inspired by Rolls-Royce’s own on-site rose garden, the Phantom’s innards show a progression from buds to full bloom in an asymmetric design that appears…