BBC Top Gear Magazine Awards 2020

Top Gear is the worlds most exciting Car magazine bringing you up to date news, the latest drives and stunning features.

United Kingdom
BBC Worldwide Limited
13 期号



There are easier ways of getting across how highly we rate the new Defender than turning it into an XXL gold bar, but none would look nearly as good on the cover of TopGear. It was an interesting phone call, asking Land Rover if it minded if we wrapped its baby up like a burrito, or worse, like one of those city-dwelling supercars whose sole purpose is hanging around the back of Harrods, revving their knackers off. Sign-off went all the way up to Gerry McGovern – designer of the new Defender, a man notoriously difficult to please and one fully aware of the time and effort spent by the colour and trim department to perfect a restrained, premium palette. Fortunately, Gerry agrees with us that when you’ve pulled off something…

speedster fever

‘Just make it look cool.’ That was the incredibly exacting missive fired directly from an enthusiastic customer into the hive mind of Lamborghini’s design department. We assume it landed in a splash of multi-coloured carbon fibre, because the result – dubbed ‘SC20’ – is in Lamborghini’s words, the “most extreme open version of a road-legal V12 supercar”. It follows the SC18 as only the second car Lamborghini’s racing division, Squadra Corse, has built, taking its inspiration from the outfit’s experience in GT competition and from the one-off Essenza SCV12 we saw only earlier this year. We’re reliably informed such hits as the Diablo VT Roadster, Aventador J and the open-top Concept S were also merrily skidding around the mood board. “From the front, there’s clear inspiration from the Veneno too,” Lambo’s design…

coffee break

Movember moustaches Team TG takes on the ‘looks’ of 2020. The spiv, the tally-ho pilot, even the Dick Strawbridge. Raising money for a good cause that’s very close to our hearts Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Amazon Prime Very late to the party, but this follow up to Borat’s first outing is a cringe fest, on the good scale. Features the best conversation via fax you will ever see TopGear magazine fix You can download the latest edition and back issues direct to your phone or tablet from the App Store. Because when life gives you lemons… settle in and read TG Sausage Party, Netflix Very, very late to the party. Lewd, rude and full of food – this animated film is the only place to find a feuding sausage and douche. Contains graphic language and sexual scenes, plus…

reva g-wiz

TopGear has a soft spot for cars that serve up a frisson of danger. Thing is, we generally prefer this frisson to occur when, for example, trying to hold a third-gear skid around Hammerhead, rather than when navigating an urban mini-roundabout at 15mph. Yes, the Reva G-Wiz was pulse-quickening in all the wrong ways. On the positive side it was, in conception, a car ahead of its time: all-electric, compact, light. Reva promised it would do 50 miles on a charge, which may indeed have been true so long as you at no point planned to use the heater, or headlights, or brakes, and your start point was several thousand metres higher than your destination. On the (significantly weightier) negative side, the G-Wiz was appalling in every department. Especially safety. To describe…

raising the r number

Listen up, all of you who think the VW Golf R is one of The Boring Hot Hatches. The new MkVIII Golf R would like a word. And that word is ‘drift’. Yes, the all-new super-Golf can powerslide, apparently. It’s thanks to a new active rear differential with clever torque-vectoring that can transfer big wads of the engine’s 316bhp between the car’s rear wheels. But there’s a catch: you have to spec something called the R Performance Pack to get the necessary rear diff, the Drift mode, and a ‘Special’ mode which has been specifically tuned for getting the Golf R around the Nürburgring as quickly as possible – VW has hit 7min 51secs. That’s pretty much all thanks to the handling. It’s certainly not down to power: the new Golf R…

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