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If you love motoring then Auto Express is your ultimate weekly read. Nothing moves in the world of cars without Auto Express knowing about it. Every week, Auto Express features the highest quality car journalism and photography. We'll keep you in the know with the most exciting scoop stories, the very latest news, reviews and comparisons, ground-breaking features and tests of the most important car kit.

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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Autovia Limited
Frequency:
Weekly
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51 Issues

in this issue

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owners are the motive force behind driver power

IN times full of change, it’s good to know some things can be depended on. Driver Power is one of those things, because in this issue, for the 20th year running, we present our rundown of the best new cars. Yet the only reason Driver Power can be depended on is because those who take part in it can themselves be depended on to share their insights and feelings about their cars. Some of this information comes via quantitative scores, as you grade the 30-plus areas of your cars we ask you to assess. These aggregate results form the backbone of Driver Power, but no less important are the qualitative impressions you share. These comments are thoughtful, detailed and eloquently written, and the insights they contain enrich Driver Power to a huge…

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5 min
ioniq 7 suv to complete ev trio

sean_carson@autovia.co.uk • Three-row, seven-seat SUV EV range-topper is due in 2024 • Third model to launch after Ioniq 5 crossover and Ioniq 6 saloon HYUNDAI will launch a large, all-electric, three-row SUV in 2024, called the Ioniq 7 – and our exclusive images preview how the new seven-seater from the Korean firm’s Ioniq sub-brand could look. The new car will be the third model in Hyundai’s Ioniq battery-electric vehicle line-up when it makes its debut, following the Ioniq 6 saloon that is due for launch in 2022 and the Ioniq 5 crossover – Auto Express’s current Car of the Year – that’s already in showrooms. A previously released shadowy teaser image from Hyundai (above left) shows the three cars together, with the Ioniq 5 in the middle giving a sense of how the 6 and…

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3 min
new 765lt spider redefines open-top performance

John_McIlroy@autovia.co.uk @johnmcilroy “0-62mph takes just 2.8 seconds, and the car can reach 124mph from rest in 7.2 seconds” • Limited-run drop-top revealed • Total of 765 cars will be built IT’S less than a year since the McLaren 765LT ‘longtail’ received a full five-star review from Auto Express. Now the Woking supercar manufacturer is lifting the lid on that model with the new 765LT Spider, a fresh convertible that will be built in equally limited numbers to the sold-out coupé. The 765LT Spider gets the same 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 as the hard-top, producing 755bhp and 800Nm of torque. Even with an electrically operated, single-piece carbon-fibre retractable roof, the new arrival weighs only 49kg more than the regular 765LT, at 1,388kg. That means it’s 80kg lighter than the 720S Spider, and helps to make it the fastest-accelerating…

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1 min
new configurator for updated aston line-up

ASTON Martin has launched a new configurator, powered by computer gaming engine Unreal – and introduced a range of model updates at the same time. The DB11’s entry-level 4.0-litre V8 engine now has an extra 24bhp, taking output to 528bhp and increasing top speed to 192mph. The DB11 can also now be fitted with optional ‘Sports Plus’ seats, which have extra support for the shoulders and legs, while the V12 model has dropped the ‘AMR’ badge from its name. The range-topping DBS Superleggera has been renamed just DBS, and there’s a choice of new alloy wheel designs across the line-up. The Vantage and DBS get new 21-inch wheels, while the DBX SUV can be specified with new 23-inch wheels. In addition, Aston Martin has introduced a new series of interior trim packages. Called…

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1 min
v12 power lives on in hybrid lamborghinis

LAMBORGHINI boss Stephan Winkelmann has hinted that the company’s next flagship supercar, due in 2023, will come with an all-new V12 hybrid powertrain. It had been thought that Lambo’s push towards electrification could spell the end of the V12. But speaking to Autoblog, Winkelmann clarified that the new flagship would have 12 cylinders, but won’t share any parts with the limited-edition hybrid Sián. “It’s a completely new engine, a completely new drivetrain, a new battery; everything is completely new,” he said. “There’s nothing out of the Sián or out of the Aventador.”…

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1 min
supercharger network will open to non-teslas

TESLA will open its Supercharger network of charge points to other electric vehicle brands later this year, the company’s CEO Elon Musk has confirmed. Musk made the announcement to his Twitter following, but did not elaborate any further on when Tesla will make its charging stations available to owners of vehicles from other manufacturers. Until now, the Supercharger network has been reserved for Tesla cars, but the charge points have been Type 2 and CCS compatible since 2018. In theory, software updates and a charging cable adapter should therefore give many other electric models access to more than 25,000 Tesla Superchargers worldwide. Musk has not yet outlined specifics on pricing and payment for non-Tesla owners.…

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