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BBC Top Gear Magazine

June 2019

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

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United Kingdom
Language:
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Publisher:
BBC Worldwide Limited
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bbc top gear

CHARLIE TURNER EDITOR-IN-CHIEFDEPUTY EDITOR Jack RixMOTORING EDITOR Oliver MarriageASSOCIATE EDITOR Tom FordCONSULTANT EDITOR Paul HorrellEDITOR AT LARGE Jason BarlowSENIOR ROAD TEST EDITOR Ollie KewSTAFF WRITER Tom HarrisonEDITORIAL ASSISTANT Greg PottsBRAND MANAGING EDITOR Esther NeveHEAD OF COMMERCIAL CONTENT Chris MooneyEDITOR, TOPGEAR.COM Vijay PattniDEPUTY EDITOR, TOPGEAR.COM Stephen DobieDIGITAL EDITOR AT LARGE Rowan HorncastleSOCIAL MEDIA TEAM Simon Bond, Olivia MortonSUB-EDITOR Tom CobbeDATA SUB-EDITOR Craig JamiesonART TEAMCREATIVE DIRECTOR Andy FranklinART EDITOR Elliott WebbSENIOR DESIGNER Peter BarnesDIGITAL ART DIRECTOR Owen NorrisREPROGRAPHICS EXECUTIVE Chris RowlesCONTRIBUTING EDITORSMike Channell, Chris Harris, Richard Holt, Timo Knees, Sam Philip, Dan Read, Rory ReidCONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERSLee Brimble, Mark Fagelson, Rowan Horncastle, Alex Howe, Jamie Lipman, Greg Pajo, Mark Riccioni, Philipp Rupprecht, John WycherleyADVERTISING DIRECTOR Jason ElsonHEAD OF PARTNERSHIPS Phil HollandGROUP TRADING HEAD Dan HellensBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Liam KennedySENIOR X-MEDIA SALES EXECUTIVES Kit…

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coffee break

F1: Beyond the Grid BBC & C4, F1 guru TomClarkson’s podcast has some cracking interviews. Hearing Kimi R trying to speak English is a delight for the earsGame of Thrones: Season 8A must-see final season, but not all of our troops watch GoT – sex, dragons and throne wars are not to everyone’s tasteLine of Duty: Series 5Another must-see finale. It’ll already have finished by now – who’d have thought ‘H’ was ‘H’ from STEPS, eh?A playlist of coloursTwo words – Purple RainThe Chemical Brothers – No GeographyTheir best album in yonks. Includes the earworm ‘We’ve Got to Try’ (watch the video… it has a dog and an F1 car)…

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diary of a test driver

People often say, “Hey Timo! Visiting exotic locations, driving supercars as fast as possible – you must have the best job in the world!” To which I reply, yes I do! If by ‘exotic locations’ you mean ‘Finland’s frozen Arctic Circle’, and by ‘supercars’ you mean ‘a ‘North Korean budget supermini’, and by ‘as fast as possible’ you mean ‘at 50mph exactly, non-stop for an entire day’!Yes, it’s been a big week in our development programme, culminating in the Cheery Bong II’s 24-hour reliability test. Normally such a test would be undertaken by a team of four drivers, but Rong Un Motors runs a lean operation. Our team comprises a) me, and b) Jari, who collects my reports twice a week and dispatches them to North Korea. Having written this…

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vive la comfy car!

By coincidence, tick every option on the C3 Aircross and this is what you end up withSure, the driver’s seat looks supportive, but it’s no chaise longue. Note much French tricolouringFunky gear selector is cast into a resin centre console that’s designed to look like marble. That famously futuristic materialYou could use the Citroen 19_19 to play concept car buzzword bingo. You’d shout “House!” almost immediately, too, given just how electric, autonomous and connected it is. Far better, though, to channel our energy into excitement. Citroen is going nuts again, and we’re all for it.We’re all for its stonking 30-inch wheels, too. While a set of 22s may butcher the ride of family SUVs, those don’t possess the 19_19’s ‘suspended’ cockpit and hydraulic suspension, which is inspired by the Citroen…

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jeep runs wild

WHO KNEWYou can lower the Gravity’s windscreen and tie it flat, for those who think it looks too claustrophobicFor 53 years, Jeep has held its Easter Safari in Moab, Utah – the owners’ meet of all owners’ meets and the site of multiple unveilings. Namely Jeep’s Easter concepts. This year’s are all based on the new Gladiator pickup, and boy, has Jeep gone to town.Top left is the Flatbill, with “an unmistakable, loud and rowdy appearance”. Never before has a car been aimed so directly at the less mature end of the TG office. As well as containing a pair of motocross bikes, it has been designed to look like one, with decals you’d expect on a two-wheeled toy.Want to do proper off-roading? You won’t want ridiculous fripperies like a…

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anthony bradbury

(IMAGES: GETTY, MANUFACTURER)FOUR QUESTIONS THEY REALLY DIDN’T WANT TO BE ASKED…1 Last year you introduced cars in hot parts of the market, the I-Pace and E-Pace, and still Jaguar sales barely edged up. Why does Jag do so badly?The I-Pace was the end of the year, and the E-Pace wasn’t a full year, either. But more generally Land Rover does better than Jaguar because it has grown its portfolio more consistently. Jaguar has moved in fits and starts and had design changes.2 We all like driving the XE, but it hasn’t sold well. Any reason?The customer wanted a more special interior, which we’ve addressed in this facelift. More generally, we’re still relatively new to this sector. The BMW 3-Series is a safe default choice. Our name is connected with more…

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