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Fast Car December 2020

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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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
ed start

LOCKDOWN 2.0 This time last year I was enjoying the coldest beer in Las Vegas at Twin Peaks after an 11-hour flight from London. I was tired and a little smelly, but I was filled with optimism because the next morning I would be hitting SEMA. What a difference 12 months makes… SEMA 2020 was, of course, cancelled and in stark contrast to last November, we are now in lockdown two-point-zero. But I’m not going to let that get me down; I’m going to put my SEMA socks on, pour myself a cold beer and reminisce over Facebook memories of those great times of 2019. It only seems like yesterday that I was complaining of foot ache after walking around the greatest automotive show on Earth, which means I’ll be back there…

1 min.
feature of the month

It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a BMW fanboy, so you’re probably expecting me to pick Owen’s awesome M3, but I’m not, that’s my second fave this month. The thing is, I’m also a bit of a classic Mini fan too. In fact, I’ve owned one for nearly 20 years, so in the top spot this month it’s got to be the Wild Card Mini Clubman. This crazy twin-charged creation is all kinds of awesome. Check it out on page 72. SLIM JULES EDITOR “This time next year I’ll be back in the Twin Peaks remembering what I was doing this time last year!” MIDGE CONTRIBUTING EDITOR “I did say SEMA 2019 was my last, but after 2020 I’ve changed my mind. I’m coming with you Slim!” INITIAL G ART EDITOR “Can everyone stop talking about the…

2 min.
hardcore gti clubsport is lord of the ’ring

There’s been a lot of chatter about the new Mk8 Golf, most of it positive. Yes, some people have been critical about the overly techy interior (touchscreens are great, but perhaps the odd actual knob or button might be useful here and there), and others have been a bit suspicious of the car’s frowny face, but on the whole we can assume that a new Golf is a good thing. Of course it is – for decades, the default answer whenever anyone who doesn’t know a lot about cars asks ‘What car should I buy?’ has been ‘just get a Golf’. It does everything you want it to do, it does most of those things quite well, it’ll hold its value fairly steadily, it’ll be well put-together… and if you…

1 min.
hummer is back, and it’s all torque

Forget the Cybertruck. Elon Musk’s bizarre futurist pipe-dream can’t even handle having a few little steel balls thrown at it. No, this is what you want to be getting excited about – Hummer’s new electric supertruck. That’s right, Hummer is back. And while every road-going vehicle they’ve sold before has been absolutely ridiculous, this new one is ridiculous in a good way. The all-electric monster boasts a massive 1,000bhp and 11,500lb.ft of torque (yes, you did read that right – the same amount of torque as 120 new Suzuki Jimnys combined), plus 350 miles of range. Absurdly, this massive machine which weighs many, many tonnes can accelerate from 0-62mph in three seconds, it’s got an ‘Extract Mode’ that can lift the body by six inches to get out of sticky situations,…

1 min.
205 gti is the hottest new car of 2021

When we draw up the list of ‘cars we shouldn’t have sold’, the Peugeot 205 GTIs always feature pretty high up the rankings. We’ve had quite a few of them between us, and there are two key reasons why we wish we’d kept at least one: 1) they’re awesome to drive, and 2) they’re selling for a bloody fortune these days. We can’t afford to buy a good one now, they’re being snapped up by collectors along with the all the Sapphire Cosworths and R5 GTTs. Good news, then – Peugeot is going to start officially restoring and selling 205 GTIs! To celebrate the company’s 210th birthday (obviously they haven’t been making cars the whole time, they used to make all sorts of other stuff), the crack squad of in-house engineers…

1 min.
mad for tar

Everyone wants to own a rally car. That’s just a fact. And when they look as good as this pert little Hyundai, it’s enough to illuminate your dreamcatcher’s red alert bulb. This angry little i20N has been fancied up by the manufacturer as a turn-key weapon for the Rally2 class (which is what R5 has been renamed as), its screaming 1600cc turbo four-pot throwing 300bhp to all four wheels. It’s got hardcore suspension, hardcore aero, hardcore brakes… and, er a hardcore price tag. £150,000 as a starting point, in fact. But hey, would you rather have this or a Ferrari Portofino? Exactly.…