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Road Magazine – Issue 9

Hot Hatch heaven and thrills from Das Green Hell 24HR Rennen, plus Ford Focus RS tracktest, B-road blast in Renault’s R26-R, First drive of VW’s Scirocco TSi and Subaru’s Impreza 330S STi, Nurburgring 24hr exclusive with Tim Schrick’s amazing Aston and the rest of the mentalists. Also ROAD 2 for all things two-wheeled.

VLN 24 hours of Nurburgring – Follow us live on Twitter

This weekend Dickie Meaden races Aston’s V12 Vantage at the Nurburgring 24 hours and you can follow his exploits live on Twitter. You can also take a look at our video of his qualifying lap from a recent round of the VLN, which will shows you what to expect.

DR TV: Aston Martin V12 Vantage First Drive

Richard Meaden drives the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage on the roads near Aston’s HQ in Gaydon. Well I guess he needs all the practice he can get given he’s racing one at the Nurburgring this weekend.. (Ed – lucky s*d!)

DR TV: Jaguar XFR at Donington

During our week with the XFR we tested it in a wide variety of situations; from motorway cruiser to rush-hour commuter, we used it for the weekly shop and drove it along some of the most scenic roads in middle-England.

Since it remained unfazed by all these challenges Jethro Bovingdon decided to take it far away from its natural habitat and join a Paddock Club RMA trackday at Donington Park circuit.

New Feature: Jag XFR v BMW M5 v Audi RS6

Jaguar has always fought shy of chasing the German establishment, but with the XFR they’re ready to hunt down the BMW M5 and Audi RS6.

Group test: Jag XFR v BMW M5 v Audi RS6

If you have been following our Twitter feed, then you’ll already know about our test this week of Jag’s new 503bhp XFR in the company of its closest rivals from BMW and Audi.

Jaguar XFR & XKR – First Drive

Jaguar, free from the shackles of Ford and buoyed by recent successes, has finally delivered two proper drivers’ cars. No excuses needed: the XFR and XKR are a new sort of Jaguar.