MOTOR August issue preview

MOTOR August preview

Welcome to a preview of MOTOR's packed August issue.

This month's cover story dishes the dirt on Holden's plans to give the Commodore a fitting farewell by installing the 300kW 6.2-litre LS3 V8 into the SS for the VF's mid-life facelift due later this year.

Holden Commodore 300kW 6.2-litre LS3 V8

We drive Ferrari's new 488, the marque's first turbo sports car since the F40. Can it really be as good as the incredible 458 Speciale?

Ferrari 488

While on the subject of outrageous Italian supercars, they come no bigger or badder than the Aventador LP750 Superveloce, or SV for short. This is the car that recently set a stunning sub-7min lap around the Nurburgring.

Lamborghini Aventador LP750 Superveloce

Back in the real world, we've pitted Ford's newly updated Focus ST against the relaunched Holden Astra VXR to see who triumphs in this red vs blue stoush of a different kind.

Ford Focus ST and Holden Astra VXR

The hot hatch battles continue with VW's Golf R taking on the Audi S1 for Volkswagen Group bragging rights. Can the S1 beat up its bigger brother? Check out our drag race video of the two here.

Audi S1 vs VW Golf R

Hottest of all the hatches, though, is Honda's eagerly anticipated Civic Type R. It's still uncertain as to whether it'll make it to local shores, but is it worth the lengthy wait?

Honda Civic Type R

From a Japanese car of tomorrow to one of yesteryear. We strap into the Mazda RX-7 that won the 1994 Bathurst 12-Hour and discover just what made this rotary hero so special.

Mazda RX-7

Next issue we'll have full coverage of Hot Tuner 2015, the biggest modified car shootout in the land. In this preview we introduced the cars and give you a rundown of who, what, where and why!

Motor Hot Tuner 2015

Only a madman would try and take a classic Italian supercar on a road trip. Well, what if that road trip was to Africa? Harry Metcalfe is one such madman and this is his incredible tale of taking a Testarossa to Morocco.

Testarossa to Morocco

BMW's latest concept car creation, the wild Hommage CSL, has been dropping jaws all over the world - so why won't the Bavarians build it? Georg Kacher investigates.

BMW Hommage CSL

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