Since CAR first tested a MP4-12C in 2012, we’ve been eager to put the updated McLaren 12C Spider, replete with its integral Formula One technology and a bespoke 3,8-litre twin-turbocharged V8, through its paces. Start her up and prod the throttle!
Widely regarded as the most beautiful saloon that has ever rolled off a production line, the DB-9 based Aston Martin Rapide S blends sublime styling with 410 kW of silky 6,0-litre V12 power.
Without a doubt the most powerful E-Class model that Sindelfingen has ever put into production, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S sounds as mean as it looks. Turn up the volume and listen to the 430 kW twin-turbocharged 5,5-litre V8 in full voice.
Even though the Jaguar XF range is well into the second half of its model life, it still captures the imaginations of car lovers round the globe, especially in R guise, or in this case, the hardcore R-S model with 405 kW on tap. Get ready for a Jaguar XFR-S sound check, in 3, 2, 1… Now press play.
The Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is not just about jaw-dropping beauty and its lightweight carbon fibre body that enables the ragtop to bolt from standstill to 100 km/h in a pinch over 5 seconds. It’s 6,0-litre V12 is a gem; just listen to that purr…
Although the Bentley Continental GT V8 is the picture of sophistication and class, its 4,0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 is anything but timid. Have a listen: