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In this month's NZ Autocar, we drive Scott McLaughlin's new company car, the limited edition S60 Polestar and discover three unique ways to fry tyres with tests of the new Holden Astra VXR, Mini JCW and the refreshed BMW M135i. For V8 fans we have a trio of offerings with an HSV GTS tuned to 550kW, a well crafted naturally aspirated eight from Lexus powering the RC F Carbon Edition and a big GMC Sierra 2500HD with a 1000Nm turbodiesel. If burning gas is not your thing, you'll like the Audi A3 e-tron, a new generation of hybrid while for those that like things a little more traditional, we compare the new six-cylinder Subaru Legacy and the Holden Commodore SV6. Other new cars sampled include the all new Passat, the refreshed 1 and 6 Series BMW models and the Lotus Exige S with its automatic gearbox. We spend some more time in the seat of the new Mondeo, tested in top Titanium spec, head off road in the CX-3 diesel AWD and drive the repowered Citroen C4 as well as the Lexus NX200t, Holden's new drop-top Cascada and the base model Skoda Fabia TSI 66kW, the only manual tested this month. Other features include an insider's guide to the Targa Tour, a report from Scott Dixon's Indy 500 weekend and for the riders Louisson spends a day winter testing with Suzuki at Manfeild where he gets to ride the new GSX-1000R and there's also a test of the new Triumph Tiger 800 XCx. All this and more in the new issue, out now.

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