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In the latest edition we drive the new Mercedes-AMG GT and it has us wondering whether we still want that 911. We’ve found the winner in our annual AMI Insurance NZ Autocar Car of the Year, the worthy victor becoming our 21st overall pick. Lexus breaks new ground with its RC range of sporting Coupes, and we drive the V8 and the V6 on both road and track, and try out the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S to see if it’s still worthy of the best-Aston tag. BMW enters new territory with its i8, and we sample it on home soil, as well as the firm’s new front-drive offering in the 2 Series Active Tourer. We’ve spent more time in Lexus’s sharp looking NX, but is its aging hybrid driveline still up to it? Motorsport Editor, Shaun Summerfield, catches up with Earl Bamber after his championship win in the ultracompetitive Porsche Supercup, and we’ve a look at the Peugeot Sport outfit as it prepares for an assault on the Dakar Rally. We also explore some Targa NZ roads in the new BMW M3, and take in Route 66, or what’s left of it, in some proper Detroit muscle, a Camaro SS. And we can’t forget the bikes, as we name the best of the year, and sample the cream of Ducati’s range for the New Year.

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