Modern Classics: May 2017 - Issue 12

In the May 2017 issue of Modern Classics, we bring the fun back with five tiny hot hatches that will turn any journey into an absolute hoot. Starring the Mini Cooper S, Ford Fiesta ST, Peugeot 106 Rallye, Suzuki Swift and VW Lupo GTi. Tiff Needell joins the team and gives us an insight on how you can win but not win at the same time. Two touring car heroes go head-to-head – we pit the BMW M3 E30 Evolution against the Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo 2.

We show you why the Renault Clio Williams is such a Clever Money Car with a spirited drive to the HQ of the F1 team that lent its name. Could the Honda Civic Type-R EP3 be the finest naturally aspirated hot hatch ever? We head to Wales to find out if it's the next Peugeot 205 GTI. For our new series, Modern Classics Heroes, Walter de Silva gives us the lowdown on his glittering career for Alfa Romeo and VW/Audi/Seat. We meet the man who spent six figures restoring a Fiat Strada Abarth – and sample the results. Could the Porsche 996 GT3 RS be the best hardcore 911 – ever? And we try one of the last remaining Rover 220 Turbos out for size – while we still can...

- Buying an Alfa Romeo 159
- Top market stories – why the Volvo V70R is hot property
- Your cars – including an Alpina B10 3.5/1 and an Alfa Romeo GT 3.2 V6
- Our guide to the best dashcams
- Plus the sexiest cars from the London Classic Car Show, Retro Classics Stuttgart and Race Retro.

And much more! Buy the May 2017 issue of Modern Classics here today!

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