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SUPER BAKKIE: Toyota's Hilux goes for flying lessons in the Namibian desert. Image: TopGear


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Cape Town - The October 2016 edition of TopGear magazine is filled to the brim with exciting, tyre-shredding, fuel burning stories.

Catering to the petrolhead, this issue is bumper-packed with a range of articles that has no intention of slowing down. Proverbially speaking.

Toyota's Hilux makes a turn in the Namib desert and gets put through its paces in the unforgiving sandpits of one of the world's most renowned and feared sand landscapes.

Mercedes-Benz's answer to the BMW M4 is brought in for some tyre-shredding action in the form C63 AMG Coupe Edition 1.

And the Nissan GT-R is taken on a trip that will rival any and all road trips.

Here are seven reasons why you should buy the latest issue of TopGear Magazine:

1. You get a free sheet of fridge magnets. This is the final of three sets, so your collection of awesome should now be complete, and your fridge will thank you.

2. #Rubbermustdie, and who doesn’t enjoy a little bit of rubber-ripping rear steer? South Africans are spoilt for choice, so we donned our Bonnie’s Best Buys outfits to kick (and destroy) the rear rubber of three of the best drift choices between R400k and R1.3m. Plus a R200k alternative if you’re a desperate wannabe.

3. The Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Edition 1 is the M4-eater you’ve always been too afraid to want. Not content that Ireland’s sky is grey enough already, we give it a slightly smokier makeover.

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4. The Aston Martin DB9 replacement, the DB11, is the most powerful mass-produced Aston Martin ever: 447kW and 700Nm from a twin-turbo V12. In the most epic road trip ever, we drive it through 15 countries over 4000 kilometres, from Belgium to Greece. Petrol stations run scared.

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5. No country is as extreme as Iceland. And there is no supercar that delivers such pulverising performance such as the new Nissan GT-R. Prepare for a clash of the ultimate forces of nature.

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6. A little closer to home, the new Toyota Hilux goes for flying lessons over Namibian sands.

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7. Bernie Ecclestone may have sold the controlling share of F1 to the Americans, but he ain’t going nowhere “ for the next 25 years”, according to an exclusive interview with TopGear. Oh dear.

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