EDITION No.16

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A Porsche Turbo bonanza, with Mel Nichols on driving the very first 911 Turbo in 1974 and exclusive access for The Road Rat to Porsche's archive; plus Lotus V-P of Design Ben Payne on the boundary-breaking beauty of the original Esprit; Richard Meaden celebrates the Mk1 (and Mk7.5) Golf GTI; Estevan Oriol on LA's lowrider scene of the ’90s; Michael Harvey on Ferrari's remarkable sports car racing comeback with the 499P; Stephen Bayley on the dream of the SUV; and Paul Horrell on the Audi TT.


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EDITION No.15

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Celebrating five years of The Road Rat with a blockbuster edition, featuring not only Angus MacKenzie’s brilliant breakdown of Enzo Ferrari’s belligerent final act, but Jason Barlow on the last 911 GT3 of its kind; Richard Meaden on Red Bull’s pit stop sovereignty; Stephen Bayley and Adam Gompertz on the art of ICE; Noelle Faulkner on Rolls-Royce Coachbuild; Christopher Butt on the Korean Design Revolution; Paul Horrell on size; Matt Master on the McMurtry; and Paolo Tumminelli on Giampaolo Dallara.

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EDITION No.14

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The 14th edition of The Road Rat is dedicated entirely to celebrating the greatest race of them all — Le Mans. We’ve ripped up the format of the publication, replacing it with a photo-driven scrapbook of the 24 Hours capturing its many moods and punctuated by The Road Rat’s traditional long-form features by writers like Richard Meaden, Dutch Mandel and Stephen Bayley plus commissioned visuals from the likes of Ashley Border and Paul Howse. Includes a 16-page appendix of all the winners.

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EDITION No.13

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Edition 13 is a unique collaboration with Norman Foster, arguably world’s greatest living architect. Topics covered include: The lasting influence on Porsche of the 356; how aerodynamics has obsessed car makers since Walt Chrysler hired Wilbur Wright; the E-Type and Pagoda effect; how the great artists see cars; how the Fiat 500, Mini and BMW 600 put Europe on wheels; homes for cars; the great factories; and how to stage the greatest car show of all.

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EDITION No.12

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Edition 12 of world’s most beautiful car magazine. Inside, on 244 high-quality, art-grade mixed papers, you’ll find: the astonishing origin story of the hot-rodding movement; the last Ferrari sportscar to race at Le Mans; how the XJ-S is shaping Jaguar’s future (and the Grandsphere concept, Audi’s); why F1 drivers look the way they do today; plus Sebastian Vettel and Edoardo Weber.

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EDITION No.11

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Edition 11 of The Road Rat features the BMW M colours on the front and back covers and over 20 pages of BMW M1 origin story by writer Richard Meaden. Also between the covers there’s Maserati, Matra, Ford F-Series pickup, Enzo Ferrari’s original V12, unseen images from Goodwood in the 1950s, and Paul Bracq, designer of the W113-series Mercedes SL, in the regular Retrospective feature.

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The Collection: Part 1

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A new way to catch up on the early days of the world’s most beautiful car magazine. ‘The Collection: Part 1’ features editions 1-5. Edition No.1: Lewis Hamilton, cover by Sebastian Krüger. Edition No.2: Porsche 917 cover. Edition No.3: George Harrison/Gordon Murray ‘Mystic Mac cover, by James Chuter. Edition No.4: Andy Warhol/Velvet Underground Lamborghini Miura cover. Edition No.5: Marc Newson (co-creator) Ford 021C concept cover. Each edition features 244 pages minimum of mixed-stock art papers. Each measures 230x290mm and weighs 1.1kg.

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The Collection: Part 2

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If you are new to The Road Rat, here’s what we’ve been up to in 2021-2022. ‘The Collection: Part 2’ features editions 6-10. Edition No.6: ‘Prova Fusione’ sculpture cover, by Paul Howse. Edition No.7: ‘Singer Stack’ cover, by Chris LaBrooy. Edition No.8: ‘Elon just doesn’t give a…’ cover, by Anthony Burrill (Parental Advisory). Edition No.9: Honda NSX cover, by Benjamin Redgrove. Edition No.10: Enzo Ferrari cover, digitally sculpted portrait by Josh George. Each edition features 244 pages minimum of mixed-stock art papers. Each measures 230x290mm and weighs 1.1kg.

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EDITION No.10

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The tenth edition of The Road Rat. Featuring VFX artist Josh George’s stunning ‘digitally sculpted portrait’ of Enzo Ferrari on the cover and a detailed examination of the Commendatore’s complex relationship with son Dino and the car that carried his name in place of Ferrari’s. Plus Porsche, IndyCars, Lotus, Giugiaro, Saab and Villeneuve.

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EDITION No.9

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The ninth edition of The Road Rat features former Motor Trend editor Angus MacKenzie’s deep dive into the extraordinary Honda NSX. Inside there’s also Richard Meaden on European Touring Cars, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Bentley’s R-Type Continental and Prince Jefri of Brunei. 

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EDITION No.8

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Award-winning writer Jamie Kitman spent three months interviewing
 dozens for his profile of Elon Musk. Plus why everyone wants a bit of 
the Ferrari 250 SWB. And… 70 years of Toyota Land Cruisers, the 
bizarre tale of Nissan’s ‘Frontzilla’ Le Mans car, Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, 
faded old French garages, ’50s advertising and when ‘boxy’ was sexy. Free sticker set allows you to censor strong language on cover.

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EDITION No.7

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Edition Seven sees The Road Rat disassembling the greatest of all sports car myths – that of the Porsche 911. Gordon Murray opens 
up his notebooks on the development of what may be the last 
great ICE sports car, the T.50. Plus muscle cars, Mercedes’ Großer 
and the German industry’s problematical Kleine, Jag’s internecine supercar battle, Bill Mitchell, BMW’s design departure, Brabham’s rock and roll years, and the lost British 24-hour race.

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EDITION No.6

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The sixth Edition of The Road Rat is something of a diversion as it features a theme — Italy. We wanted to recognise the suffering, way back at the start of all this, of a nation that, as enthusiasts, is something of a Promised Land. So prepare to learn the psycho-geography of Turin, the dining habits of Enzo Ferrari, the sheer brilliance of small Italian cars and a look inside the astonishing mind and archive of Giovanni Michelotti.

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EDITION No.5

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The fifth edition of The Road Rat is a unique collaboration with designer Marc Newson. Marc is as famous for his passion for cars as for designs like his Lockheed Lounge — the most valuable piece ever sold by a living designer. Marc has steered the editorial and contributed a ‘Numbers Commission’, which embraces his love of cars, craftsmanship and precision execution. Your very own nine-part Newson if you like.

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EDITION No.5 - Individually Numbered

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A small number of the individually-numbered edition (of 5000) Marc Newson edited and cover-illustrated fifth edition of The Road Rat are currently available. Marc is as famous for his passion for cars as for designs like his Lockheed Lounge — the most valuable piece ever sold by a living designer. Marc’s contributions include ‘Brescia Condensed’ (his take on the ‘numbers commission’) which embraces his love of cars and craftsmanship. Your nine-part Newson if you like.

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EDITION No.4

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From its stunning Warhol/Velvet Underground tribute cover — yes the Miura does peel — to its 240 interior pages with stories on the precipitous decline of NASCAR to Tom Wolfe; from the Porsche 928 to the Duke of Richmond; and from the Miura to the Cizeta Moroder via Marcello Gandini it’s the usual eclectic mix of old cars, new cars and personalities and all beautifully printed on our unique mix of heavyweight art papers.

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EDITION No.3

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Edition No.3 of the world’s most beautiful car quarterly continues to raise the bar for writing, photography, illustration and design. 250 pages of mixed art papers with heavyweight covers, it tips the scale at over 1Kg/2.2lbs. As before the stories are timeless; The Road Rat is designed to be collected, building to become its own library of the very best stories from a century of cars and racing cars. Issue 3 includes; George Harrison, the Citroen SM, Lotus Evija and the Ferrari V8 berlinetti.

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EDITION No.2

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Weighing in at over 1kg/2.2lbs The Road Rat is more book than magazine; a timeless, collectable compendium of the greatest stories from the past, the present and future of motor cars whether on road or track. The follow up to the smash hit Edition No.1 (“Pure artistry…” “Vanity Fair for cars…” “Legitimate, intelligent writing…”), Edition No.2 includes: Porsche 917, Lancia Flaminia, Audi Avus, McLaren Speedtail, Trump, Domenicali, Yeager and Albert Hammond Jr

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Edition No.1/Sanction Two

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Exquisitely printed on a mix of heavy gloss and matt art papers,Edition No.1/Sanction Two of The Road Rat is a beautiful thing. 244 pages (it weighs around 1 kilo) it is at once absolutely of the moment - Lewis Hamilton, the Aston Martin Valkyrie - yet simultaneously timeless as we dwell on the making of the modern Ferrari and the decline of the Mercedes SL. It’s not a place for hot takes but long-form, writing every bit as considered as our photography, illustration and design.

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