(126 pp., soft covers, 11 5/8 x 8 3/4 in. Iliffe Books Ltd., Dorset House, Stamford Street, London. 9s. 6d.)
This interim edition of Autocar’s reproduced road-test reports covers twenty six-page accounts, of cars ranging from the Austin Mini-Cooper and Hillman Super Imp to the A.C. Cobra and Jaguar 4.2 Mk. 10. It is an important issue, because it carries reports on the N.S.U. Wankel, and new cars such as the N.S.U. 1000L, Porsche 912 and Citroen Pallas M.
This time the fastest car tested was the A.C. Cobra (138 m.p.h.), which also accelerated fastest over the s.s. 1/4-mile (13.9 sec.). The most economical was the Hillman Super Imp, which returned 35 1/2 m.p.g.
The amount of browsing in this book is unrivalled at the price, and after it has been read it will invariably be filed as vital reference material.—W.B.