Cars & Motorcycles

Evo September 2018

Produced by world-class motoring journalists and racers, evo communicates the raw emotion of owning, driving and testing the world’s greatest performance cars. Bringing together informative car reviews, vivid photography, exciting track tests and dramatic drive stories in glorious landscapes, evo is considered the bible for performance car enthusiasts.

United Kingdom
Dennis Publishing UK
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12 Issues

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2 min.
ed speak

IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THE FIA AND the ACO have answered the majority of sports car and GT racing fans’ wishes with the announcement of new technical regulations for 2020. These new rules will see the return of GT1-style hypercars competing at the front of the grid in place of the largely irrelevant, albeit spectacularly fast, LMP1 hybrids. In a move that is hoped will attract manufacturers back to the top class and therefore avoid scenarios such as this year’s super-season where Toyota is effectively in a class of one, the new ‘hybrid hypercar’ category will be as much about aesthetics as it is aerodynamics; ‘aerodynamics cannot take precedence over aesthetics’ said the statement. Who can we expect to line up on the grid in 2020? Toyota has already shown a new…

4 min.
slim fast

IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE McLaren revived its Long Tail badge, given the over whelming success of the terrific 675LT. Akin to Porsche’s GT moniker, the LT designation has now been applied to a Sports Series model for the first time, taking the already ballistic 570S as its starting point. The benchmark for the 600LT wasn’t a rival’s car, but the 675LT, despite it hailing from the class above. In fact, the £185,000 600LT sits in a niche of its own: more expensive than Porsche’s 911 GT3 RS but less than a GT2 RS, and with a power figure in between the two. The focus has been on weight reduction, enhanced aerodynamic s, more power and a track bias for the chassis dynamics. Out of these, an increasing…

3 min.
aston martin dbs superleggera

READY FOR ANOTHER NEW ASTON MARTIN? Of course you are, so here’s the new DBS Superleggera, the replacement for the Vanquish S that sits between the Vantage and the DB11. (Although there’s also a new Vanquish on its way, too…) In Aston speak the DBS Superleggera is a super GT and mixes the grand-touring attributes of the DB11 with the supercar performance of the Vantage. With 7 15bhp, a 211mph top speed and an aluminium and carbonfibre construction it sounds more like a supercar to us. As with the car it replaces, and the DBS of 2008-2012, the new DBS faces some strong rivals in Bentley’s new Continental GT, Ferrari’s ferocious 812 Super fast and Mercedes-AMG’s imperious S63 (or S65 if you must have 12 cylinders). The sales numbers may be small,…

3 min.
bmw 8-series coupe

BMW IS BRINGING BACK THE 8-SERIES AFTER an absence of nearly 20 years. The coupe you see here is just the beginning of the new line-up, which will later include convertibles and four-door Gran Coupes, with M8 variants available in all three body styles. For now the two - door hard-top version offers a new option for buyers looking for a sophisticated yet still dynamic ally adept GT coupe. Topping the range at launch will be the M850i xDrive, which at £100,045 looks to be a keen compromise between the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS and the more laid-back Mercedes-Benz S560 Coupe, both of which are priced around £103k. We’d also throw the £144k Aston Mar tin DB11 V8 into the mix. Here’s what the new 8-series Coupe will bring to tackle…

1 min.
volvo gets serious. germany sweats

VOLVO’S RANGE REVAMP CONTINUES WITH an all-new S60 compact executive saloon to rival the soon-to-be-revealed new BMW 3-series and Alfa’s Giulia. Closely based on the handsome V60 estate, the new S60 will be the first Volvo built in the USA, and also bucks the class trend in being available with petrol engines only. If miserly fuel economy is your thing, there’s an alternative in the hybridised T6 and T8 versions, but, curiously, those looking for extra performance will likely be drawn in the same direction. That’s because the T6 and T8 ‘Twin Engine’ plugin hybrids are both more efficient and more powerful than their lesser T4 and T5 siblings thanks to their combination of a twincharged 2-litre four-cylinder driving the front wheels and an electric motor powering the rears. Those wanting even…

1 min.
new alfa romeo 8c and gtv for 2022

ALFA ROMEO WANTS TO CAPITALISE ON the success of its Giulia and Stelvio with the introduction of seven new models by 2022, and two of these will be sports cars: a Giulia-based GTV and an all-new 8C. The 8C will have a carbonfibre monocoque (hopefully no relation to the 4C’s) and will be powered by a mid-mounted twin-turbo engine plus an electric motor on the front axle, together producing in the region of 700bhp. Good enough, claims Alfa, for a sub-three-second 0-62mph time. Joining the 8C will be a new two - door GTV coupe, based on the Giulia. With 600bhp, four-wheel drive and room for four, it should give AMG, Audi Sport and BMW M engineers a few sleepless nights. Alfa has also confirmed a new Giulietta hatch for 2022.…