Cars & Motorcycles

Evo October 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

in this issue

2 min.
ed speak

ONE CAR. ONE ROAD. WHAT WOULD they be? It’s the perennial question that’s impossible to ignore in this game and always a brain scrambler to answer. You also need to avoid nominating a car you’ve never driven but quite like the look of, because that could end in you suggesting you’d like to drive an Alfa 4C, which will only take you on a journey to colossal disappointment. You need to avoid crashing into the obvious cliché, too. A Ferrari on the Stelvio Pass? Italy has so many more great roads to offer than one full of tourist coaches and cyclists, and the last thing you want when enjoying a prime slice of Maranello metal is a crowd. Supersaloon on a German autobahn? Once you’ve hit the limiter, what next? Keep bashing…

2 min.
atom bomb

THIS IS THE ALL-NEW ARIEL ATOM 4. AT A glance it may look near-identic al to the three Atoms that have come before, but closer inspection reveals a host of significant changes under the (minimalist) skin. The fourth-generation Atom features a new chassis and engine, revised suspension, and new, very 21st century additions such as optional carbonfibre wheels and a new TFT driver’s display behind the steering wheel. The car’s core ideology is much the same as before, however, keeping the Atom exactly where we want it, and that’s focusing on offering the most scintillating driving experience possible, on road and track. Set for production in the spring of next year, this is all you need to know about 2019’s most exciting new track car. 1 CHASSIS The Atom 4 shares the same type…

3 min.
new p1 confirmed for 2025

FIFTEEN YEARS. THAT’S HOW LONG IT took McLaren Automotive to replace its very first hypercar – it’s very first series road car – the F1 with the P1. Now the Woking concern is hoping to slash a third off that time when it comes to replacing the latter, having confirmed that the P1’s successor will arrive before 2025. The announcement came at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July. As the covers were coming off the new 600LT, McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt also presented a new ‘Track 25’ strategy, which outlines the company’s targets as far as 2025. This itself is an update to the earlier Track 22 strategy (up to 2022) revealed at the Geneva motor show in 2016. Just over 24 months ago that plan was to launch 15 Sports,…

1 min.
mégane rs trophy to land this autumn

RENAULT IS WASTING NO TIME IN offering a Trophy version of its latest Mégane RS. Set to go on sale this autumn, the new Trophy follows a familiar path, gaining more power and a sharper chassis to take it beyond the standard car. With 296bhp – 20bhp more than the regular RS – the Trophy will be Renault Sport’s most powerful car to date. It’s far from an ECU job, though. Upcoming WLTP emissions regulations have necessitated the fitment of a particulate filter, which has increased exhaust back-pressure, so the engineers have responded with a lower-friction, ceramic ball bearing turbocharger for quicker responses, and a valved exhaust for greater flow – and more noise when it’s desired. Six-speed manual and dual-clutch EDC transmissions are available, the latter rated for greater torque…

3 min.
sergio marchionne, 1952-2018

SERGIO MARCHIONNE – CHIEF executive officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and chairman and CEO of Ferrari – has passed away following complications after shoulder surgery. The 66-year-old had been admitted to Zurich University Hospital for a routine procedure but passed away on Wednesday 25 July. ‘Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone,’ confirmed John Elkann, of the FCA-controlling Agnelli family, in a statement. Marchionne joined Fiat in 2003, when the then ailing Italian car maker was on the verge of bankruptcy, posting a loss of €6billion. Within two years he had turned the loss into a profit, helped considerably by securing €2billion from an alliance with GM. He also laid off thousands of workers, embarked on an ambitious new model plan and insisted new…

3 min.
ian eveleigh managing editor

Tell us your earliest evo memory Stumbling across issue 001 in a newsagent’s one day back in 1998 and reading it cover to cover that same evening. Finally someone had had the good sense to make the kind of car magazine I wanted to read. Perhaps less sensibly, that first issue contained a competition for which one of the prizes was to join evo on a group test. I entered and won, and eventually spent a couple of days testing a Honda Accord Type R and four of its rivals in the Yorkshire Dales (issue 012), meeting evo stalwarts Stuart Gallagher, David Vivian and Andy Morgan in the process. They seemed to think that what they were doing was work. It made me start thinking about a career change. What was…