Cars & Motorcycles

Evo February 2019

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

DESPITE 54 YEARS OF DIVIDING opinion and winning group tests in equal measure, a new 911 is always a significant moment in the performance car world. Revealing an all-new model in your 70th year is quite the milestone, too. And one hell of a birthday present! But developing a new sports car when trying to second-guess the size of the hurdles the legislators are going to put in your way next has been one of Porsche’s biggest challenges throughout the last seven decades. And it’s faced a few in its time – some of them nearly proved terminal. So, will this be the last 911 as we know it? Not if the man responsible for it, August Achleitner, has his way. Yes, there will be an electrified 911 within two decades and…

4 min.
le mans… then home

A CAR THAT CAN WIN THE LE MANS 24 HOURS, then drive to Paris for dinner after the race. That’s Jim Glickenhaus’s ambition for his new 2020 World Endurance Championship entrant, the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 007. The car has been designed to comply with the ACO and FIA’s yet-to-be-finalised LMP1 hypercar rules, a category organisers say will feature ‘hypercars, supercars, luxury GTs or concept cars’. The main difference between these new top-tier race cars and the old prototypes is that each car will have a distinctive manufacturer’s design rather than body work that slavishly follows what works best in a wind tunnel. As well as attracting Glickenhaus, Toyota has already declared its interest in the hypercar category, while BMW, Ford, Aston Martin, Ferrari and McLaren are also discussing the new class. The…

2 min.
vive la revolution

THIS ALIEN-LIKE MINIATURE LMP CAR IS the Revolution, a two-seat trackday and race machine with both the pedigree and specification to make a real impact in its market niche. It comes from Revolution Race Cars, a new company set up by Radical Sports Cars co-founder Phil Abbott. Revolution’s aim is to bring LMP technology and safety to the sub-£100,000 hardcore sports car market, utilising a carbonfibre tub and tech more usually seen in the higher echelons of motorsport. The tub is manufactured by German firm DD Composites, and uses a pioneering infusion process that aims to reduce the costs of producing carbon components while maintaining the strength the material is known for. Powering this advanced structure is a 3.7-litre Ford Cyclone V6, its power output massaged upwards via a new exhaust and…

4 min.
cupra makes its marque

IT’S NOT VERY OF TEN THAT A NEW CAR BRAND appears in the mainstream market, and rarer still one with a dedicated focus on performance. In fact, when a car maker is bold enough to call its new venture ‘the ultimate expression of sportiness’, and promise that its vehicles will be ‘developed by car lovers, for car lovers’, you can be sure that evo’s receptors are keenly attuned to every development. This, then, is Cupra: once the high-performance derivative in the SEAT range, now a standalone brand with its own HQ at SEAT’s Martorell base and, in time, its own products. So far, so good: SEAT’s performance cars have lacked confidence and passion in recent years. Once they were the brightly hued, more focused alternatives to soulless Volkswagens, but more recently…

1 min.
aston martin has fallen…

ASTON MARTIN HAS TAKEN A STEP CLOSER to joining the SUV fray with its all-new DBX. We’ve known about Aston’s plan to build the DBX for a while now, but this image of a prototype out testing gives us our first glimpse of what to expect when it arrives towards the end of 2019. The production DBX will have little to do with the high-riding two-door coupe DBX Concept shown at the 2015 Geneva motor show, instead taking a more conservative five-door approach. Closer in size to a Mercedes GLC Coupe than a Porsche Cayenne, the DBX will combine a rakish, coupe-like profile with modern Aston Martin exterior design cues and a typically plush interior. Powering the DBX will be the same AMG sourced twin-turbo V8 engine as found in the Vantage…

1 min.
bmw m8 confirmed

HOT ON THE HEELS OF OUR FIRST DRIVE OF THE new 8-series in M850i form (see page 60), BMW has released pictures of the version we’re all really waiting for: the M8. For the full ‘M’ version, the big four-seater coupe will essentially gain the powertrain from the M5 supersaloon. This means it will get the 592bhp 4.4-litre twin-turbo ‘S63’ V8, connected to which will be an eight-speed ZF torque-converter automatic gearbox and an M xDrive all-wheel-drive system – with the ability to disconnect drive to the front driveshafts for those wanting a ‘smokier’ driving experience. If you’re wondering why BMW has decided not to use the even more potent 616bhp V8 found in the M5 Competition, then keep your fingers crossed for a subsequent M8 Competition, hopefully bringing with it the…