evo UK – January 2020
Evo is a monthly magazine devoted exclusively to the most desirable drivers’ cars – from affordable GTI hatchbacks to 200mph Itаliаn supercars. The magazine’s fосus is on technology, quality, exclusivity and performance at all levels. Evo aims to put the reader firmly behind the wheel to celebrate the driving experience.
| ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE AMR|
It’s got a manual gearbox, an
electronics-free LSD and retuned
suspension. Is it the best current
Vantage yet? David Vivian decides .
| MINI ON THE MONTE|
In 1964, the Mini made an indelible
mark on motorsport history by
winning the Monte Carlo Rally.
Antony Ingram takes a modern-day
Cooper S to the stages it conquered .
| MAZDA MX-5 AT 30|
Three decades in, the AIX-5 is still
going strong. John Barker drives
the original and the very latest
iteration, and we meet three key
figures from the model’s past .
| MERCEDES-AMG GT R PRO v PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS|
In new R Pro form, AMG’s GTis a
serious road racer contender. And
when it comes to road racers, we all
know which model sets the benchmark .
| MUSTANG GT4 RACE|
This year a pair of GT4-spec Ford
Mustangs joined the field of the British
GT Championship. Richard Meaden
strapped himself into one at the series’
Brands Hatch round .
| ALPINE AllO CUP|
Built for the Alpine ElfEuropa Cup
race series, the A110 Cup is an
exquisitely modified version of one of
our favourite coupes. Adam Towler
finds out what it’s like to drive .
| ICON: BMW E39 M5|
With a naturally aspirated V8, a
manual gearbox and rear-wheel
drive, the 1998 M5 had the perfect
super saloon recipe. Antony Ingram
discovers if it still delivers today.
| THE RISE OF HYUNDAI N|
How did Hyundai’s performance
sub-brand so rapidly become a force
to be reckoned with? This look at
the cars, people and places of the
N division holds the answers.
| FIRST DRIVES|
This month: Alpine’s A110S,
Lamborghini’s Aventador SW
Roadster, Audi’s RS7 Sportback
and a 223bhp Suzuki Swift Sport .
A new 911 Turbo is coming, and
BMWs M2 is about to get even
more desirable with the arrival of
a CS variant. Plus: the story of the
F-type they didn’t make earlier .
Should evo put the blinkers on when
it comes to electric cars, or should
we get ourselves a Tesla? Meanwhile,
we’ve been accused of being unfair
towards the Porsche 911 .
Porter extols the virtues of a less-
than-perfect office, while Meaden
thinks sports car makers could learn
from the world of performance bikes .
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As our Kia Ceed GT departs, a
Mini Cooper S arrives. There’s
an update on Simon George’s
Murciélago (mileage: 274,000
and counting), and a quartet of
supercars head to Bologna .
| THE KNOWLEDGE|
The Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4
Spyder tipped the scales at 1870kg,
and would be the heaviest 1990s
car in the Knowledge if it were
listed. Which, naturally, it isn’t .
| EVO ARCHIVE|
The takeaway from this month ‘s
behind-the-scenes tale? Ifyou like
to keep your alloys unkerbed, don’t
give Alister McRae a lift .