This month's evo

24 Jun 2008

Alfa 8C v Brera, GT group test, frugal and fun in Wales, Jaguar XJR-9 LM and Henry goes rallying again

This issue's videos:

Volkswagen Scirocco

Porsche 911

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

This month our glittering array of sparkly new metal and carbonfibre includes a Zonda, a Bugatti and… an MG SV-R with no roof. Yikes. Meanwhile Richard Porter yearns for engines with decent names, and David Vivian takes to the air

VW scirocco 2.0 TSI, Porsche 911, Audi S3 Sportback, Skelta G-Force, Stark Elise R, VW Passat R36

Some of you are concerned about the state of the environment. Some of you are concerned about the state of the Ferrari California

Cover Story: Alfa Romeo 8C and Brera S
In recent years we’ve needed the patience of Saint Frances of Rome where Alfa is concerned. Yet now, out of the blue, two fantastic bus-coloured ones have come along at once. We drive them both

A Trio of GTs
First up it’s the new Maserati GT S, then on page 90 it’s the new Jaguar XKR S, then finally on page 94 it’s the new Aston Vantage 4.7. David Vivian drives them all, and declares a favourite

Jaguar XJR-9 LM
The only possible reason for ever wanting to smoke Silk Cut is this car’s paintjob. John Barker grapples with an awesome Le Mans winner (apologies to Andy Wallace) and then drives the car

eco: The Thrill of Driving?
In these dark times, when you need to raid your savings to fill up your car (if only you could get a mortgage), we take six very economical cars to Wales to see if it’s possible to be frugal and fun

Has a car ever swooped or bellowed more? Henry Catchpole pilots the extraordinary Morgan

Henry on the Jim Clark Rally
Ever wondered what it’s like to drive flat out on the road, ignoring signs and lines? That man Catchpole has the answer…

Nissan GT-R into America
Americans like American things. The Nissan GT-R is as Japanese as a PlayStation made of sushi. Richard Porter does the introductions

Buying Guide: Jaguar XKR
A sleek, supercharged Jaguar GT for as little as £10,000

Rumour has it that Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte look forward to David Vivian’s column every month

Boxster RS60 vs SLK350
Does the new SLK belong on a demanding road with the Boxster or should it still be parked outside the Electric Beach tanning salon?

Long-term tests
Harry has convinced Henry to let him have a go in the Caterham, so Henry slums it in the Zonda

evo Sport: Westfield Race 2
Our self-built Westfield has now got a bit more whizz down the straights – and its driver appears to be powered by ice cream

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