Latest issue of evo Magazine

22 May 2012

Lotus Exige V6 S v C63 Black, M3 GTS, 911 GT3 RS 4.0 and GT-R Track Pack. Lotus Esprit megatest, Scamander, VW Up vs Fiat Panda

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The latest on the successor to the mighty Ferrari Enzo, what’s really going on at Lotus, and Nissan puts the Juke-R into production. Just don’t ask the price

First drives
We try the refreshed Ferrari California - and its sporty new Handling Speciale pack - plus its nearest rival, the all-new Mercedes SL63 AMG. We've also driven a pair of new fast Audis, tried the Toyota GT 86 on road for the first time and BMW's Mercedes CLS rival - the svelte 6-series Gran Coupe

Your reaction to last month’s slightly controversial verdict on the Subaru BRZ

Exige S v C63 Black v M3 GTS v GT-R Track Pack v 911 GT3 RS 4.0
It’s been a tough year for Lotus. So how to put all mention of your political dramas on the back-burner? Launch a truly awesome new road-racer, and sell it for just 50 grand. Rather than pitch the new Exige S at similarly priced rivals, though, we’ve thrown it into a 13-mile, 147-corner lion’s den in Germany, with the BMW M3 GTS, Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series and Nissan GT-R Track Pack ready to pounce. If the Exige S can come through that, we could be looking at a new star

Lotus Esprit megatest
Fingers are firmly crossed that the new Lotus Esprit makes it to production. In anticipation, Jethro Bovingdon travels to Hethel to drive the most desirable and exciting examples of the original

Fiat Panda v VW Up
Not a misplaced Auto Express twin test, but a celebration of the cheapest driving thrills on the new-car market

This extraordinary vehicle was the final project of TVR legend Peter Wheeler. Now completed, in this exclusive test we try it on- and off-road. And on a lake

Porsche 911 Cabrio v Morgan Plus 8
We take oddly paired but evenly matched convertible sports cars on a road trip to Wales. Where it rains, really rather hard

Long-term tests
A Mercedes C63 AMG arrives in the car park and the Clio Williams returns from its unplanned hibernation

Your first evo car
Peugeot 106 Rallye v Mini Cooper v Fiesta Zetec S. Which is the most fun to drive, and what to look for if you’re buying one

Me and my car
The accountant and his best ever birthday present – a mint Ferrari Daytona

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