evo Magazine: January 2013

4 Dec 2012

Noble M600 road trip, 200mph in a Shelby Mustang, Maserati GranTurismo Sport vs Aston DB9, Bentley, BMW M6 and Mercedes CLS AMG, Renaultsport Clio buying guide

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Plenty of new metal to pore over, including the second-gen Porsche Cayman, a drop-top Lambo and the new Jaguar XFR-S

Richard Porter’s been whining again, but at least Harry Metcalfe and Tiff Needell are cheery – about the quality of the new Aston DB9 and the fun of rear-wheel-drive cars, respectively

First drives
We review the new Mercedes SLS AMG GT, Mini John Cooper Works GP, supercharged Jaguar XF, Vauxhall Adam city car and a pair of quick little Mazda MX-5s

What’s the daftest thing you’ve ever done in a car? Chortle incessantly at (or nod along awkwardly with) our forum users

Noble road trip
Dickie Meaden kicks off our Spirit of Speed special with a 400-mile road trip visiting some of Great Britain’s speed record hotspots in a suitably fitting supercar, the 225mph and wholly home-grown Noble M600

200mph in a Mustang
Yes, you read that right. Ford claims a shocking double-ton is possible in its new Shelby GT500 ’Stang. Jethro Bovingdon heads for Germany’s derestriction signs to put it to the test

Bentley at Bonneville
The Bonneville Salt Flats are the home of jaw-dropping records and streamlined, speed-focused machines. So what’s a leather-pewed Bentley Mulsanne doing there? David Vivian explains all

Land speed greats
Dickie Meaden enjoys a dose of Thrust as he gets up close and personal with the fastest car in the world, Thrust SSC, and its forebear, Thrust 2

Caterham’s new cars
Caterham’s new R600 and SP300R possess similar power outputs, but utilise them in quite different ways. Henry Catchpole has a day to remember driving them at speed at Donington Park

Infiniti Emerg-e
Speed will be different in the future, as Infiniti’s electric-powered Emerg-e proves when Mike Duff clambers behind the wheel. And it’s good news…

Super GT group test
2012 has been a vintage year for new GTs. We pit the new Maserati GranTurismo Sport against Aston’s rejuvenated DB9, Bentley’s V8 Conti GT, the BMW M6 and Mercedes’ CLS AMG

Maserati: the future
Masers may be good, but they remain a rare sight. Mystic Meg-calfe looks into his crystal ball to see what the fix is, and gets to grips with the new Quattroporte along the way

Long-term tests
What-ho Audi RS4 and Porsche 924, goodbye Morgan 4/4 and Golf GTI. Plus, our Murcielago gets quite hurt

evo Knowledge
Craving a hardcore hot hatch but hampered by budget? Used Renaultsport Clio 197s and 200s can be bought for small money

Fantasy garage
The challenge: buy an everyday supercar, a classic and something bike-carrying and practical for £200,000. Your ideal trio?

Me and My Car
The creator of an evo favourite – the GoPro video camera – and his mega car collection

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