evo Magazine: April 2013

26 Feb 2013

Audi A1 quattro vs Mini GP vs Renault R26.R vs Ford RS500, Metro 6R4 driven, Mitsubishi Evo group test, Aston Martin V12 Zagato road trip

The April 2013 issue of evo continues the magazine's new, updated look, with more space for features, a new regular feature - the Art of Speed - and an all new columnist. Full details below...

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New Minis and a revised Bentley. Plus Mystic Tiff saves us the bother of watching F1 this season

First drives
Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, Jaguar XFR Speed Pack, Mercedes E63 AMG S, Nissan Juke Nismo, Ford Fiesta Ecoboost and Audi R8 V10 vs Porsche 911 C4S Powerkit

Richard Porter wants to set up the RSPCC and Harry details the woes of being rich enough to own a supercar, but not to insure one
Your missives are filled with Venom this month. By which we mean your opinions on the Hennessey

Extreme hot hatchbacks
The 4wd Audi A1 quattro and the rabid (and rapid) new Mini John Cooper Works GP take on two of the hottest hatches ever on road and track - the Renault Megane R26.R and Ford Focus RS500

Mature hot hatchbacks
Roll-cages and semi-slicks a bit much? Might we suggest the more refined nature of a BMW M135i. It takes on a VW Scirocco R, a Renault Megane 265 Cup and a Superchips Ford Focus ST

MG Metro 6R4
We drive the boxy riot of be-winged craziness that is the ultimate hot hatch of them all. And this might just be the most original example in existence

Inside Nismo
Rarely, if ever, has a red door provided so much excitement. We poke around the Aladdin’s cave that is the Nismo factory

Porsche Cayman S
Despite being named after a small crocodile, this is one of 2013’s most eagerly awaited cars. Richard Meaden drives it in Portugal

Aston Martin V12 Zagato to Scotland
Mix whisky, a piste-basher and possibly the greatest stretch of tarmac in the UK and you get a potentially lethal combination. We sample them separately

Mitsubishi Evo Generations group test
Some people still assume that this magazine is all about Mitsubishis. This test won’t do anything to dissuade them

Long-term tests
We never thought it’d happen - Harry waves his beloved Pagani Zonda goodbye
evo Knowledge
Why not combine two parts of this issue’s Knowledge by purchasing a Lotus Evora using our buying guide and then driving it out to Morocco courtesy of our road trip suggestion?
Still pondering what to spend those Christmas book vouchers on? We have got the answer

Art of speed
Behold the most iconic manual gearshift of them all
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