evo Magazine: June 2013

23 Apr 2013

Jaguar F-type vs Porsche 911, Boxster and Aston V8 Vantage, Audi R8 Plus vs Ferrari 458 and McLaren 12C, Lotus Elise megatest, mk7 VW Golf GTI

The June 2013 issue of evo continues the magazine's new, updated look with judgement day for one of the most highly anticipated performance cars of our generation. The Jaguar F-type is finally here, and with a couple of Porsches, a box office Aston Martin, tyre-killing Tiff Needell and the challenging roads of North Wales to contend with, we haven't made things easy for it...

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Yet another Bugatti Veyron special edition, while the Maserati Ghibli makes a comeback

First drives
Reviews of the mk7 VW Golf GTI, Mercedes SL65 AMG, Audi RS6 Avant and S3, KTM X-Bow GT, Ariel Atom Cup, mk2 Porsche Cayman and SEAT Ibiza Cupra
The United Arab Emirates may be hot, but Richard Porter couldn’t resist putting his anorak on
Reaction to Dickie Meaden’s guest column from last month and the evo forum’s consensus on the 950bhp LaFerrari

Jaguar F-type vs rivals
Has there been a sports car as teased and hyped in the last ten years? Well the F-type’s here now, and it’s time for both V6 S and V8 S versions to face the music. Or a Porsche Boxster S, 911 Cabrio, Aston V8 Vantage and a drift-happy Tiff, at least

Audi R8 Plus vs Ferrari 458 vs McLaren 12C
A twin-clutch gearbox and a hike to 542bhp help to elevate the Audi R8 beyond mere Porsche 911s and Nissan GT-Rs – it’s time to face the really big boys
Peugeot 208 GTI
Peugeot 205 GTI cliche bingo card at the ready, it’s time to drive its great grandson
Geoff Page Racing
The man who spurned a season behind the wheel for a career wielding spanners. We’re glad he did
The best Lotus Elises
It’s 17 years since the lightweight Lotus launched (how old do you feel now?). Dickie Meaden drives our favourites

Renault Sport Spider
The Elise wasn’t all good-guy, though. We experience the car whose rosy outlook it quashed – Renault’s quirky arachnid
McLaren SLR edition
The Mercedes-McLaren road-car relationship proved a little rocky. Now Woking wants custody of some of the kids

Long-term tests
Harry’s bought a 308, making us all wonder what element of Peugeot’s family hatch he found irresistible
evo Knowledge
Remember the TVR Tamora? Now it’s back in your conscience, here’s how to buy a good ’un

Car data
Don’t know the Lamborghini LM002’s bhp/ton off the top of your head? Rectify that here
Art of speed
This month, the McLaren F1’s central driver’s seat
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