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Adam Towler
Porsche 718 Cayman T and Alpine A110 go head-to-head
Porsche 718 Cayman T and Alpine A110
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Porsche 718 Cayman T and Alpine A110 go head-to-head

T specification brings more driver focus to the entry-level Porsche 718 Cayman. But is it good enough to see off its £50k sports coupe rival, Alpine’s…
20 Feb 2021
New McLaren Artura revealed – all-new hybrid supercar to rival Ferrari F8 Tributo
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McLaren

New McLaren Artura revealed – all-new hybrid supercar to rival Ferrari F8 Tributo

McLaren’s next generation has arrived with a fresh powertrain, chassis and tech
17 Feb 2021
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2021 review – has the Honda Civic Type R been usurped?
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport hatchback

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2021 review – has the Honda Civic Type R been usurped?

It feels genuinely fast, and there are plentiful signs that its dynamics are very impressive, but until we drive a GTI Clubsport with DCC and 19-inch …
8 Feb 2021
Naturally aspirated engines – best of the breed from 4-pots to V12s
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Supercars

Naturally aspirated engines – best of the breed from 4-pots to V12s

The naturally aspirated engine is capable of stirring emotions a turbocharged motor can only dream of. We celebrate the best of the breed.
22 Jan 2021
Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition 2021 review – does it have one over a Trophy-R?
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Honda Civic Type-R

Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition 2021 review – does it have one over a Trophy-R?

The ultimate turbocharged front-wheel drive hot hatch, and arguably one of the greatest cars to ever wear the ‘hot hatch’ tag full stop
11 Jan 2021

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Porsche 911 Carrera S manual 2020 review – immersion therapy
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Porsche 911 coupe

Porsche 911 Carrera S manual 2020 review – immersion therapy

A manual gearbox brings welcome additional driver involvement to the 992, but it’s not without its drawbacks
5 Dec 2020
Ferrari 812 GTS 2020 review – ultimate open-top V12 thrills
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Ferrari

Ferrari 812 GTS 2020 review – ultimate open-top V12 thrills

A wonderful combination of near-hypercar pace and open air driving
3 Dec 2020
Lamborghini Urus review
Lamborghini Urus SUV

Lamborghini Urus review

Trying to master so many disciplines in one car is a tough gig, but the Lamborghini Urus makes a reasonable fist of it
24 Nov 2020
Toyota GR Yaris 2020 review - a true homologation superstar
Toyota Yaris

Toyota GR Yaris 2020 review - a true homologation superstar

Toyota’s new road-going rally special is a great drivers’ car of the type we worried we’d never see again. It’s a little gem.
24 Nov 2020
Endangered species: Toyota GT86, Caterham Seven 310R and Ford Mustang driven
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Endangered species: Toyota GT86, Caterham Seven 310R and Ford Mustang driven

The naturally aspirated, manual gearbox performance car is a rare beast these days. Thankfully, a few hardy souls are still flying the flag
21 Nov 2020
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera review – a mighty V12 GT with supercar speed
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera review – a mighty V12 GT with supercar speed

The best resolved of the new-era Aston Martins. Huge performance with long distance comfort, wrapped up in a body with real presence
20 Nov 2020
McLaren 600LT review
McLaren 600LT coupe

McLaren 600LT review

More power, more poise, more purity – McLaren at its best
20 Nov 2020
Renault Megane RS Trophy-R 2020 review - is Renault's record breaker worth its price tag?
Renault Megane RS

Renault Megane RS Trophy-R 2020 review - is Renault's record breaker worth its price tag?

The Trophy R is arguably the most focused, and extreme hot hatch ever made, albeit at a eye-wateringly high price.
17 Nov 2020
Gordon Murray Group unveils plans for new global headquarters
Hypercars

Gordon Murray Group unveils plans for new global headquarters

The Gordon Murray Group is to move to a new HQ in Windlesham, Surrey, with a three-phase build project due to be completed by 2024.
9 Nov 2020
Ariel Atom 4 review - Britain's exoskeletal track toy just got torquier...
Ariel Atom

Ariel Atom 4 review - Britain's exoskeletal track toy just got torquier...

Its looks may suggest otherwise, but this latest Atom is all‑new – and a huge leap forward, too
5 Nov 2020
British Racing Motors to recommission three iconic Type 15 MK1 BRM V16 racers
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British Racing Motors to recommission three iconic Type 15 MK1 BRM V16 racers

One of history’s most ambitious F1 racing cars to be reborn to celebrate 70 years of the BRM V16
4 Nov 2020
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2020 review – eight generations new, the GTI still has the goods
Volkswagen Golf GTI

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2020 review – eight generations new, the GTI still has the goods

A very good hot hatch, but a great Golf GTI, the new mk8 excels where required to form a very desirable offering
19 Oct 2020
Driving an F1 car at Spa-Francorchamps
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Driving an F1 car at Spa-Francorchamps

Nothing can fully prepare you for the challenge of driving a Formula 1 car, as evo’s Adam Towler finds out – at Spa-Francorchamps, on race weekend
18 Oct 2020
McLaren 765LT 2020 review – latest Long Tail returns to reset the status quo
McLaren

McLaren 765LT 2020 review – latest Long Tail returns to reset the status quo

McLaren’s latest Long Tail fulfills its brief in once again pushing the supercar to the next level, the 765LT just has to prove its magic on the road …
28 Sep 2020
Honda Civic Type R GT 2020 review – still king of the hot hatch crop?
Honda Civic Type-R hatchback

Honda Civic Type R GT 2020 review – still king of the hot hatch crop?

Subtle tweaks have made the Type R an even more formidable hot hatch, but we’re keen to try one again soon to understand fully the changes to the susp…
22 Sep 2020
Porsche 911 RSR v GT3 R v GT3 Cup - track-only 911s driven
Porsche 911

Porsche 911 RSR v GT3 R v GT3 Cup - track-only 911s driven

They’re aimed at different levels of motorsport, but what exactly separates Porsche’s 911 RSR, GT3 R and GT3 Cup models, and what are they like to dri…
20 Sep 2020
Le Mans 24 hour road trip in a Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Le Mans 24 hour road trip in a Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

Adam Towler and snapper Aston Parrott made good use of the 2019 Le Mans 24hr race, road-tripping to the iconic race in the ultimate long-distance GT
19 Sep 2020
Toyota Supra (A80) - review, history, prices and specs
Toyota Supra

Toyota Supra (A80) - review, history, prices and specs

It is part of the quintessential 90s Japanese performance car mix, but what’s the A80 Supra actually like?
5 Sep 2020
BMW M2 CS 2020 review – there's plenty to worry a Porsche Cayman GT4
BMW M2

BMW M2 CS 2020 review – there's plenty to worry a Porsche Cayman GT4

The most enjoyable and rewarding M car to drive for quite some time. Potentially, a future classic.
31 Jul 2020
Ferrari 488 Pista vs McLaren 720S Track Pack
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Ferrari 488 Pista vs McLaren 720S Track Pack

Does the singularly focused Ferrari 488 Pista have the upper hand over the identically powerful McLaren 720S Track Pack?
26 Jul 2020
Vanquishing point - the first and last Aston Martin Vanquish models go head-to-head
Aston Martin

Vanquishing point - the first and last Aston Martin Vanquish models go head-to-head

The Aston Martin range was topped for nearly 20 years by a Vanquish on the VH platform, so we brought together the first and last examples before a ne…
11 Jun 2020
Jaguar XJR-9: the anatomy of a Group C racer
Jaguar

Jaguar XJR-9: the anatomy of a Group C racer

Famously victorious at Le Mans in 1988, Jaguar’s XJR-9 ended Porsche’s dominance during sports car racing’s golden era
31 May 2020
2020 Aston Martin DB11 AMR review
Aston Martin DB11 coupe

2020 Aston Martin DB11 AMR review

We were less than impressed when we drove the original DB11 V12. So what exactly has happened in the transformation to this more potent AMR version to…
30 May 2020
McLaren 600LT Spider 2020 review – our 2018 eCoty winner drops its top
McLaren 600LT coupe

McLaren 600LT Spider 2020 review – our 2018 eCoty winner drops its top

Almost no decline in dynamic ability with the added drama of no roof almost makes this a no-compromise supercar
21 May 2020
BMW M4 Competition vs Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe - German coupe twin test
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BMW M4 Competition vs Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe - German coupe twin test

The F82 BMW M4 is about to be put out to pasture, so does AMG’s recently fettled C63 S Coupe finally have its number?
18 May 2020
BMW M340i xDrive saloon 2020 review
BMW 3 Series saloon

BMW M340i xDrive saloon 2020 review

All the ingredients are present to make this a cracking sub-M Sport saloon, but the M340i puts outright pace and tech above real driver thrills and en…
12 May 2020
Subaru Impreza P1 vs Mitsubishi Evo VI Tommi Mäkinen Edition
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Subaru Impreza P1 vs Mitsubishi Evo VI Tommi Mäkinen Edition

In the late ’90s Mitsubishi and Subaru battled it out for WRC glory. On the road the competition was no less fierce, as we discover by reuniting the E…
9 May 2020
Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder 2020 review
Lamborghini

Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder 2020 review

It may not be the sharpest, fastest or most involving topless supercar, but in many ways it’s the most memorable.
6 May 2020
Subaru WRX STI S209 2020 review – US-only special driven on UK roads
Subaru

Subaru WRX STI S209 2020 review – US-only special driven on UK roads

It may be nearing the end of its production, but this WRX STI on steroids is extremely rapid once its idiosyncrasies have been learnt. The S209 is a c…
24 Apr 2020