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Henry Catchpole

If there’s a twisting piece of road in a spectacular location, then you can be pretty sure Henry’s sideburns have either driven there or are plotting to do so. When he’s not halfway up the Atlas Mountains or in the depths of southern Brazil, lofty Catchpole (he’s 6ft 5in) also writes first drives, group tests and interviews. He has a particular soft spot for rally cars and anything lightweight – he once ran a long-term Caterham through winter with no roof. At weekends you’ll probably find him racing a bicycle. 

Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance 2024 review – Affalterbach's BMW M3 rival misses the mark
Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance
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Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Performance 2024 review – Affalterbach's BMW M3 rival misses the mark

Affalterbach’s new-generation C63 offers class-leading numbers, but it’s a complex car to get to know – in every sense
9 Jul 2024
Volkswagen T-Roc R Fast Fleet test – six months in the hot crossover
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Volkswagen T-Roc R Fast Fleet test – six months in the hot crossover

The T-Roc’s time on the Fleet was up after 6000 miles. Did it turn us into crossover fans?
1 Jul 2024
Alfa Romeo 4C – the car world's greatest misses
Alfa Romeo 4C
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Alfa Romeo 4C – the car world's greatest misses

It had stunning looks and promising hardware, but somehow the 4C didn’t add up to the sum of its parts
20 Jun 2024
Mini Cooper (R50) and Cooper S (R53): review, specs and buying guide
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Mini Cooper (R50) and Cooper S (R53): review, specs and buying guide

The R50 Mini Cooper captured all the fun of the original with excellent dynamics and a charming design, making it one of our top 25 cars of the last 2…
21 Feb 2024
Why the Porsche 911 R is one of the most significant cars of the last 25 years
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Why the Porsche 911 R is one of the most significant cars of the last 25 years

To mark our 25th anniversary we name the 25 most significant driver's cars launched in the last 25 years. Henry Catchpole presents his case for the Po…
5 Feb 2024

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BMW M4 Competition 2023 review – a car well deserving of its M badge status
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BMW M4 Competition 2023 review – a car well deserving of its M badge status

Don’t let the weight and choice of gearbox fool you, for this is an M car in the very best tradition
7 Aug 2023
Tales of evo Car of the Year 1998 – evo Archive
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Tales of evo Car of the Year 1998 – evo Archive

Fireworks, film failures and the future of transmissions – our 1998 year-end spectacular had them all
21 Feb 2023
Photoshop crimes of the century – evo Archive
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Photoshop crimes of the century – evo Archive

How a curious cover and countdown for our 100 Greatest Drivers’ Cars test detracted from an epic finale
7 Feb 2023
Manual v automatic gearboxes: BMW M2 and Porsche 911
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Manual v automatic gearboxes: BMW M2 and Porsche 911

Just how much does the choice of transmission affect the dynamics and enjoyment of a car? We head to the test track to find out
24 Jan 2023
A confidential seat swap in the Caparo T1 – evo Archive
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A confidential seat swap in the Caparo T1 – evo Archive

How a passenger ride turned into a drive, which then became a world exclusive first road test of the Caparo T1
24 Jan 2023
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An impromptu Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 – evo Archive
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An impromptu Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 – evo Archive

How a chance encounter saw a 911 Carrera upgraded to a 2.7 RS for this milestone-marking evo gathering
10 Jan 2023
A Porsche 911 and a Le Mans winning pacesetter – evo Archive
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A Porsche 911 and a Le Mans winning pacesetter – evo Archive

Four cracking convertibles, two alpine passes and a Le Mans winner in a cardboard crown made this evo test unforgettable for Stephen Dobie
13 Dec 2022
BMW E30 M3 by Redux 2022 review
BMW E30 M3 by Redux
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BMW E30 M3 by Redux 2022 review

What if BMW had developed a CSL version of the E30 M3 Evo – lighter, more powerful, even more effective? That’s the question that Redux set out to ans…
7 Dec 2022
Missing the greatest group test ever – evo Archive
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Missing the greatest group test ever – evo Archive

When evo assembled one of its greatest group tests ever, the launch of a diesel Alfa Romeo meant a disgruntled Henry Catchpole had to miss out
29 Nov 2022
Audi Sport Quattro S1: Group B rally car driven
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Audi Sport Quattro S1: Group B rally car driven

Audi’s ballistic short-wheelbase Sport Quattro S1 was one of the stars of the fearsome Group B era. Just 20 were built and this is the most decorated …
18 Nov 2022
A Porsche, Lamborghini and an Isle of Man initiation – evo Archive
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A Porsche, Lamborghini and an Isle of Man initiation – evo Archive

Could anything be faster along the derestricted roads of the Isle of Man than Porsche and Lamborghini’s latest supercars? Well, yes…
15 Nov 2022
Citroën C4 WRC drive – behind the wheel of a rally icon
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Citroën C4 WRC drive – behind the wheel of a rally icon

The C4 WRC is one of the greatest rally cars of all time, and this example was driven by the most successful rally driver of all. Now it’s our turn to…
12 Nov 2022
Theon Design Porsche 911 2022 review
Theon Design Porsche 911
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Theon Design Porsche 911 2022 review

Emerging from an unassuming barn in Oxfordshire, the restomodded 911s of Theon Design have their own niche in the world of remastered Porsches. We dri…
4 Nov 2022
Marc Gené and the Ferrari 430 Scuderia – evo Archive
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Marc Gené and the Ferrari 430 Scuderia – evo Archive

How Ferrari ensured its 430 Scuderia measured up against the clock
1 Nov 2022
Ill-timed snowfall and a 150mph Porsche Cayenne autobahn run – evo Archive
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Ill-timed snowfall and a 150mph Porsche Cayenne autobahn run – evo Archive

This Boxster drive in Austria had a much bigger Porsche journey behind it
18 Oct 2022
Audi RS4 Competition 2022 review
Audi RS4 Competition review
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Audi RS4 Competition 2022 review

The RS4 Competition takes a big step forward in some aspects, but has a tall mountain to climb against more powerful rivals
5 Oct 2022
Mini Cooper sleeping and a Ferrari 250 LM – evo Archive
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Mini Cooper sleeping and a Ferrari 250 LM – evo Archive

How a day in a studio studying a Le Mans legend kick-started Henry Catchpole’s career as a motoring writer. Probably
4 Oct 2022
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An Aston Martin scolding – evo Archive
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An Aston Martin scolding – evo Archive

When evo was summoned to Gaydon for daring to dislike the DB9
13 Sep 2022
An unplanned excursion in an Audi R8 GT – evo Archive
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An unplanned excursion in an Audi R8 GT – evo Archive

How three of 2010’s best cars made unplanned excursions on that year’s eCoty
30 Aug 2022
Morgan Plus Four CX-T 2022 review – driving the best type of crossover
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Morgan Plus Four CX-T 2022 review – driving the best type of crossover

A crazy way to spend a lot of money, but great fun whilst doing so...
23 Aug 2022
A broken driveshaft in the Bugatti-based Edonis – evo Archive
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A broken driveshaft in the Bugatti-based Edonis – evo Archive

How this Bugatti-based, turn-of-the-millennium V12 rarity defined a new benchmark for ferocity at evo
16 Aug 2022
Eagle Jaguar E-type Lightweight 2022 review
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Eagle Jaguar E-type Lightweight 2022 review

Road-racer restomods come little more sublime than Eagle’s take on the Jaguar E-type Lightweight
5 Aug 2022
Driving through Skid Row in a BMW Z8 – evo Archive
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Driving through Skid Row in a BMW Z8 – evo Archive

How a Bond-car-themed twin test left Barker and Morgan fearing they might not ‘bring it back in one piece’
2 Aug 2022
Morgan Plus Four 2022 review – is the four-pot roadster the pick of the range?
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Morgan Plus Four 2022 review – is the four-pot roadster the pick of the range?

The Morgan Plus Four is sweet to drive, but ultimately an experience removed from the modern sports car
28 Jul 2022
evo’s unforgettable road trip to the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours – evo Archive
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evo’s unforgettable road trip to the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours – evo Archive

Road trips to Le Mans are always a good time, but the boys ran into a little more fun than they were expecting on this trip in 2015...
19 Jul 2022
A car magazine without a car on the cover – evo Archive
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A car magazine without a car on the cover – evo Archive

How the traces of dancing Japanese drift machines made it onto an evo subscribers’ cover
5 Jul 2022
A car wash loophole in an MGF – evo Archive
Car wash loophole in an MGF
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A car wash loophole in an MGF – evo Archive

How the drop-tops Grand Challenge got some of the evo team in a lather
21 Jun 2022
Bowler Defender Challenge 2022 review – the ultimate off-road toy?
Bowler Defender Challenge
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Bowler Defender Challenge 2022 review – the ultimate off-road toy?

Off-road rallying is motorsport at its most extreme, and the Bowler Defender is one way to travel absurdly quickly across the toughest terrain. We str…
10 Jun 2022
Sideways in a McLaren F1 – evo Archive
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Sideways in a McLaren F1 – evo Archive

It’s the most expensive car we’ve ever had sideways. This is how it happened
7 Jun 2022