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Jethro Bovingdon

Bovingdon began his career as a motoring journalist and road tester at evo in May 2001. Since then he has forged a career as one of the most professional (and sideways) writers in the business. A current owner of a Porsche 996 and a modified BMW 3-series, Jethro has a deep passion for cars and driving. Also a proficient racer, Jethro drove a works BMW in the Nürburgring 24 Hours in 2014 and set one of the fastest laps ever around Blyton Park in a McLaren 12C Can Am. Non-motoring interests include collecting sunglasses. Large ones.

When racing at the Nürburgring 24 Hours goes wrong
Jethro Bovingdon 2023 Nurburgring 24 Hour race
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When racing at the Nürburgring 24 Hours goes wrong

The Nürburgring 24 Hours is a brutal examination of cars and drivers – and that’s when everything’s going well. When something goes wrong, it’s 24 hou…
31 May 2024
Training for the Nürburgring 24 Hours: behind the scenes
Training for the Nurburgring 24 Hour
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Training for the Nürburgring 24 Hours: behind the scenes

Last year, our own Jethro Bovingdon tackled the Nürburgring 24 Hours in a BMW M4 GT4. But first he had to reacquaint himself with the epic circuit, an…
24 May 2024
Acura Integra Type S 2024 review – a Honda Civic Type R with added restraint
Acura Integra Type S
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Acura Integra Type S 2024 review – a Honda Civic Type R with added restraint

It’s not officially coming to the UK, which is a great shame because this close relation to the Civic Type R is every bit as brilliant in its own way
21 May 2024
BMW M3 CS v Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA v Jaguar XE Project 8 – supersaloon specials go head-to-head
BMW M3 CS v Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA v Jaguar XE Project 8
Group tests

BMW M3 CS v Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA v Jaguar XE Project 8 – supersaloon specials go head-to-head

BMW’s M3 CS is so dazzlingly good that a regular head-to-head seemed inadequate. Instead we pit it against two icons, Alfa Romeo’s sublime Giulia GTA …
7 Apr 2024
BMW M3 (E46, 2000 - 2006): review, history and buying guide
BMW M3 E46
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BMW M3 (E46, 2000 - 2006): review, history and buying guide

The E46 M3 was BMW M division’s most celebrated model at its zenith. Here's why it's one of our top 25 cars of the past 25 years
11 Mar 2024

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Nissan Z Nismo 2024 review – Japan's answer to the BMW M2
Nissan Z Nismo
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Nissan Z Nismo 2024 review – Japan's answer to the BMW M2

The latest Z car has had a Nismo makeover, with a reworked chassis and aero, more power – and an auto ’box. It’s still not coming to Europe, but are w…
10 Mar 2024
Lamborghini Revuelto 2024 review – a worthy successor to the Aventador?
Lamborghini Revuelto
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Lamborghini Revuelto 2024 review – a worthy successor to the Aventador?

Chock full of complex, cutting-edge tech, the Revuelto is more refined and capable than its predecessor, and it retains those all-important V12 Lambor…
5 Mar 2024
Porsche Cayman (987, 2005 - 2012): review, history, prices and specs
Porsche Cayman 987
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Porsche Cayman (987, 2005 - 2012): review, history, prices and specs

The 987 Porsche Cayman is the obvious choice in 2024 as a used buy, and for many very good reasons...
5 Mar 2024
Chevrolet Corvette E‑Ray 2024 review – American icon goes hybrid and all-wheel drive
Chevrolet Corvette E‑Ray
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Chevrolet Corvette E‑Ray 2024 review – American icon goes hybrid and all-wheel drive

Is nothing sacred? The red-blooded Corvette can now be had with electric assistance and four-wheel drive. But is the new Corvette E‑Ray too complex fo…
2 Mar 2024
Why the Honda NSX-R is one of the most significant cars of the last 25 years
Honda NSX-R – front
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Why the Honda NSX-R is one of the most significant cars of the last 25 years

To mark our 25th anniversary we name some of the most significant driver's cars to be launched in the last 25 years. Jethro Bovingdon presents his cas…
22 Jan 2024
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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2012-2017): review, specs and buying guide
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta – front
In-depth reviews

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (2012-2017): review, specs and buying guide

Straddling the line between GT and full-blown supercar, the Ferrari F12 is a heart-thumping thriller with one of the best engines known to man
4 Jan 2024
Radical SR10 2024 review – hypercar performance for £126,000
Radical SR10
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Radical SR10 2024 review – hypercar performance for £126,000

By combining intense trackday performance with enhanced durability, this latest Radical aims to offer the best of both worlds. Does it succeed?
27 Dec 2023
McLaren Senna GTR review – worth £500k more than the road car?
McLaren Senna GTR
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McLaren Senna GTR review – worth £500k more than the road car?

The track-only Senna GTR will set you back over half a million pounds more than the cost of a Senna road car. So, is it worth it?
20 Dec 2023
Honda S2000 – the car world's greatest misses
Honda S2000
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Honda S2000 – the car world's greatest misses

Our anniversary issue focussed on cars that categorically nailed their briefs. But what about those that totally missed their marks? Jethro Bovingdon …
14 Dec 2023
McLaren 750S 2024 review – V8 supercar primed to take on Ferrari’s 296 GTB
McLaren 750S
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McLaren 750S 2024 review – V8 supercar primed to take on Ferrari’s 296 GTB

Taking the best technical components from the 765LT, McLaren has created a V8-engined supercar that can be considered not only one of the best of its …
13 Dec 2023
Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2024 review – is this peak 911 road car?
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2024 review – is this peak 911 road car?

It’s the most extreme 911 for years and we know it’s sensational on track, but how will the latest RS fare on the road? Let’s find out
13 Dec 2023
Driving a Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo on a frozen lake
Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo
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Driving a Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo on a frozen lake

Some of the world’s greatest race circuits recreated on a frozen lake – that’s the unique proposition of the Lapland Ice Driving experience. Throw in …
29 Nov 2023
Cadillac CT4‑V Blackwing 2023 review – V6 supersaloon eyes BMW M3
Cadillac CT4‑V Blackwing
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Cadillac CT4‑V Blackwing 2023 review – V6 supersaloon eyes BMW M3

We’ve raved about its CT5-V big brother; can the M3-rivalling CT4‑V work the same magic?
28 Nov 2023
BMW M3 Touring v Audi RS4 Competition – hardcore estates go head-to-head
BMW M3 Touring v Audi RS4 Competition
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BMW M3 Touring v Audi RS4 Competition – hardcore estates go head-to-head

BMW has set a new benchmark for fast estates with the M3 Competition Touring, but Audi is fighting back with the RS4 Avant Competition, which brings a…
11 Nov 2023
Spartan (supercharged) 2023 review – hypercar pace for £162,000
Spartan (supercharged)
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Spartan (supercharged) 2023 review – hypercar pace for £162,000

With Can-Am looks, a 460bhp supercharged Honda engine, just 700kg to propel and no driver aids whatsoever, the Spartan is the thrill of driving in its…
21 Oct 2023
Alfa Romeo Tonale 2023 review – 276bhp Speciale version tested
Alfa Romeo Tonale review – front
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Alfa Romeo Tonale 2023 review – 276bhp Speciale version tested

The Tonale scores highly for its design and tech, but it's missing the dynamic class of the Giulia and Stelvio
30 Aug 2023
New 2023 Lucid Air Sapphire review: 1200bhp supersaloon tested
Lucid Air Sapphire – front
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New 2023 Lucid Air Sapphire review: 1200bhp supersaloon tested

Look beyond its 1200bhp-plus output if you can – this latest Air’s true torque‑vectoring capabilities give a tantalising taste of how EVs could become…
22 Jul 2023
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New 2023 Subaru WRX review: the Impreza's spiritual successor
Subaru WRX – front
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New 2023 Subaru WRX review: the Impreza's spiritual successor

The car formerly known as Impreza still lives on in some markets outside the UK. Can the latest Subaru WRX rekindle the excitement of its forefathers?…
21 Jul 2023
‘The 996 Porsche 911 went from being the sweetheart of road testers to being something of a joke’
Jethro opinion header
Opinion

‘The 996 Porsche 911 went from being the sweetheart of road testers to being something of a joke’

The world is embracing the pariah Porsche, and about time, says Jethro
6 Jun 2023
New 2023 Ferrari Purosangue review – there's no SUV quite like it
Ferrari Purosangue
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New 2023 Ferrari Purosangue review – there's no SUV quite like it

Does Maranello’s first SUV live up to its ‘authentic Ferrari four‑door sports car’ billing? Here’s where we find out
30 May 2023
‘I’ve been trying to really engage with and enjoy the act of driving very slowly’
Jethro opinion header
Opinion

‘I’ve been trying to really engage with and enjoy the act of driving very slowly’

His first UK speeding ticket has prompted Jethro to embrace driving slowly
16 May 2023
Porsche 911 Carrera '996.3' – Jethro Bovingdon's re-engineered 911 driven
Jethro's 996 Porsche 911 Carrera
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Porsche 911 Carrera '996.3' – Jethro Bovingdon's re-engineered 911 driven

Re-engineering a 996 Carrera with a 991 engine and a chassis to match made no financial sense whatsoever, and Jethro Bovingdon couldn’t be happier
8 May 2023
Ford Ranger Raptor 2023 review
Ford Ranger Raptor
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Ford Ranger Raptor 2023 review

Can a pickup truck weighing nearly 2.5 tons and propelled by just 288bhp really serve up the thrill of driving? You might be surprised…
7 May 2023
New BMW M3 Touring vs Audi RS6 – battle of the super estates
BMW M3 Touring vs Audi RS6 – twin static
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New BMW M3 Touring vs Audi RS6 – battle of the super estates

Can the BMW M3 Touring out-muscle the indomitable Audi RS6? Jethro Bovingdon finds out...
6 May 2023
Ferrari 499P Le Mans Hypercar – Maranello returns to endurance racing
Ferrari 499P
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Ferrari 499P Le Mans Hypercar – Maranello returns to endurance racing

After a gap of 50 years, Ferrari has returned to the endurance racing fray – and is straight on the pace
29 Apr 2023
‘Does Ferrari make the most reliable cars in the world? I think it might.’
Jethro opinion header
Opinion

‘Does Ferrari make the most reliable cars in the world? I think it might.’

Who builds the most reliable cars? Jethro’s suggestion might surprise you
25 Apr 2023
Litchfield Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2023 review
Litchfield Golf GTI - drift
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Litchfield Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2023 review

With a 400bhp motor, Nitron suspension and a host of other goodies, the Litchfield GTI Clubsport is a manic interpretation of the staple hot hatch
25 Apr 2023
Mercedes-AMG GT63 S E Performance 2023 review
Mercedes-AMG GT63 S E Performance
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Mercedes-AMG GT63 S E Performance 2023 review

Adding an e-motor to the already ballistic GT63 S has created a luxury behemoth with rocketship acceleration
10 Apr 2023
Audi RS Q e-tron – hybrid Dakar racer driven
Audi RS Q e-tron dakar drive
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Audi RS Q e-tron – hybrid Dakar racer driven

Audi’s monster Dakar desert racer combines electric motors from Formula E with a detuned DTM petrol engine in one extraordinary package. Hold on tight…
9 Apr 2023