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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.

‘The NSX’s handling, despite the legend, I always found to be pretty damn spiky’
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Honda NSX

‘The NSX’s handling, despite the legend, I always found to be pretty damn spiky’

Bovingdon’s car-related inner database has just been shaken to its foundations
17 May 2022
McLaren 600LT v Porsche 911 GT3 v Nissan GT-R Nismo
McLaren 600LT v Porsche 911 GT3 v Nissan GT-R Nismo
Supercars

McLaren 600LT v Porsche 911 GT3 v Nissan GT-R Nismo

What will it take to expose any weaknesses in the new 911 GT3? Nissan’s brutal GT-R Nismo and McLaren’s ballistic 600LT should have the power and poli…
14 May 2022
Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera vs V12 flagships
Lamborghini supertest
Lamborghini

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera vs V12 flagships

Was Lamborghini’s V10 line ever the threat to the V12 big-hitters that it was once perceived to be? We find out as Gallardo Superleggera, Murciélago L…
18 Apr 2022
997.2 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0: review, history and specs of an icon
Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 2022 review
Porsche 911 GT3

997.2 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0: review, history and specs of an icon

Considered by many to be one of Porsche’s finest achievements, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 was the ultimate 997, and might just be the ultimate 911
17 Apr 2022
‘You rarely feel the urge to go looking for their ultimate talent because it’s hidden by others’
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opinion

‘You rarely feel the urge to go looking for their ultimate talent because it’s hidden by others’

The increased abilities of today’s cars could also be their undoing, thinks Jethro
29 Mar 2022

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Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing 2022 review – Detroit takes on the BMW M5 Competition
Cadillac CT5-V Teaser
Cadillac

Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing 2022 review – Detroit takes on the BMW M5 Competition

A 668bhp supercharged V8 with a manual transmission is a winning formula, but we find out if the CT5-V Blackwing can match its long-standing rival fro…
16 Mar 2022
‘You will never need Lane Assist more than when trying to deactivate Lane Assist in a Volkswagen ID.3’
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Volkswagen ID.3

‘You will never need Lane Assist more than when trying to deactivate Lane Assist in a Volkswagen ID.3’

The issue with VW’s ID.3 isn’t that it’s an EV, says Jethro. It’s something else
15 Feb 2022
Lamborghini Huracán STO 2022 review – ultimate V10 Lambo to take on McLaren 765LT
Lamborghini Huracan STO eCoty – front cornering
Lamborghini Huracan

Lamborghini Huracán STO 2022 review – ultimate V10 Lambo to take on McLaren 765LT

The new Lamborghini Huracán STO is every bit the road racer it promises to be
5 Jan 2022
‘I’m daydreaming about a car tailor‑made for our appalling roads. Fluid, accessible and involving’
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Opinion

‘I’m daydreaming about a car tailor‑made for our appalling roads. Fluid, accessible and involving’

Is it time for a rethink about what we want from the chassis of a driver’s car?
5 Jan 2022
‘How do you qualify to own a McLaren 765LT? Just be rich. Zero talent required. Zero training’
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Opinion

‘How do you qualify to own a McLaren 765LT? Just be rich. Zero talent required. Zero training’

Jethro feels that if manufacturers aren’t careful we could see the end of the very cars we love
23 Nov 2021
'Electric cars need more character, and there’s an obvious place to look for it'
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Opinion

'Electric cars need more character, and there’s an obvious place to look for it'

The electric car struggles to offer the same thrills as our favourite combustion models, but Jethro reckons he has a solution
12 Oct 2021
Pagani Huayra R goes testing on video: behind the scenes
Pagani Huayra R testing
Pagani Huayra

Pagani Huayra R goes testing on video: behind the scenes

Looking glorious in unpainted carbonfibre and boasting an all-new, 838bhp naturally aspirated V12 engine, Pagani’s track-only Huayra R goes testing
4 Oct 2021
‘So the Mini GP3 is a hardcore, track-spec hot hatch yet it has an automatic gearbox. Who gets fired for this decision?’
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Opinion

‘So the Mini GP3 is a hardcore, track-spec hot hatch yet it has an automatic gearbox. Who gets fired for this decision?’

The pandemic gave Angry Jethro some things he needs to get off his chest
31 Aug 2021
Ram 1500 TRX 2021 review – Jurassic warlord takes on the F-150 Raptor
Ram 1500 TRX – action
Dodge Ram

Ram 1500 TRX 2021 review – Jurassic warlord takes on the F-150 Raptor

There are giant pickups, and then there’s Ram’s 692bhp Hellcat-engined 1500 TRX.
28 Aug 2021
‘Greater ability means you can tackle even more extreme terrain, climb madder climbs’
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Opinion

‘Greater ability means you can tackle even more extreme terrain, climb madder climbs’

Turns out the Thrill of Driving doesn’t have to be limited to on-road pursuits
20 Jul 2021
MAT Stratos 2021 review – Lancia’s iconic Stratos reborn
MAT Stratos – front tracking
Lancia

MAT Stratos 2021 review – Lancia’s iconic Stratos reborn

It’s been a long time coming, but this Ferrari F430-based reimagining of the Lancia Stratos is finally here
11 Jun 2021
Can the Renault Clio Trophy beat a modern supersaloon for daily transport?
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Opinion

Can the Renault Clio Trophy beat a modern supersaloon for daily transport?

The boot struts have gone saggy and the hatch slams onto my head three times a week, but the Clio Trophy is hard to resist
8 Jun 2021
'LA’s finest is awesome, but you can’t beat a British B-road for a proper workout'
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Opinion

'LA’s finest is awesome, but you can’t beat a British B-road for a proper workout'

I’d take ten minutes on a good British B-road over three hours at Mach 3 along the Angeles Crest Highway
27 Apr 2021
Porsche 911 Carrera (996): review, history and specs
Porsche 911 Carrera (996) icon
Porsche 911 coupe

Porsche 911 Carrera (996): review, history and specs

Performance cars have come a long way since the 996 Carrera became our first eCoty winner, but are the qualities that made it stand out in 1998 still …
6 Feb 2021
Porsche Taycan RWD 2021 review – capable, desirable, but not lovable
Porsche Taycan rwd - coffee front tracking
Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan RWD 2021 review – capable, desirable, but not lovable

The promise of adding rear-drive thrills to the Taycan’s already formidable dynamic repertoire falls rather flat in reality
2 Feb 2021
'The GMA T.50 will be brilliant, but could the Aston Martin Valkyrie be a more exciting car?'
GMA T.50 front
GMA T.50 coupe

'The GMA T.50 will be brilliant, but could the Aston Martin Valkyrie be a more exciting car?'

I can almost imagine what the T.50 might feel like. But the Valkyrie? It’s a whole new world
15 Dec 2020
Driving the one-off Aston Martin DB7 GT prototype
Aston Martin

Driving the one-off Aston Martin DB7 GT prototype

This DB7 was the prototype for a race series that never happened. We head to Brands Hatch to get behind the wheel
2 Nov 2020
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera v Ferrari 812 Superfast
Features

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera v Ferrari 812 Superfast

Each with a 700bhp-plus V12, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera and Ferrari 812 Superfast are the ultimate GTs from their respective marques. Which bes…
13 Sep 2020
BMW M3 GTS vs Mini GP vs Renault Sport Mégane R26.R
Features

BMW M3 GTS vs Mini GP vs Renault Sport Mégane R26.R

You could spend £250,000 on a 700bhp hardcore machine, but is there just as much fun to be had – if not more – with less power and for less outlay?
1 Aug 2020
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye review
Dodge Challenger

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye review

More powerful than a McLaren Senna, tens of thousands cheaper than a BMW M5, this politically incorrect, all-American muscle car is the antithesis of …
20 Jun 2020
Litchfield Porsche 911 Carrera T (991) review
Porsche 911

Litchfield Porsche 911 Carrera T (991) review

Litchfield has turned its attention to the Carrera T, but does a power boost detract from what the T is all about? 
18 Apr 2020
Dallara Stradale review
Dallara Stradale - front
Reviews

Dallara Stradale review

Dallara's expertise has created a lightweight, purist driver's car of ruthless focus
16 Nov 2018
McLaren 650S Spider v Ferrari 488 Spider
Features

McLaren 650S Spider v Ferrari 488 Spider

Before the McLaren 720S Spider arrives, we wanted to find out how the drop-top 650S fared against Ferrari’s 488 Spider
16 Aug 2018
McLaren P1 review
McLaren 01
McLaren P1 coupe

McLaren P1 review

McLaren has created a stunning hypercar of the modern age
18 Aug 2017
McLaren P1 GTR review
McLaren P1 GTR - front three quarter
McLaren P1 coupe

McLaren P1 GTR review

Conversion to road-legal spec hasn't harmed the P1 GTR, and it's positively ferocious on the public highway
8 Aug 2017
Best McLarens ever - we test them all from F1 to P1 GTR
Reviews

Best McLarens ever - we test them all from F1 to P1 GTR

The fastest car we’ve timed at Anglesey Circuit is the Radical RXC Turbo 500 with a lap of 1:10.5. Can the P1 GTR go faster?
20 Jun 2017
BAC Mono review
BAC Mono
Reviews

BAC Mono review

The BAC Mono is a single seat, track focused sports car with a £110,000 price tag and a Formula 1 style cockpit
16 Mar 2017
Nissan Skyline GT-R Hakosuka - origin of the species
Nissan Skyline coupe

Nissan Skyline GT-R Hakosuka - origin of the species

Can you still detect the DNA of a modern GT-R in the legendary ‘Hakosuka’
30 Dec 2016
Mercedes-AMG GT v Jaguar F-type R Coupe AWD
Group tests

Mercedes-AMG GT v Jaguar F-type R Coupe AWD

Two front-engined coupes powered by big, forced-induction V8s, but which should your £100,000 go on?
27 Dec 2016