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This week on evo – Lightweight E-Type, new Fiat Spider and more

A look at the most exciting things from the world of evo this week

With the Los Angeles auto show underway, most of this week’s news has hailed from the United States – but some of our most significant stories have been closer to home.

In the links below you’ll find opinion on the Wales Rally GB, a drive of Jaguar’s stunning Lightweight E-Type and a full run-down of evo’s Leaderboard lap times. Here are the biggest stories on evo.co.uk this week.

Five things we learned from Wales Rally GB

Henry Catchpole studiously followed this year’s Wales Rally GB and has drawn several conclusions on both its competitors and rallying as a whole.

If you’ve got any opinions on this year’s WRC – or WRC in general – make sure you comment at the bottom of the story, or speak to us on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Bentley Bentayga driven

Comfortably the most polarising vehicle we’ve driven this year, the Bentley Bentayga is a car many think simply shouldn’t exist.

All that really matters though is how much of a success it is for Bentley, and with 5500 pre-orders, it’s already looking strong. Read our full review here.

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Porsche 918 Spyder

We’ve driven more cars in more laps around more circuits than we could possibly count, but until now our reports and videos have been scattered widely across this website and our Youtube page.

Now they’re all in one place: Here’s our definitive list of times from Anglesey, Bedford Autodrome and Blyton Park, with links to videos for those vehicles we’ve recorded as well as timed.

Fiat 124 Spider revealed

If you weren’t keen on Mazda’s latest MX-5, perhaps Fiat’s interpretation will prove more appealing.

It’s similar under the skin and built in Mazda’s Hiroshima factory, but uses Fiat’s own turbocharged engine and retro-inspired styling. Would you choose one over the Japanese car?

Watch – Jaguar Lightweight E-Type

This could be one of the most beautiful cars we’ve driven this year, and it’s certainly among the most expensive. It's Jaguar's Lightweight E-Type, and Jethro Bovingdon has driven it on video here.

Lord March might not recognise it for the annual Goodwood Revival, but if you haven’t got the means for one of the original lightweight racers, this is as close as you’ll get – and it’s brand new.

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MAT Stratos 2021 review – Lancia’s iconic Stratos reborn
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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
Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Bullitt Edition 2021 review – a 720bhp tribute act
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Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Bullitt Edition 2021 review – a 720bhp tribute act

Immense performance from about the coolest modern muscle car out there. It’s expensive, but there’s nothing else quite like it
12 Jun 2021
BMW M5 CS 2021 review – a class act that reaffirms the M division’s brilliance
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BMW M5 CS 2021 review – a class act that reaffirms the M division’s brilliance

Nonsensical on paper, but sublime in practice. Never has a modern supersaloon been more tactile or more engaging
14 Jun 2021
Tesla Model S Plaid deliveries begin – 1006bhp super saloon now reaching customers
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Tesla Model S Plaid deliveries begin – 1006bhp super saloon now reaching customers

The long-awaited Tesla Model S Plaid has finally come to fruition, with first US examples hitting the road
11 Jun 2021
2021 Audi RS3 Sportback and saloon previewed – will it finally match Mercedes-AMG A45 S?
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2021 Audi RS3 Sportback and saloon previewed – will it finally match Mercedes-AMG A45 S?

Audi Sport is putting the final touches on its new RS3 hot hatch and saloon
10 Jun 2021
2021 Maserati GranTurismo to go EV-only – IC option ditched
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2021 Maserati GranTurismo to go EV-only – IC option ditched

GranTurismo coupe and its soft-top GranCabrio sibling to be reborn later this year, but controversially without the proposed combustion alternative...…
11 Jun 2021
Posaidon’s 217mph Mercedes-AMG E63 RS is faster than a Porsche 918 Spyder
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Posaidon’s 217mph Mercedes-AMG E63 RS is faster than a Porsche 918 Spyder

Three new Posaidon power upgrades are now available for Mercedes-AMG’s E63 S, bringing hypercar numbers to the four door supersaloon
9 Jun 2021
Updated in-line six Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door revealed – hybrid V8s still to come
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Updated in-line six Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door revealed – hybrid V8s still to come

GT43 and GT53 4-Doors receive a refresh while we await the arrival of the V8 hybrid GT73
14 Jun 2021
Used car deals of the week
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Used car deals of the week

Here's what caught evo’s fancy this week on the second hand car market
11 Jun 2021
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The reluctant LaFerrari driver – evo archive

How do you get a £1million hypercar out of the back of a delivery truck? Very, very, slowly…
15 Jun 2021
Best small cars 2021 – pocket rockets reviewed and rated
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Best small cars 2021 – pocket rockets reviewed and rated

You don’t need 200bhp or more in a small hatchback to have fun – these ‘warm’ small cars are the proof
7 Jun 2021
Ferrari F8 Tributo replacement mule spied – will it emulate the McLaren Artura?
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Ferrari F8 Tributo replacement mule spied – will it emulate the McLaren Artura?

Ferrari’s going hybrid and V6 for its next mid-engined supercar
9 Jun 2021
HKS in development of a supercharger kit for new 2021 Toyota GR 86
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HKS in development of a supercharger kit for new 2021 Toyota GR 86

Japanese tuner HKS is in development of a supercharger upgrade package for the new GR 86
9 Jun 2021
BMW announces entry into LMDh class from 2023 – to fight Audi, Porsche and other big names
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BMW announces entry into LMDh class from 2023 – to fight Audi, Porsche and other big names

The 2023 LMDh class is shaping up to be a big one, with BMW getting back in on the action with its own racer, but only in the USA
11 Jun 2021