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Best motoring Christmas gifts - evo Essentials

Still struggling for that last-minute gift idea? From diecast cars to driving experiences, here are evo's suggestions

Christmas seems to have been imminent since about August this year, but if you're not completely jaded by festive music and your front room isn't yet carpeted in pine needles, you may still be in the mood for some Christmas shopping.

We've picked a selection of gift ideas for petrolheads, from driving experiences, to clothing, to tool cabinets. There should be something here for virtually every budget.

Silverstone Superchoice voucher

£199 - silverstone.co.uk

This gift voucher gives you the choice of experiencing the 483bhp, 195mph Ferrari F430 seen here, or an Aston V8 Vantage for eight laps, or alternatively a single-seater for 30 minutes.

evo Steering Wheel sweatshirt

£34.99 - shotdeadinthehead.com

evo doesn't have its own branded steering wheel, sadly, but our Steering Wheel sweatshirt is much cooler than a Christmas jumper.

Porsche Classic cooler

£450 - shop.porsche.com/uk

Keep your Christmas beverage of choice chilled in this bottle cooler (seen here in the F430's boot), made from the distinctive finned cylinder of an early air-cooled 911. It's certainly more affordable than the 911 it originates from...

Epic - Roads of Iceland

39.90 euros - delius-klasing.de

We recently featured Stefan Bogner's Porsche Drive book. Epic sees him capture the spectacular beauty of Iceland and its roads.

Richbrook Thermo travel mug

£14.95 - richbrook.co.uk

Perfect for a winter road trip. Richbrook's stainless steel thermal mug (hanging from the Draper Tools tool chest) also comes with a holder for cars without cupholders.

BMW M3 E30 DTM 1:18

£110 - racingmodels.com

Could this be one of the coolest racing colour schemes ever? Alpina's M3 was campaigned with great success by Christian Danner in the 1988 season.

Draper Roller Cabinet and Tool Chest

£274.80 & £155.98 - drapertools.com

Ideal for the serious home mechanic, this sturdy five-drawer cabinet and six-drawer tool chest are lockable, and constructed from sheet steel.

Mirabeau Monaco T-shirt

£25 - t-lab.eu

T-lab creates some of the most distinctive motoring T-shirts around. This one celebrates Monaco's tricky downhill, cambered hairpin - scene of many a destructive passing manoeuvre.

Ferrari 312 Simulator

Hire from £750 - classicracesimulators.com

Runs on ultra-realistic RFactor software and is equipped with a trio of TV screens. Up to three sims can be hooked up together, too... and just look at it!

Eibach Sportline lowering springs

£208.32 - eibach.co.uk

These Sportline springs lower the Mk7 Golf GTI by 30mm at the front and 20mm at the rear. They're available for a huge range of other cars, too.

Piloti Competizione shoes

£180 - piloti.uk.com

These FIA-certified racing boots are constructed from suede and leather. 'Roll Control' heel extends padding to the side of the shoe. We've had a pair in the office for a while now, and they're great to use.

evo Supercars book

£19.99 - amazon.co.uk

From the Lamborghini Miura to the Koenigsegg One:1, evo Supercars is packed with info on, and images of 100 of the world's fastest cars.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 1:18

£68 - racingmodels.com

This Minichamps Gallardo should stand out on your display shelf. The real car competed in the ADAC GT Masters in 2011.

Mercedes-Benz 300SL 1:12

£190 - racingmodels.com

Even more detailed than 1:18-scale equivalents, Mercedes' most iconic model is recreated beautifully here in 1:12 scale.

Porsche 919 Hybrid Jani/Dumas/Lieb 1:18

£98 - racingmodels.com

Not the 919 that won LeMans this year, but a detailed recreation of the 2014, #14 car that finished a strong fifth on its 24 Hours debut.

Aston Martin Zagato N24 1:18

£140 - racingmodels.com

This TechnoModel recreation of Aston Martin's 2012 Nurburgring 24 Hours contender features a certain Richard Meaden among its named drivers...

Jarama '94 Unbesiegt T-shirt

$24.95 - 8380labs.myshopify.com

This T-shirt arrived too late to squeeze into our magazine feature, but it's an appealing addition to the wardrobe. It celebrates the Porsche 964 Turbo S LM that won all four rounds of the BPR Global GT Series it entered in 1994 - including Jarama.

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