Car pictures of the week
An epic Bishops Heritage Range Rover Restomod stars in this week's gallery
Variety is the spice of life, right? So amongst the high performance cars and supercars that evo’s so well known for photographing in often glamorous locations (even if those locations over the last 18 months have been firmly based on our little island), sometimes shooting something rather more upright is just as much a thrill for snapper Aston Parrott than it is for us to drive them.
In this week’s best car pictures gallery, we take you to a grey day somewhere in the middle of the UK, where Dickie Meaden pilots a resto-mod of a slightly different form to the ones we’re used to. This one’s based on the original Range Rover, yet fundamentally revamped from top to bottom by Bishops Heritage in collaboration with watchmaker Bamford X.
Creatively called the Bamford X Bishops Heritage Range Rover, it starts life as a late-build three-door Rangie, to which a GM-sourced LS3 V8 engine is slipped under the clamshell bonnet, a plush new interior and upgrades to the chassis and its components fitted.
Unlike photographing most modern cars, which require speed and dedication to appear like they’re moving around on the road, the Bishops Heritage Range Rover provided thrills for both driver and snapper at a fraction of the speed. At some points it even looked distinctly Bond villain-like, as if there was a little sliver of Silver Birch DB5 somewhere further up the road.
With shots in the bag, and Aston’s waterproofs once again proving to be essential, this fascinating resto-mod project proved to be a brilliantly fun and distinctive exercise for both, so have a ponder through our gallery to see more of the shots that didn’t make it into the current issue, which is on sale here!
Car pictures of the week: archive
Below are some of our favourite images from previous editions of evo car pictures of the week. Click on the pictures for the full galleries.
Click below to see all the images of our first car pictures of the week gallery, here featuring the indomitable Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 and the stunning Porsche 911 re-imagined by Singer.
Here we dig further back into the evo archives where we pull out some iconic images of the Ford GT slightly out of context in the European Alps, a TVR Sagaris in central London, the Audi RS2 as well as one of our most iconic twin tests between the Ferrari 599 GTO and Lexus LF-A.
The previous-generation Bentley Continental GT seemed to get better with age, a notion mirrored by the Jaguar E-type when in modern ‘lightweight’ form. Both of these British icons, as well as the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 feature in gallery three.
Fans might have cried fowl when Ferrari decided to turbocharge the Ferrari 488, but it’s not like Ferrari don’t have a history with turbocharged V8 engines. Here the 488 co-stars alongside the stunning F40, while elsewhere in this gallery we take a Porsche Cayman GTS to Japan for a stunning mountain blast.
Italian twelve-cylinder supercars seem to be the main agenda in the fourth evo car pictures of the week gallery, here featuring four V12 Lambos and the stunning 599 SA Aperta limited edition alongside its 550 Barchetta predecessor.
A gallery of new and old, here the McLaren 720S cemented its place as a truly great supercar alongside a daring night shoot with an Audi R8 LMX, pitch a Nissan GT-R and Audi Quattro against each other on Welsh mountain roads and drive the original 'Hakosuka' GT-R.
Ford's RS200 in a moody dark garage is just one of many amazing shoots in our 8th gallery, click on the image for the full gallery
Click on the image below for our ninth car pictures of the week gallery, including this hardcore lot!
Our tenth gallery turned it up another notch, including the wettest shoot in history (apparently).
The best hardcore Ferrari supercars and more feature in our 11th car pictures of the week gallery.