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Our latest issue takes on the new V12 Vantage, three other last-of-the line performance cars and more
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Inside issue 298 of evo
Unstoppable change is something that seems to be permeating every aspect of our daily lives, and things are no different when it comes to the high performance sports cars that we all love. In this month’s issue (evo 298), we drive Aston’s last V12 Vantage and see off two other automotive dynasties with a fabulous final drive.
First the Aston Martin V12 Vantage. A long overdue addition to the range that the whole world has been eagerly waiting to get their hands on. When it was revealed a few months back, what struck us more than its numbers or design – striking though they are – was the fact that it would be Aston Martin’s last, and one that’s strictly limited to just 333 units. To find out whether the new V12 Vantage can possibly hope not to just celebrate this incredible dynasty, but also compete as a £265,000 V12 sports car, Steve Sutcliffe took it on road and track to properly get under its stunning carbonfibre skin.
We also used this issue to sign off two of the most storied performance car brands that have called time on proceedings within just the last few months. Stephen Dobie brought together the last GT-R and last Renaultsport to celebrate their achievements, and ponder their futures in our electrified future.
Dickie has made his way to Italy to drive the last non-hybridised Lamborghini V12 in the Aventador Ultimae. Pairing the SVJ’s ferocious V12 powertrain and chassis tech with a sleeker body that more deftly references Marcello Gandini’s initial vision of a V12-powered Lamborghini supercar, the Ultimae is a swan-song for the Aventador, which is soon to be replaced by a new hybridised V12 supercar in the coming months.
To combat these feelings of loss, we’ve also brought together a collection of used sports car icons that are sure to retain their legendary status as their modern equivalents leave the stage. Stuart Gallagher runs us through his picks of what are some of the greatest driving thrills from the classifieds.
Also in the new issue is our first ultra-high performance tyre test, where John Barker pitches the impressive new Continental SportContact 7 against rivals from Michelin, Pirelli, and Goodyear. Brett Fraser reports back from his first Bathurst 1000 – Australia’s most iconic motor race that last year was temporarily halted for the sake of an echidna that had found its way on track (think hedgehog with attitude, that also lays eggs), and check out the incredible work of Mark J Rebilas, one of drag racing’s best known photographers.
This is all in addition to our regular first drives, where this month Jethro Bovingdon trials a fascinating new 1111bhp EV from California that isn’t a Tesla, feature the latest ruminations from our three storied columnists, take a look into the latest automotive news including an exciting new Lamborghini, and a whole lot more.
Enjoy issue, which you can order from the evo shop now.