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This month, we pitch the new GT4 RS against three of the greatest mid-engined icons, ever

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Issue 301 – what's inside

Think of your perfect few days driving and this month’s cover story might get pretty close. Issue 301 is now on sale in stores and on the evo shop, where we brought together three of the best mid-engined cars ever to find out whether Porsche’s new Cayman GT4 RS could be elevated to the level of true greatness. 

To do this, Jethro Bovingdon took it to iconic roads like the route Napoleon in the south of France, where Lamborghini’s incredible Huracán STO, the Ferrari 458 Speciale and Honda NSX-R were waiting to create one of our most spectacular features in recent years. 

We also got our hands on the new Porsche 911 Sport Classic, a reinterpretation of the iconic 997.2-generation special edition in 992 form. Like before, the Sport Classic is a melange of elements from the Porsche 911 range brought together in a unique combination with bespoke styling touches that channel a retro spirit. This time, though, the changes are very substantial, featuring a totally bespoke body paired to Turbo engine, rear-wheel drive and manual transmission. Sounds like Porsche 911 nirvana, Stuart Gallagher assesses whether it’s the case. 

Next up, Jordan Katsianis gets under the skin of the Honda Civic Type R, perhaps the most exciting hot hatchback to be revealed in the last few years. Not just a car of numbers, the new FL5 Civic Type R plays successor to the best hot hatchback in modern memory, one that constantly realigned our expectations of what a hot hatch was capable of. This new model takes the basis of that car, but tightens, stiffens and refines all of its elements in a sleek new shell.

But from the most capable and exciting hot hatchback in history, to one of the smallest, Adam Towler drives the original Peugeot 106 Rallye, a car that is both significant for the hot hatchback lineage, and Adam’s personal experiences with the thrill of driving. 

Our final feature in this month’s magazine is figuring out what happened to the Ascari AZ-1. Born in a cradle of new-era supercars from the early 2000s, Peter Tomalin tells all about what exactly went wrong for a supercar and its company that had all the right ingredients to become the next Pagani. 

These features join our usual roster of first drives, where we have a go in Lamborghini’s next great Huracán, AMG’s first application of its wickedly powerful hybridised four-cylinder, catch up with the latest ruminations from our esteemed columnists and check in on our ever expanding fast fleet. For all that and more, run out and grab your copy now from all good newsagents, subscribe or purchase a single copy online here at the evo shop.

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