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The new turbocharged 911 takes on its toughest rivals, we test the rear-wheel drive Huracan, race a Glickenhaus and visit Abarth

If you’ve eaten yourself into a post-Christmas stupor, there’s no better excuse to remain on the sofa than reading issue 218 of evo – out now!

Subscribers will already have their issues, graced by the new Porsche 911 Carrera. It’s joined on our newsstand cover by a selection of new and used rivals – all things which might tempt you away from splashing £76,412 on the rear-drive sports car.

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It’s our biggest feature this month, with some spectacular photos from the roads of North Wales. Dan Prosser evaluates the new car against its current rivals – the Jaguar F-type R, Nissan GT-R and BMW M4, while Henry Catchpole lines up an Aston Martin Vantage N430, BMW M6 and another turbocharged Porsche – a 997 Turbo.

Jethro Bovingdon has been in Qatar this month driving a car that proves not all Lamborghini Huracans understeer - the rear-wheel drive LP580-2. Gratuitous oversteer shots are never far away, but the car has merits far beyond the ability to go sideways.

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Sideways? There’s plenty of that in our next feature, where Henry Catchpole is responsible for our first ever gravel group test. The new Ariel Nomad was the motivation, but it’s joined by a rally-prepared 911, Defender, off-road buggy and a full M-Sport prepared WRC Fiesta.

Jethro is back for the next feature, racing the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003C at the Nurburgring. Elsewhere in the issue, website editor Hunter Skipworth takes a trip to Italy to look around Abarth’s Classiche facility and speak to the boss, while Henry interviews Britain’s next Dakar star, Harry Hunt.

As ever, there’s a mix of news, first drives and our long-term Fast Fleet – including the new Porsche 911 Turbo, driving the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport and welcoming a Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary respectively. And our Market pages examine the Japanese car import scene.

Enjoy the issue, have a great New Year, and we’ll see you again next month!

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