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evo Issue 146

NewsPagani’s got a new car coming, and it’s not just another special edition. Get the lowdown on the all-new C9 LettersOn which side should you overtake people on a Nürburgring tourist lap? Seems a lot of you already know the answer to that… On the cover - Mercedes SLS AMG meets its rivalsIt’s the big UK road test, as the all-new gullwing Mercedes SLS meets its foes from Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Audi and – yes, really – Bristol. We’ve thrashed ‘em around Wales and strapped on the figuring gear at Bedford and Millbrook to find the greatest Super GT on sale. One of them put in some startling acceleration figures…Nürburgring 24 hoursThe legendary circuit’s endurance race through the eyes of our three competitors, Roger Green, Richard Meaden and Chris Harris. Two finished, one caught fire

Range Rover attacks WalesWe’re used to testing cars in Wales, but we don’t normally climb its mountains and ford its streams. Meaden goes on a test with a difference

Happy Birthday Clio!The Clio is twenty. Instead of baking a cake, we thrash five hot hatch greats, with wheel-cocking aplenty

Tyre Test 2010Need some new performance tyres? Find out what to buy via our comprehensive test, with big names and budget brands presentProject SevenJohn Barker heads to the Nordschleife to fine-tune our pet CaterhamLong-term testsThe Jaguar XFR and BMW Z4 leave Evo Towers and a new M3, Megane and Aston scrap over their parking spacesCars for SaleFancy a mk5 Golf GTI? You will after reading our buying guide The KnowledgeAll the car data you need plus a battle at Bedford between two sports cars: MX-5 and Griffith. Does David beat Goliath?

Ask the ExpertsElise or VX220? Ferrari or Aston? Tough questions, but we’re able to answer them

Birth of an Icon - VW Golf GTI mk1Find out where the Golf name comes from here. It’s got nothing to do with clubs

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