September 2012 issue of evo Magazine

McLaren to Africa, MP4-12C vs Ferrari F40, Astra VXR vs Megane Cup vs Focus RS, Aston Martin Vanquish tested

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NewsAMG’s staggering new-model plans, more details on the next Renaultsport Clio and a fond(ish) farewell to the Mazda rotary

ColumnsLe Mans lover Richard Porter analyses Audi’s dominance of the endurance racing scene. Can anyone stop them?

First drivesThe new Audi RS4 Avant, Volvo S60 Polestar, BMW M135i and M6 Coupe, Porsche Cayenne GTS, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Mercedes A250 AMG Sport and Mazda CX-5 Sport are given the Driven treatment

LettersHow to make the Ford Mustang a proper Porsche rival and how NOT to wash a Ferrari 550 Barchetta

McLaren to MoroccoMorocco contains some of the world’s greatest driving roads. The problem? They’re potentially unreachable. We head there in perhaps the only supercar up to such an epic journey: McLaren’s MP4-12C

Updated 12C drivenThe MP4-12C hasn’t been without its detractors since launch, though, so McLaren has launched an updated – and more powerful – version. Catchpole takes it up the world’s most famous driveway

McLaren 12C SpiderThe McLaren supercar range now boasts a folding hard-top equipped convertible. Get the lowdown here

McLaren MP4-12C v Ferrari F4025 years separates these twin-turbo, V8- engined supercars. Richard Meaden finds out just how great the dynamic gap is on some of Britain’s knobbliest B-roads

McLaren’s futureHarry Metcalfe spends the day with McLaren MD Antony Sheriff. How does McLaren plan to tackle the supercar elite?

New Aston Martin VanquishThe Vanquish is back. Richard Meaden joins the test team as they fine-tune its set-up on frozen Swedish lakes

Vauxhall Astra VXR vs rivalsCan Vauxhall’s tech-heavy new VXR topple its toughest foes, the ferocious Focus RS and marvellous Megane Cup?

Long-term testsWe swap one Audi for another far torquier one, and our Range Rover Evoque battles Elises and 911s on track. Kind of

evo KnowledgeThe latest market news and classified ads, how to plan a Mont Ventoux road trip plus a real-world buying guide: the Ferrari F40

Track battleTwo quite different Japanese rear-drive roadsters go toe-to-toe at the Bedford Autodrome: it’s Nissan 370Z vs Mazda MX-5

Me and my carAaron Morgan made it into motorsport via a teenage motocross crash and an arduous process to get a disabled racing licence

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