December 2012 issue of evo Magazine

New McLaren P1; Aston Martin Vanquish, Schumacher's F1 Ferrari, Vettel's SUV and amazing carbon Porsche 911 driven; riding in the new Porsche 918

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NewsThe hot (and not) from the 2012 Paris motor show, plus news of Bentley’s long-hinted-at return to motorsport

ColumnsPorter bigs up the Dacia Duster, Metcalfe bigs up Dany Bahar and Needell bigs up… his own son

First drivesAlpina's hardcore new B3 GT3, Overfinch's exceedingly powerful Range Rover, the stylish Mercedes CLS AMG Shooting Brake and Hyundai's hot Veloster Turbo are among this month's Drivens

LettersRange Rover, Peugeot and the Scottish Highlands get it in the neck, among others

McLaren P1It’s been a long time coming, but the modern-day McLaren F1 is here. And it’s a bit different this time around, with exceedingly bold styling, an immensely powerful hybrid drivetrain and a simply colossal airbrake. And only two seats. Find out more here…

Porsche 918 SpyderThe P1 won’t have the hybrid hypercar class to itself, though; Harry Metcalfe rides with rally legend Walter Rohrl in one of its arch rivals, the Porsche 918

New Vanquish drivenIt might not look revolutionary, but much has changed as Aston Martin DBS morphs into Vanquish mk2. Jethro Bovingdon heads for the twisty roads of the Scottish Borders to see what’s whatPorsche 911 by SingerThe best 911 might not actually be made by Porsche. Richard Meaden drives a bespoke labour of love in California that nearly sets his credit card ablaze

Leftfield evo Car of the YearThree-wheeler v pick-up v SUV v single-seater: it’s the rather multi-cultural evo Car of the Year qualifier

Lamborghini road tripHenry Catchpole recces Lamborghini’s scenic 50th birthday party in a rear-drive Gallardo, a year ahead of the eventFerrari F1 car driveHe might have a pretty hefty racing CV, but Meaden’s quaking in his little Alpinestars as a drive in Michael Schumacher’s F1 car looms

Long-term testsFarewells to our Mini JCW Coupe and BMW 520d – but are they fond ones? Meanwhile, one of evo’s biggest faces returns…

evo knowledgeThree cars, £40,000 – what would you buy? Play our Fantasy Garage game, then plan a trip to Wales’s stunning Black Mountain roadChristmas gift guideSatnavs, clothing, model cars, books, DVDs, driving experiences and garage essentials – all the best stuff that Santa’s elves simply can’t make

Me and my carThe youngest-ever Funny Car racer (and occasional model) and her pink dragster

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