evo Magazine: February 2013

Aston Martin One-77 driven, BMW M3 CRT review, winter tyre test, Porsche 911 GT3 vs Renault Clio 200 Cup vs BMW M3 vs Subaru WRX STI

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NewsThe future’s looking bright for Aston Martin, but it’s less rosy for the Jaguar C-X75 hypercar and sporty Subarus ColumnsPorter reckons we should all drive Aston Rapides, while Metcalfe insists we should all be in Range Rovers. Needell is too busy gloating about his F1 predictions First drivesThe Aston Martin V12 Zagato, all-new Maserati Quattroporte, Volvo S60 Polestar and manual-transmission BMW M5 are among the month’s first drives LettersYou’re a bossy bunch this month, telling Aston what they should do, Caterham what they shouldn’t and us lot what to write One-77 drivenWe’ve been waiting a long time for this. Finally we’re putting Aston Martin’s £1.2million hypercar to the test, with two full days’ driving in the UK, including a visit to some of our favourite Welsh roads. Is it as talented, desirable and intoxicating as a Pagani Huayra? V12 Aston buying guideHowever lovely the One-77 may be, it’ll set you back a seven-figure sum – and it’s sold out anyway. The good news is that there are plenty of other V12 Aston Martins to choose from, and you can bag one for as little as £30,000 BMW M3 CRT drivenThe last of the current-generation M3s could be the very best. With the engine from the hardcore GTS, the better handling four-door chassis and a host of new carbon technology, is the CRT saloon the best of its breed? The last IntegraleYou probably know the Lancia Delta Integrale Evo 1 and 2, but what about the 3? With 237bhp and an interesting colour scheme, this unique ’Grale is the end product of an interesting tale Final flingFour evo heroes are not long for replacement – or culling altogether. We take the Renault Clio 200 Cup, Porsche 997 GT3, Subaru WRX STI and V8-powered BMW M3 for a final fling in – where else? – Wales Porsche pilgrimageThe new 911 Carrera 4S is Porsche’s latest all-wheel-drive sports car. We suss it out via an Austrian road trip to discover more about its little-known, but really rather special ancestor Winter tyre testHow much better is cold-weather rubber when the roads are white and slippery? And which tyres should you invest in to keep you moving this winter? Long-term testsGuess what Harry’s bought? Three clues - it’s Italian, wears a four-leafed clover badge and makes a very interesting noise…  evo knowledgeNow that Sebastien Loeb is swapping rallying for watching Cash in the Attic, who’s going to slide and jump their way to WRC glory? Our 2013 preview reveals all Fantasy garageFind a rally icon, a mile-munching GT car and a trackday toy on a budget of £25k Me and my carThe muscle car restorer with a lesser-spotted Shelby GT Buy a copy of evo 179 in our online shop

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