evo Magazine: August 2013

Bugatti Veyron v Pagani Huayra, Ferrari 458 Spider v McLaren 12C v Audi R8 V10, Ferrari Testarossa road test, Mercedes A45 AMG driven

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News We give you the lowdown on the next Lamborghini Gallardo, an insight into the electric Audi you won’t be driving in the future, and a bluffer’s guide to Le Mans

First drivesNew Bentley Flying Spur, Mercedes AMG's first hot hatch and a host of other new cars get the evo once-over ColumnsWhile Harry is worried about expensive bits of carbonfibre, Richard Porter is more concerned with Percy Pig. Priorities… LettersThe argument about the merits of the new 991-spec Porsche 911 rumbles on, while many of you find that long ratios grind your gears as much as they do Harry’s

Bugatti Veyron v Pagani HuayraThe world’s two greatest hypercars – worth around £2.5million put together – go toe‑to-toe as Pagani’s finest faces the 1183bhp Grand Sport Vitesse for the first time ever Icon: Ferrari TestarossaIn the 14-year history of evo, Ferrari’s flat-12 monster has never undergone a proper road test. Henry Catchpole redresses that omission on road and on track in South Wales

Ari Vatanen at Pikes PeakSebastien Loeb will attempt to conquer the famous hill climb this month, but another rallying hero did just that for the French marque 25 years ago. Ari tells us how he did itFerrari 458 Spider v McLaren 12C Spider v Audi R8 SpyderThe Audi R8 V10 Plus stood its ground against Ferrari and McLaren in our coupe test two issues ago. Can its open-topped sibling repeat the feat?

Donkervoort D8 GTOThe lightweight Dutch racer you’ve never heard of could be Europe’s best kept sports car secret. Dickie dodges the tulips to find out for himself

Senna’s Mercedes racerMike Duff is obsessed with Mercedes 190Es. None of us knew why – until now. He takes his own model to the Nürburgring to meet the similar machine in which Senna made his name

Long-Term tests A Toyota GT86 joins the fleet, as does a substantially modified old Beemer, while Ev’s Renaultsport Twingo is pinched by Trott and taken on a European trackday adventure

evo knowledgeHow to buy a used BMW E60 M5 without picking up a clunker, and where to drive it in the Alps Art of SpeedThe huge curved windscreen that helped make the Lancia Stratos a rallying legend

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