evo Magazine: January 2014

Hardcore performance cars! New 591bhp Nismo GT-R driven, flat out in the awesome Ferrari 458 Speciale and on track in the new Lotus Exige V6 Cup.

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News Not just one motor show this month, but two: performance cars aplenty at Tokyo and Los Angeles

First drivesPeugeot RCZ R, BMW M6 Competition PackagePorsche 911 Turbo and Mercedes C63 Edition 507 and more go under the evo microsope

ColumnsAngry keyboard fingers and ridiculous acronyms at the ready – it’s a dissection of the online car forum, by Richard Porter LettersAn outpouring of grief at Harry Metcalfe’s reign at evo Towers drawing to a close

Ferrari 458 SpecialeThe latest in a rather fantastic line of stripped-out and striped-up Ferraris that turns the V8 supercar recipe up to 12. We drive it Nismo GT-RThe standard car is fast and focused – does an extra 50bhp and a harder chassis improve it?

Lotus Exige V6 CupCompleting our triumvirate of track stars is the Exige V6 Cup, which is a roll-cage short of being a race car with number plates

Inside Lotus RacingDickie Meaden visits Hethel to drive some even tougher track Lotuses – the Evora GT4 and Exige V6 Cup R

F-type in RomaniaHenry Catchpole takes the Jag sports car to potentially the best driving road in the world

Ferrari Competition DaytonaThe Daytona is one of the coolest cars on the planet. Meaden races the even-cooler Competition version at Paul Ricard

Renaultsport Clio v 5 GT TurboOur Clio 200 long-termer went in search of – and found – its great-great-granddad

Colin McRaeA sporting hero celebrated via a set of amazing new photos

Long-term testsThere are yet more farewells, this time for our McLaren 12C, BMW M135i and Skoda Superb

evo knowledgeJapanese cars are infallibly reliable, right? You’d better read our Subaru WRX STI buying guide

Art of speedThe BMW E30 M3 is famous not just for its performance, but its looks, especially that wild rear deck

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