evo Magazine October 2014 - Porsche 918 v McLaren P1, plus the greatest car we've ever driven

200th issue celebration - picking the greatest car we've ever driven, plus Porsche 918 v McLaren P1

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NewsGot a great stretch of road nearby? Start lobbying your local MP to get it closed for motorsport. The perfect opportunity to stretch out McLaren’s new P1 GTR…

First drivesThe Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, a couple of new Bentleys and a rather special Defender are put to the test

ColumnsMeaden’s getting excited about creating his own rally special stages while Porter sheds some light on evo’s lesser-known history

LettersA moan at Bernie Ecclestone, a discussion of dream road test recipes and why the future’s bright for Aston Martin

This is evoFor nigh on 16 years we’ve tested every performance car of any significance (and the Daewoo Kalos Blue). The 20 cars here are the pure distillation of ‘The Thrill of Driving’; a score of cars that, regardless of price, power and layout, deliver superlative driving experiences. Over 35 pages (and via countless north Welsh driving miles) we pick the most exciting, satisfying and driveable car of the last 200 issues

What about the Zonda?We couldn’t possibly cover the breadth of performance cars made since autumn 1998 without a nod to the Pagani Zonda. Prosser aims to lose his ‘new boy’ status in the office by finally having a go in one

evo ultracarThousands of cars have passed through the evo car park, but what would the mash-up of the very best engine, gearbox, and interior et al look like? Richard Porter finds out

evo ultraroadThe greatest roads we’ve had the pleasure of testing cars on… and the paradise island where they could all live together in helmsman’s harmony

evo peopleThe sharpest cars wouldn’t have happened without sharp minds behind their development. Here are the 25 most influential people in the performance car world

What’s changed?In issue 001 a Nissan Almera was among the highest rated hot hatches evo had tested. Now it’s, er, not. Flick this way for other, more technical observations

Porsche 918 v McLaren P1After months of emails and calls to respective press offices, we’ve finally got the headline, 1778bhp hybrid hypercar twin-test we’ve been waiting for

Long-term testsIt’s a fast Ford switcheroo on the fleet this month, as our photographer’s Focus ST Estate departs and our road test editor’s feisty Fiesta ST arrives

evo knowledgeOne hundred and ninety-nine issues ago, the Maserati 3200GT graced the first cover of evo. Now you can pick one up for Dacia Duster money. Here’s what to look out for if you’re checking one out on a forecourt

Art of SpeedThe gorgeous carbonfibre chassis from Aston Martin’s million-pound One-77 supercar

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