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evo issue 244 - on sale now!

Jordan Katsianis
24 Dec 2017
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Featuring eCoty and two of the biggest drives of the year; it’s a bumper issue this month.


It’s that time of year again, when we shine a light on the best performance cars money can buy. evo Car of the year is back, and that’s not all there is to get excited about in issue 244. We also drive two of next year’s most sought-after new cars, and take a look at the new Honda NSX alongside a 1992 example on the streets of Tokyo.

But before we get there, let’s talk about eCoty. It’s a little different this year, with our esteemed judges choosing a selection of category winners, each one representing the very pinnacle of their respective classes. We explore all the categories we deem important, from the supermini hot hatch all the way through to the hypercar, looking at saloons, coupes and GTs in between. We still have an overall evo Car of the Year winner, too, and in a year of cars as diverse and wildly talented as 2017, our champion has certainly earned its title.


Looking towards 2018, the production line of new performance metal doesn’t seem to be slowing down, as we also drive two of 2018’s most exciting new models. One is continuing a legendary dynasty, and the other restarting another that has lain dormant for over 20 years. 

First up is the latest sixth generation BMW M5. If the last two generations have taught us anything, it’s that the M5 lineage is not resistant to change. The latest F90 is the first M5 to be offered with all-wheel drive. If you’re worried about the M5 losing the focus of its lairy predecessors, one look at our lead image should quell your fears. Does the new M5 have enough talent not only to live up to its name, but also overcome talented rivals like the excellent Mercedes-AMG E63 S?


The other crucial new car represents the comeback of France’s most iconic sports car manufacturer. The Alpine A110’s slow march towards production might have tested our patience, but thankfully it’s been worth the wait. It’s light, tactile and fantastic fun, and our review shows why it’s a car you really must drive in 2018. 

Finally, Honda’s current NSX is a brilliant machine, but could its US origins prevent it gaining the iconic status of its ancestor? It’s is a big leap to suggest that the current NSX and the original 1990s game-changer could be at all comparable, but the notion of a usable, state-of-the-art supercar is as salient today as it was back then. To cut through the mechanical contrasts, we went to Tokyo, spending some time with the people who still live and breathe the original NSX to find out.


You’ll find all of this and more in evo 244 – grab your copy today.

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