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evo issue 249 - on sale now!

Jordan Katsianis
16 May 2018

A returning hero, a stunning new sports car, and new interpretation of the ‘super’ car. It’s all in issue 249

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It has a lot to live up to doesn’t it? Porsche’s continual pursuit of perfection seemed to be brushing the edges of the impossible in the most recent 991 GT3 RS. Now that car’s successor is here, and Porsche says that it has made significant improvements to the package. The question then is, how could Porsche improve on near-perfection? And that’s what we hope to answer in evo 249, on sale now.

We sent our veteran contributor, and one of evo’s founding members, Dickie Meaden, to do more than just drive the new 991.2 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, but to dig under its motorsport-derived skin, and see if Porsche has reached a new pinnacle of sports car design and engineering.

But the return of the king is not the only new car vying for your attention in our jam-packed issue, as we have also been driving the all-new Lamborghini Urus to see if the new super-SUV deserves a raging bull on its bonnet. Initial impressions look good; it’s the most powerful SUV in the Volkswagen Group’s vast portfolio, has outlandish styling, and employs more technology than the I.S.S, but how does it feel in practice? We made use of all the Lamborghini Urus’ capabilities, testing it on track, on the road and off it. 

Not to be outdone, though, our cover story sees the return of the evo Supertest and brings together one of the most sought after sports cars of 2018 with its two closest rivals from Porsche and Audi. The Alpine A110 has taken a long time to get to us. From concept through to production, it feels like it’s taken an age in development. In that time though, the A110’s rivals have upped their game and the Alpine now finds itself squarely up against the best Audi TT yet, the new TT RS, and the slick new Porsche 718 Cayman GTS. Will the small, French sports car be able to beat its German rivals, surprising them all with a neatly distilled package proving power is not everything?

 

Of course, there’s more - Ford’s new Fiesta ST has been driven on UK roads for the first time, we get behind the wheel of the McLaren Senna at Silverstone, and address your second-hand Porsche 911 ownership temptations by giving you a sound rundown of which 911s are golden second hand buys, and which to avoid. evo 249 is a bumper issue, so make sure to pick up your copy today. 

This new issue of evo is also available on the evo app for iOS and Android devices - search 'evo' in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

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