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evo issue 258 – on sale now!

Sam Jenkins
23 Jan 2019

We take the Aventador SVJ for a drive and inspire your 2019 adventures with a rundown of the very best driving roads


The road trip has been part of evo DNA from day one, so in issue 258 we get behind the wheel of the Aventador SVJ in Scotland, test the BMW i8 Roadster in France, drive the Transfagarasan Highway in a Mazda MX-5 and follow a TVR on a 27,000-mile expedition –  should you want to undertake these types of drive, we also have some handy hints and tips on how to ensure everything goes smoothly. Also in this issue, we dive into the details of the new Toyota Supra, take a look at the history of the supersaloon and give our impressions on the all-new Porsche 911.

We kick the issue off with the latest V12 creation from Sant'Agata Bolognese, taking the Aventador SVJ to the Scottish Highlands to find out if it really is the brand’s best attempt at petrol-powered perfection. Fitted with the ALA active aero system first seen in the Huracán Performante, more power, and even louder styling, might it be the perfect swansong for the brand’s 6.5-litre V12?

> Click here for our review of the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

What might not quite be a Dream Drive to some, we also follow a TVR Chimaera on a 27,000-mile trip between the most northerly and southerly bars on the planet. Of course, Romania’s infamous Transfagarasan Highway also features, when we get behind the wheel of an MX-5 to find out if the road really lives up to the hype. Beyond the butterfly doors and fancy hybrid tech, can the BMW i8 Roadster really impress? We find out on the incredible roads surrounding Mont Ventoux.

Also in this issue, we take a look at the history of the supersaloon, from the E28 M5 of 1985, to the legendary Lotus Carlton and the Mercedes-Benz E500, though to the near-600bhp F90 BMW M5 of today, showing us just how far we’ve come. We also dive into the details of the all-new, long-awaited Toyota Supra and give our first impressions on the 992-generation Porsche 911 Carrera S. Hint, it’s rather good.

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