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evo issue 256 – on sale now!

Jordan Katsianis
28 Nov 2018

We celebrate Porsche’s 70th anniversary by getting to grips with the new 911 and driving the 919 Hybrid


It’s the big 70 for Porsche in 2018, so on the eve of the most exciting, dramatic and fastest 911 generation yet, evo 256 celebrates the massive achievements the marque has made in those seven decades, as well as taking a look at its future.

So where is Porsche now? The GT Porsches have gathered quite the reputation over their lifespan, and with three tremendous models topping the current 991.2 generation, we took all of them to Anglesey to definitively answer which is the greatest. But as one dynasty draws to a close, another opens, and it’s now that Porsche’s next 911 comes into focus. Wider, faster and with even more tech under its familiar skin, we get to grips with the all-new 992 generation 911 in vivid, wonderful detail.

> Click here for all the latest on the new 992 Porsche 911

But Porsche’s exploits on the road have always been driven by one crucial factor – success on the race track. Porsche has dominated endurance and GT racing for a large part of its history, but it’s the modern Le Mans era and its 919 Hybrid racer that it proved near indomitable, even if it was short lived. But what is it like to drive a 919 Hybrid? To find out Porsche handed the keys to its priceless track hero to our own Dickie Meaden.

Also in this current issue, we throw together three £30k sports cars from Japan (including one Italian-Japanese hybrid) to find out which small sports car is king of its crop, and spend some time in BMW’s new flagship coupe, the 8-series to find out whether the forthcoming 911 has anything to worry about from its bigger, and faster rival.

We also bring together two five-cylinder hot hatches from different eras in our latest head vs heart feature, drive the new BMW Z4 and see whether the Porsche Panamera GTS is the pick of the big limousine bunch.

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