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This month's evo, issue 134

13 Jul 2009

Lamborghini Miura v Murcielago, Bugatti Veyron v Nissan GT-R, Ferrari California and Pagani Zonda road-test, plus all the usual regulars


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We uncover the fresh face of Jaguar’s new XJ and pay tribute to former TVR boss Peter Wheeler

Vauxhall insignia VXR, BMW X6M, Mercedes E63 AMG, SEAT Ibiza Bocanegra, Range Rover 5.0 V8, Porsche Panamera Turbo, Alpina B7, Vauxhall Astra 1.6T, Fiat 500c

You’re befuddled by lap times and bewildered by RS performance figures, but you’ve also found a rather better version of David Yu’s ‘Godzilla’ numberplate

The Story of the Supercar
Our special issue kicks off in Wales with two Lamborghini SVs – Miura and Murciélago. Then it’s from the sublime to the ridiculous as we look at ten supercar failures. David Vivian pitches the ultimate against the ultimate pretender as Nissan’s GT-R takes on Bugatti’s Veyron on page 82. Two Johns, Barker and Simister, then argue about the point or pointlessness of the supercar before Barker roars off in a Zonda R on page 94. Ralph Hosier looks at the future supercar on page 100, while back in the here and now we put Ferrari’s California through the evo road test. And if you’re bemoaning the lack of a convenient relative to exchange for your own supercar, Harry Metcalfe uncovers the scary truth of owning and running one

Audi S4 v Evo FQ-330 v BMW 335i
The S4 is more rear-wheel drive than ever thanks to its new diff, while the Evo X is trying to be more upmarket. Can either of them beat the BMW?

evo reader Cadel Evans probably won’t be thinking about eCoty 2008 when he cycles up Mont Ventoux in the Tour de France…

Long-term tests
We stage a drag race between our two Fast Fleet Fords this month and Catchpole takes two Jaguar XFs on two long journeys

Cars for sale
In our new Showroom section, we tell you everything you need to know about buying a Maserati Quattroporte and test-drive an M3 CSL that we found in the ads

The Knowledge
Some say that the meaning of life lies within its matrix of numbers and that it’s compiled by Italian artisans on a farm outside Modena

Ask the Experts
Always thought heeling and toeing was something to do with line dancing? We put you right

Birth of an Icon: TVR Griffith
Did you know there was a Japanese special edition called the Blackpool B340 that appeared in Gran Turismos 1 and 2?

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