Evo Singapore May-Jun 2018

Evo Singapore May-Jun 2018

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4WD Mega Test 

Supercar 4x4s, that is, not off-roaders! In this issue we pitch AWD grip from the latest Audi RS4 and S1 Quattro against their exotic AWD coounterparts, the Lamborghini Aventador S, Honda NSX, Mercedes-AMG E63 S and Ford Focus RS. 

Porsche 911 GT3 vs Lotus Evora GT430

Can Lotus’ hardcore supercar offer any resistance against the very best that Stuttgart has to offer? We head to the twisty roads of Wales for a no-holds barred back to back shootout.

 

BRIEFING

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A close up on the latest exotics that were revealed at the Geneva Motor Show: Mercedes AMG GT 4-door coupe, BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept, Ferrari 488 Pista and Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder. Plus, lots of extra sexy metal that will be heading to Singapore next year.

 

DRIVEN

  • Lexus LS350

  • Porsche Panamera Gran Tourismo

  • Mercedes-AMG CL53

  • Kia Stinger V6

  • Mercedes S450

  • Toyota CH-R

  • Audi A7

  • Kia Stinger2.0 GT-Line

FEATURES

Mud Diamond

We all know how accomplished Porsche’s Cayenne sports SUV is on the road, but how about in the dirt? We try out the third generation Cayenne S and Turbo models at Sepang International Circuit’s off-road course.

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Curve Appeal

The top of the range Porsche 718 Cayman GTS is one of the finest handling track cars that money can buy. We drive one through the breath taking  Spanish Pyrenees and discover the emotional side of this amazing two seater. 

Evo Singapore Mar-Apr 2018

Evo Singapore Mar-Apr 2018

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Porsche Carrera T + BMW M4 Club Sport

Two lightweight super coupes go head to head. Both offer big thrills and lively responses but with two distinct personalities. It’s never been harder to decide, unless you have space for two in your garage. 

evo Car of the Year

Hot Hatch, Sports Saloon, Supersaloon, Coupe, SUV, Supercar, Hypercar

It’s one of the most anticipated shootouts on the motoring calendar and this year we have been more specific on car categories as every model group deserves a chance to shine. So, not one, but 7 winners this time around. And (spoiler alert), there’s no 911 in here…shock, horror.

 

BRIEFING

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The curtains are pulled back on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS MkII. Also highlights from the Singapore Motor Show, as well as the launch of the stunning Lexus LS in Singapore.

 

DRIVEN

evo Singapore goes for blast in the hot hatch perennial favourite, the VW Golf GTI ver 7.5
The guys do a brief history check on the famous Golf GTI and how the latest Mk 7.5 version has upped the performance and design game over the years
  • Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe

  • Volkswagen Polo GTI

  • Kia Sorento

  • Audi S5 Sportback

  • Volkswagen Golf GTI

  • Lexus LC500

 

FEATURES

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The NSX Factor

One of Tokyo’s most famous tuning garages for the original Honda NSX meets up with the latest V8 electric hybrid version and decides if the 25 year wait for Honda’s latest supercar has been worth it.

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Dry Run

evo Singapore’s editorial director, Sheldon Trollope, heads out to the heat haze of Dubai’s desert towns to put the latest Porsche Cayenne through its paces in one of the most challenging off-road environments on the planet

Evo Singapore Jan-Feb 2018

Evo Singapore Jan-Feb 2018

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS

It’s the most powerful and brutal 911 built so far and has obliterated the legendary Nürburgring production car lap record in the process. We put the 700hp GT2 RS through its paces to find out if this car will forgive you for lapses of judgement on the limit.

Group Test
Audi RS 3 Quattro v BMW M2

Two compact powerhouses, a saloon and a coupe, deliver their thrills in very different ways. Often it’s all about character and not just outright performance. So, which of these best fits your personality?

 

BRIEFING

Toyota Concept i at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show (Courtesy of Toyota Motors Asia Pacific)

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Lexus LS 500h autonomous drive
We try out the Level 2 autonomous functions of the Lexus LS 500h around the expressways of Tokyo.

An overview of the next generation of electric and automated cars that appeared at the Tokyo Show, plus what Porsche and BMW have in store for us at the Singapore Motorshow. We catch up with a lady who has her thoughts firmly focused on gearbox development with Continental Singapore and a man who continues to trust his life across continents with the mighty Mercedes-Benz G Class. Plus, how the ExotiCars Club of Singapore joined forces with local director, Jack Neo to help make Ah Boys to Men 4.

 

DRIVEN

2 Min Test Drives: BMW 530e iPerformance
We charge up BMW's 530e plug-in electric/petrol hybrid and take it for a spin. Just how well does an electric motor support a petrol four pot?

BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo 2 Min drive
BMW ads some extra loading space with a hatch version of its 6 Series Coupe. evo Singapore checks it out in another quick-spin

  • BMW X3 xDrive30i

  • Kia Stinger GT-S

  • Porsche Cayenne Turbo

  • Bentley Continental GT

  • Lexus GS-F

  • Mercedes-AMG E63 4Matic+ Estate

  • BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo

  • Audi SQ5 3.0 TFSI

  • Mazda CX-9 2WD 2.5L Turbo

  • Volkswagen Golf TSI

  • BMW 530e iPerformance

 

FEATURES

Mercedes Sepang training
evo Singapore brushes up on its counter-steering techniques and samples the launch control functions of some of Mercedes-Benz's AMG models at Sepang circuit, Malaysia.

Peter Hackett Mercedes-AMG GT-R lap
evo Singapore's Simon Hulber gets a Mercedes-AMG GT R taxi ride around Sepang circuit in the capable hands of Mercedes GT3 racer, Peter Hackett

Track Attack

Brushing up our track skills in a plethora of Mercedes-AMG models at Sepang circuit in Malaysia, plus a fast lap around it in the limited edition AMG GT R in the capable hands of Mercedes-Benz GT3 racer, Peter Hackett

 

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According to Gordon

Gordon Murray, designer of the legendary McLaren F1 discusses the future of the car with evo and talks about the greatest car ever made.