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Bentley Conti Supersports

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Bentley Revised

That sums up the revised Bentley Continental GT. Not only is every body panel new, but most are now aluminium, helping reduce weight by 65kg - although 2320kg still Isn't much to boast about. The 6-litre twin-turbo WI2 has been mildly revised, with power and torque climbing to 567bhp and 5161b ft respectively. Drive is now more rear-biased, and the six-speed auto is faster-shifting, yielding a 0-60mph time of 4.4sec. C02 emissions have improved by five per cent. The big...

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Checkpoints

We spoke to Jags Bhamra at specialist BMSport in Bexleyheath. He has more than 15 years' experience of BMWs and reckons that the latest M3 is one of the best cars the company has ever produced. There are, however, a few things that are worth checking. Like all the M variants, the M3 has a service specified at 1000 miles, to remove the running-in fluids used from the factory. It is absolutely crucial that this service has been carried out, as part of a full history, since wear and damage can...

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Conti Supersports

They're both four-wheel-drive, turbocharged coupes, but can the Bentley's extra 286bhp overcome a hefty 790kg weight disadvantage around the West CircuitRoger Green finds out Strip 110 kilos from the interior of an Audi TT RS and there'd be little left. Take it out of a Bentley Continental Speed and you've still got a car packed with goodies and one which still crushes scales into submission. At 2240kg, the lightened Continental Supetsports is a massive 7Wkg heavier than the TT RS. Or to put it...

Cooper

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Corner Speed

TT RS Imin 26.3sec (peak I07.2mph) CONTI SUPERSPORTS Imin 29.2sec (peak I05.8mph) The overwhelming advantage of the TT RS is its ability to carry speed through medium- and high-speed corners. The greater power of the Bentley allows it to accelerate harder out of the hairpins, but the two fast straights are preceded by fast turns, preventing the Supersports from matching the Audi's peak speed

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Cuo Gordini

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FROM A ROCKER'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY TO A PHONE COVERED IN ROCKS. IT MUST BE EVO ESSENTIALS Why have a clock with hands or a digital display when you could have one that tells you the time with words The QLOCKTWO does just that, and is available in a variety of colours and languages. And if you like the idea but not the price tag, its makers also offer the same concept for pennies In the form of apps for Apple or Android phones Rockers and Rollers An Automotive Autobiography If last month's evo...

Evora Boosted

We're going to be hearing quite a lot from Lotus over the next few weeks, but at the moment all we're allowed to talk about is the supercharged Evora, which has finally been confirmed. To be called the Evora S, the 3.5-litre V6 has been boosted to 345bhp and 295lb ft (gains of 69bhp and 37lb ft), promising 0-60mph in 4.6sec and I72mph flat-out. The price hasn't been announced, but the S will have the Sport pack as standard. Including cross-drilled brakes, and a Sport button that activates an...

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EVO'S ROGER GREEN JOINS CAPARO FOR ITS TTEMPT'AT THE .ROAD-CAR,LAP.RECORD I ike episodes from a soap opera, Nurburgring lap record attempts come around with almost unremitting regularity, with no likelihood of the storyline coming to an end anytime soon. It is, after all, the ultimate test of a sports car's mettle and resolve. Success writes headlines around the world, and the pluck, grit, nerve and naked courage involved in an attempt means there's always a story to tell. In the past couple of...

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Ferrari Enzo

Transmission Six-speed sequential mar.ua with padd'eshift. rear-wheei drive, LSD. TC Suspension (front and rear) Double wishbones, Wheels 9 x I9in front, 13 x I9in rear Tyres 245 35 ZRI9 front, 345 35 ZRI9 rear Bottom both Carrera GT and Enzo have aged well, despite rather extravagant styling in the case of the latter. Their age shows most in the driving experiences, with edgy on-limit characters that would be tamed by electronics on more recent supercars Don't get me wrong, though - the Enzo...

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Date acquired Total mileage Mileage this month Costs this month mpg this month 'I'VE DONE 1900 MILES IN UNDER TWO MONTHS, BUT I CAN'T STOP USING ir 13 4 Pictures Ollie Mamage Chris Harris Oris Rutter Richard Meaden Well, the Rallye's back from Mototechnique's spray booth and all I can say is it's looking mighty fine. Kevin O'Rourke and his team did the job as a favour, so I didn't know quite what to expect, but, as I'd privately hoped, they attended to the rippled driver's door and assorted...

Finding The Thrill Of Driving In Unlikely Vehicles

fall the cars in which I might have driven I I my first laps of the Lotus test track at I I Hethel, I didn't expect it to he a black cab. What's more, this is no ordinary London taxi because it is powered by a twin-stack 30kw hydrogen fuel cell. The powerplant itself has been designed by Intelligent Engineering and the logistical nightmare of plumbing it into a taxi has been thought out by Lotus Engineering (the brainy sibling of Lotus Cars, the one that eats more fish and takes a larger...

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Garmin Nuvi 3790t

Sleek isn't it And thin, too - in fact at just 8.77mm thick, the Nuvi 3790T is claimed to be the world's most slender sat-nav. That doesn't stop it packing an enormous array of features though, foremost amongst them an impressively good voice recognition system that means you never need get greasy fingermarks on the bright display. I also liked the ability to use it both horizontally and vertically, the iPhone-like slide tap pinch screen functionality and the built-in trip computer that has a...

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RH H he British Government I 'Jg has been true to its word. ' When the Coalition came to power back in May. it announced that severe budget cuts would be necessary to balance the books. Now we're starting to feel the effects - and speed cameras appear to be an early casualty. But what's the truth behind the headlines In late July it was announced that the annual road safety grant to local authorities was being cut by 40 per cent - a drop of 38 million per year. The response was immediate. Of...

Gt2 Rs

i I I f I 1.1 f f. i i * f Our Porsche v Ferrari celebration begins at the Niirburgring. Twin-turbocharged 611bhp GT2 RS meets VI2-engined 661 bhp GTO. Chris Harris referees 1 Right GT2 RS takes some learning, and initially seems dogged by understeer - part of the reason is that you're arriving at the corners so damn fast. Above 6-litre VI2 plays 3.6-litre twin-turbo flat-six. Both are absolutely mighty 'They may be completely useable on the street, attles within battles, within battles. As...

Gt3 California

It was softcore convertible Ferrari v the latest GT3 at eCoty 09. An unequal contest Perhaps, but the Ferrari was the more powerful, the more expensive and had already excelled on road and (surprisingly) track. In the event, though, the GT3 was the vastly more rewarding drive. Expect 458 Italia and 997.2 GT3 RS to resume battle at eCoty 2010

GT3 RS v 458 Italia

Porsche's purist road-racer is easily outgunned by the technology-laden new 'baby' Ferrari, but which is the better car on the road Chris Harris decides Both test cars sport carbon-ceramic brake discs the 458's (above) are standard, whereas the GT3 RS's (below) are optional Both test cars sport carbon-ceramic brake discs the 458's (above) are standard, whereas the GT3 RS's (below) are optional the gate offers much more resistance than a standard 911's equivalent) and get rolling. And it's...

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Just over 80K gets you a 360 Challenge Stradale, while 130K bags you a 430 Scuderia, but what if you want the ultimate Ferrari supercar buy For me, that's got to be a 288 GTO. It used to be seen as the F40's poor relation, but now people have finally cottoned on to its rarity and the fact that it possesses a more rounded driving experience than the tierv F40. It'll set you back around 400K, but it'll be a good investment and you'll own one of Ferrari's greatest ever road cars. Below, from top...

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Lamborghini Lp640

Above Simon's LP640 made its final under-warranty visit to Lamborghini Manchester this month for a new diff 12 hours later the stricken beast was back at Lamborghini Manchester being stripped down. Come to think of it, there had been a whiff of gear oil now and then prior to the trip, which with hindsight should have prompted a thorough check Now a new diff has been fitted it's business as usual for the LP640. And with its warranty finally expired I suspect they will be breathing a bit easier...

Lead To Limited Production

Above and left finish of carbon-bodied 'New Stratos' is exquisite, in fact far in advance of anything seen on the original (below). Both have Ferrari engines, though, the new one the Scuderia's 503bhp V8 gives the car a power-to-weight ratio of 413bhp per ton. For comparison, in roadgoing form the original Lancia Stratos produced I90bhp from its 2.4-litre Ferrari V6 and had a kerb weight of 980kg, giving I97bhp per ton. The 'New Stratos' should prove massively quicker than the original road car...

Limited Edition Vxr Only 500 Being Made

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Longterm Tests

THE MOST PERFECT STEERING OF ANY CAR IN THE WORLD' very trip in the 340R is the same. Hours before I'm due to depart. I check the weather forecast on my phone, then check It again on the BBC website, just to be doubly certain that it's going to stay dry. After hunting for the keys that are inevitably at the bottom of the pile because I haven't driven the car in ages, I check the forecast once again, just In case there's now a tsunami due in a few hours' time, and head out to the car. Unplug the...

Lotus Esprit S4s

Price 20,950 Year 1995 Mileage 53.200 Vendor Paul Matty Sportscars (www.paulmattysponscars.co.uk. 01527 835656) Engine In-line 4-cyl. 2l74cc, turbo Max power 300bhp 7000rpm Max torque 2901b ft 3600rpm O-iOmph 4.6sec Top speed I68mph With its turbocharged 2.2-litre engine putting out 300bhp and 2901b ft, the S4S was the most powerful Esprit to be fitted with Lotus's venerable four-cylinder motor. It's arguably the best looking of the later Esprits too, especially when painted in Azure Blue,...

Lotus Fuel Cell Taxi Piaggio

No two marques have a greater back catalogue than Ferrari and Porsche. We pit their finest head-to-head, starting with the new 599 GTO against the new GT2 RS. You'll also find 288 GTO taking 011 959,458 Italia squaring up to GT. RS, rare ,H8 Competizione tackling 964 RS, and Enzo renewing its tussle with Carrera GT. And because the rivalry extends to motorsport, we also drive those immortal Le Mans warriors, the 917 and 512. Launching Lamborghini Financial Services. The extreme Lamborghini LP...

Made A Proper V8 Noisev

Sometimes the electronic brains of both those things had been slightly better programmed, the steering to even up the consistency of assistance and the brakes to re-calibrate the way they sometimes felt they knew better when it came to translating input to action. The stoppers would also give off a pungent pong after a quick drive across tricky roads - a sign of the hard work they were doing in slowing the Merc's 1715kg frame. If it sounds like I had a downer on the 500, I'm giving the wrong...

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Mazda 3

My Fiesta would have been a squeeze for a family holiday to Center Pares, so I took the Mazda 3 MPS instead. I did the same trip last year in a Civic Type-R and the MPS seemed a lot smaller - even after taking the parcel shelf out to make the boot bigger the wife still had to have bags around her feet. Loved the power, though - I managed to knock 15 minutes off the satnav's estimated journey time on the way there i commute to include some A mountain switchbacks and flat-out curves, but no, I...

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HOW A MERCEDES TECHNICIAN TURNED AN OBSCURE KIT CAR INTO A 90K SUPERCAR I've been into cars since I can remember and I've always been drawn to the unusual stuff. The first show car I built was a Toyota Paseo and I spent a lot of money on it fitting custom body kits that I sourced from America and Australia. I won quite a few awards with it and it featured in various magazines, but I sold it to start again on something bigger and more extreme. My first thought was to start with a Mercedes CLK as...

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One day, features writer Roger Green was killing time over lunch looking at Radicals for sale. 'Would you be interested in going halves ' he asked. Having recently 'invested' in my Clio V6 and a lovely old BMW 1502,1 really didn't think it would be healthy for my bank balance or marriage to indulge in another car. But but a Radical The very next day Roger and I looked at a car. A Clubsport 1100. The day after that we bought it. It's a beauty too. At just over...

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New Fourseater To Get A 302bhp Turbocharged Engine And A Fresh Take On Classic Morgan Looks

A Morgan without running boards. A Morgan with four I seats, stability a control, airbags and, yes, a structure partially built from ash wood. 'I like to think of the EvaGT as a Morgan for the 21st century,' is how chief designer Matt Humphries succinctly puts it. It's certainly a new kind of Morgan. 'Charles Morgan, the company's MD likes to say it's our first family car, but I see it more as the first really useable Morgan,' says Humphries, 'one with...

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THE BOSS OF BTCC ON THE CHAMPIONSHIP'S PERIOD OF CHANGE AND HIS PLANS FOR ITS FUTURE In many ways 2010 has been a season of transition for the BTCC. For a start there are only a small clutch of manufacturer teams in the series at the moment and a whole host of independents. Has it been a success in your eyes or do you want to see more manufacturers coming back The whole world of motorsport has changed, and in particular the way manufacturers take part in It A very good example of this is...

Nissan Skyline R34 Stun

Price 29,995 Year 2000 Mileage 60,000 Vendor Private Collections Ltd, Berkshire (www.pnvatecollections.co.uk, 07775 9II8II) Engine In-line 6-cyl, 2568cc. twin-turbo Max power 395bhp 6800rpm Max torque 3481b ft 4400rpm O-iOmph 4.0sec Top speed I86mph Quite how many limited-edition versions there were of the R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R is open to interpretation, but it's somewhere in the region of 14, and in amongst the likes of the V-Spec II and M-Spec Nur, and between the R-tune and Z-tune, lies...

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Performance

Above Mark Logan took his Fiat on an epic road trip (see 'Bravo to Maranello') goes online and searches for car videos when I come home from a night out. Rather tragically, last week I came home from the pub and watched all of Schumacher's dodgy overtaking moves posted on the evo website. The next day I was reduced to watching them all again, having forgotten exactly how most of them worked out. Perhaps evo could make a regular weekend feature of enlarging the videos and text on the website,...

Performance Buying Guide

Our latest 'magbook' - a compilation of 50 of our in-depth buying guides - is now on sale at major newsagents or at evo.co.uk See evo's track test of the 458 Italia, plus in-car video as we race (and get punted off) at Spa in a Lamborghini Super Trofeo race Subscribe to evo, save money, receive a free gift, never miss an issue, and enjoy our fabulous collectors' edition covers EVO.CO.UK VIDEOS SUBSCRfBE ONLINE EVO.CO.UK VIDEOS SUBSCRfBE ONLINE

Porsche 911 Gt3 Rs

Engine flat-six. 3797cc Location Rear, longitudinal C023l4g km Power 14'lbhp 7900rpm Torque 31 Tib ft 6750rpm Transmission Sx-speed manual gearbox, rear-whee dnve, limited-s ip different . PSM Front suspension MacPherson struts, coil springs, PASM dampers, anti-roll bar Rear suspension Five-link, coi1 springs, PASM dampers, anti-roll bar Brakes Ventilated and cross-drilled carbon ceramic discs. 380mm fr, 350mm rrt ABS. EBD Wheels 9 x I9in front, 12 x I9in rear Tyres 245 35 ZRI9 front 325 30...

Porsche Carrera Gt

S733cc Location Mid, orgitudmal Power Mbhp 8QOOrpm Torque 435 b ft 5750rpm Transmission S x-speed manual gearbox, rear-wheel drive. I'maed-slp differential, ASC Suspension (front and rear) Double wishbones, cor springs, dampers, anti-rol bar Brakes Carbon-ceramc d> scs, 380mm front and rear, ABS Wheels 9.5 x I9in front, 12.5 x 20in rear Tyres 265 30 RI9 front 335 30 R20 rear Weight (kerb) 1380kg Power-to-weight -MSbhp ton 0-62mph 17sec (claimed) Top speed 205mph (claimed) Price...

Power

Akrapovic exclusive titanium exhaust systems. Unrivaled quality and performance for your sports car. with the low entry and high exit into the tight right-hander and then dropping into the Karussell was unbelievable. It's something that every petrolhead needs to experience. I'm going back as soon as the 2011 calendar is published. I would take Mr Cleary's comments with a pinch of salt. If you're careful and courteous to other track users, you'll have the time of your life. Wayne Roper,...

Ralph Hosier

- engineer and racer Hosier answers your questions about how cars work and how best to tune them IF YOUVE GOT A QUESTION FOR OUR EXPERTS, E-MAIL Aluminium alloys help cars like the Audi R8 save weight - but at a price Aluminium alloys help cars like the Audi R8 save weight - but at a price

Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead 2008

BLACK LEAH-ER. BIG SPEC. , 216,000 , Cars for sale Buying guides New car data Ask the Experts OrivingtheAds Tratkdays Tuning Insurance Supercarhire river training BMW E90 M3 Get into the 4l4bhp, V8-engined M3 for just 30K Lightly used examples of the current M3 can now be picked up for 20,000 less than a new one. We tell you what to look for

Rviowke

Its front axle holds a slightly tighter line - even on normal Michelin Pilot Sport rubber compared with the Porsche's Cup variety - and its traction is simplv remarkable. But the RS is the more effervescent you feel its mass moving around more, vou have to manage the power more actively and it sends some glorious messages back through seat, pedals and wheel. It wants to misbehave too. After a couple of sensible passes for the camera, I can't help but 'back it in'...

Samirsawalhi

Samir is the owner of this white coupe, which is currently for sale (if you're interested, call 07949 009008). He explains why he loves it so much. 'I used to run a BMW 335d, as work took me from Cambridge to Newcastle at least twice a week. I loved the car and the way it would cover a huge mileage on a single tank. But work changed and I didn't need to do that journey anywhere near as frequently, so I started to look for something that would be a bit more fun. I wanted a 4It's as quick as a...

Shinari Concept Shows Sportier Direction

Above future Mazdas should share the Shinari's design feel. Below left lower edge of grille illuminates at night. Below right four-seat cabin features a heavily sculpted dash Ignore, if you can, the startling good looks and Aston Rapide-aping four-door coupe layout, because what's most notable about the Mazda Shinari concept is how finished it is. Concept cars are normally wacky, oudandish pointers to an unknown future, but this one, unveiled at a private viewing in Milan and curiously not...

Specifications J

Engine Flat-IZ 4494 . a.r-coolec Engine VIZ 4993cc Power 572bhp 8400rpn- Power 550bhp BSODrpm Power-to-weight 726bhp or Power-co-weight 665bhp ton Top speed 220mpf Top speed t95mph Number built 12 Number built 10 Production years 1970-71 Production years 1970 Left and above 512 is quite a physical car to drive and moves around considerably on its soft springs. Sounds just glorious. Mason's car raced by Ickx and Peterson among others. Bottom 512 (left) and 917 (right) not as different as you...

Subaru Impreza

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Supercars

You can argue about the use of the Gran Turismo Omologato tag (one thing it isn't is an homologation car), but everything else about the GTO just feels so right, from its 661 bhp V12 to its racecar-sharp chassis. A legend in the making. Best of the Rest Bugatti's Veyron is an incredible achievement, but you'd have as much sheer fun in a 458 Italia or Gallardo Balboni. We also love the utterly wonderful Murci lago LP670-4 SV (right). Porsche's ballistic GT2 RS and...

Superformance Shelby Dayton A Cobra Coupe Mkii

UPDATED VERSION OF RECREATED '60s RACER NEW ENGINES, STARTING AT 437BHP IMPROVED BODY REVISED CHASSIS SHELBY ENDORSED I ook at it. Just look at it, and _ tell me you don't want this Davtona Cobra Coupe. Blessed with the best rear MB - 3B end since Kylie pulled on a pair of gold lame shorts, there's nothing you tan do but gawp in admiration at the genius of Peter Brock, designer of the original '60s race car - and this magnificent modern recreation. Built by South African company Mi-Tech...

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Neil Gummow reckons his leggy old BMW shares driving DNA with the E30 M3 THE STAR LETTER WINS A ROAD ANGEL PROFESSIONAL CONNECTED SAFETY CAMERA AND BLACKSPOT ALERT DEVICE WORTH 294.99. The Professional Connected uses mobile phone technology to automatically and wirelessly download updates as you drive, so you never need to plug it into a PC For more information visit www.roadangel.co.uk The Professional Connected uses mobile phone technology to automatically and wirelessly download updates as...

Tech Analysis

A wheel forged and machined this way is the strongest, lightest and purest form of alloy wheel. The Ferrari 458's Alcoa wheels (above) are of this type 'If a simple cast wheel used the same spoke and rim thicknesses, it would break,' says Thomas. However, the choice isn't just between cast or forged wheels. There are shades in between, as Ian Minards, Aston Martin's product development chief, explains. 'Cheapest but heaviest 'THERE'S A TENSION BETWEEN DESIGN AND ENGINEERING' is the cast wheel....

The Best Used Buys

Secondhand buys, courtesy of resident experts Chris Harris (Porsche) and Harry Metcalfe (Ferrari) Rather than trying to bag a bargain-basement Ferrari - vou'll only end up looking at undesirable 308 GT4s, 400s and Mondials - our advice at this price point would be to forget about buying a whole car. Instead, why not visit the Ferrari Store and pick up a chromed Fl exhaust manifold, mounted on a Plexiglas plinth Okay, it'll cost you around 5000, but on the plus side it'll never suffer from...

The Naughty Volvo S60

A convincing 3 Series rival providing exceptional ride quality and good body control. So said WhatCar Magazine' in recent tests. Independent, but certainly not neutral. To read their full review or book a test drive visit our website. Fuel Consumption lor the all-new Volvo S60 in mpg (1 100 Km) Urban 19.50 4.5) - 39.2(7.2), Combined 28.5(9.9) - 53.3(5.3), Extra Urban 38.7(7.3) - 67.3(4.2), C02 Emissions 231- 139g km. Used witrt permission o( WhatCar August 2010

The Vital Stats

Years 2002-03 Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive Engine In-line 4-cyl, I998cc, turbo Power 2l2bhp 5500 Torque I29fc ft 3500 0-60mph < i.4sec Top speed I44mph Driving Tours Track Days Driver Training Social Events Hospitality Introducing the Gentleman Drivers Chib, a members club for driving enthusiasts, founded by .Aston Martin Racing driver, Darren Turner. Our members are a group of like-minded individuals that simply enjoy driving. Our Supercar Sunday breakfast events are also a great...

Toyota Warranty

Official Fuel Consumption Figures for Auris Hybrid range in mpg (l 100km) Combined 74.3 (3.8)-70.6 (4.0), Extra Urban 74.3 (3.8)-70.6 (4.0), Urban 74.3 (3.8)-70.6 (4.0). C02 Emissions 89-93 g km. 5 year 100,000 mile warranty (whichever comes first) available on all new passenger cars. Terms and Conditions apply. orldmags

Track Test Battle

Why is aluminium used so sparingly by car makers, and which performance models can you fit a par of pushbikes in Our experts provide the answers Why is aluminium used so sparingly by car makers, and which performance models can you fit a par of pushbikes in Our experts provide the answers

Updated Digital Diesel Tuning Systems For 201d

Performance Gains AND Improved Fuel Economy with a DTUK CRD2* Multimap Power Digital Diesel Tuning System U0B*W. incmcw powar ano loiaui > WVKK. Bvtnp y Vr oomurrplkff pon *' ' l J4hrv*il pOMr wii't Improve your Fuel Economy and reduce your carbon footprint with a DTUK Green ECO 3 Digital Diesel Tuning System* I rv* MM t* riTl K * IV o HT) .1 r* Mntrfnfl m wwm fM*< Otan Drrting 20. tngnwranl DrWig batvMnn -SOropn 1CS nrumiwl .8 Upto 40 more BHP andjorque Jt Upto 20 improved fuel economy .S...

Vide04

Record perfectly synchronised data and video lor playback and analysis. Full colour graphic overlays and picture in picture scaled video. Record from up to 4 cameras, ' mam* veto mm are MMwrnM Compact, lightweight graphics display. Couple with data logger for GPS laptiming. no beacons required. High contrast backlit display and configurable shiftlights. The UK s best selling data toqger, with integrated GPS receiver and accelerometers. Analyse your data using our industry leading analysis...

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Above warning light appeared under acceleration due to low brake fluid level to a performance car. There were also a couple of minor niggles with our car during its 20,000 miles with us. One was a very slight lurching that could be felt when cruising at steady speed. This was fixed by a recall to update the ECU. The other was the handbrake warning light illuminating during acceleration, which I later found out was caused by low brake fluid, although why the level had got so low we never...

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Without Heart We Would Be Mere Machines

Official fuel consumption figures for the Alfa Giulietta range Urban 26.2 - 51.4 mpg (10.8 - 5.5 l 100km) Extra Urban 48.7 - 76.4 mpg (5.8 - 3.7 1 100km) Combined 37.2 - 64.2 mpg (7.6 - 4.4 1 100km). CO2 emissions 177-114 g km. *When compared to the Alfa 147 range. The future is getting here faster than anyone thought possible. LUXURY MOTORING HAS TAKEN A POWERFUL LEAP FORWARD THE LATEST XF INCLUDES INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES LIKE THE BOWERS & WILKINS* SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM * SATELLITE...

Your Driving Pleasure Is A Matter Of Precision

Acclaimed by the most prestigious car manufacturers, the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport 3 has been especially designed to enhance your driving sensations, particularly when cornering. What's more, because it can brake 3 metres shorter on wet roads* and save you fuel mile after mile**, you can simply focus on enjoying your drive. See how the right tyre changes everything at www.michelin.co.uk Tests conducted in 2009 by Germany's independent TUV SUD Automotive centre using 245 40 ZR 18 Y tyres....

Btcg A Season In Pictures

JUST TWO ROUNDS TO GO HERE'S OUR PICK OF THE ACTION SO FAR THIS YEAR IV here are just two rounds left to go In the 2010 British Touring Car * Championship, and, as usual, after a hard-fought season the title has yet to be decided. The penultimate round takes place at a rebuilt Donington Park on September 19, with the season finale at Brands Hatch three weeks later (October 10). Here we take a look back at some of the highlights of the season so far, and with so much at stake you can be sure...

RS v 348 GT

The 1990s 964 RS is now one of the most sought-after Porsches, but its even rarer Ferrari counterpart remains a relative unknown. Richard Meaden finds out if the mysterious 348 GTC can give the iconic 964 RS a run for its money 348 GT Competizione J m . ,K Porsche 964 Carrera V m RS Both were the W m product of extensive and in order to make them suited for motorsport. Both were lighter, sharper, more aggressive and more exciting. They were also rare and expensive, yet for years they remained...

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Fancy something from one of these great marques in your garage Here's evo's guide to the best Tempted by a 928 A good one's a treat, but most are trouble - the 1990 GT does make me wobble, though. Decent 3.0 SC 911s lurk down here, as do some 3.2s and 964s, but I can't help but ogle at 968 Club Sports these days. Feted in the early '90s as a definitive drive, thev're still a crisp steer and, I'd say, due a moderate surge in value. Remember, they're proper lightweight Porsches, and equivalent 91...

Piaggio

Ever since Peter Sellers famouslv put one in a swimming pool as a telephone repair man in Return of the Pink Panther Tve come to mend your phurn' I've wanted to get behind the handlebars of my very ow n Ape. Pronounced 'Ali-pev' meaning bee in Italian thev're common in Europe, carrying anvthing from building materials to livestock. An Ape also makes a great promotional vehicle for a driving experience company Powered by a 50cc scooter engine, it has a handlebar-mounted clutch, front brake and...

V8 Atom Blasts

500BHP, 550KG, 147,000 V8-POWERED ATOM ON TARGET TO BE THE FASTEST ACCELERATING PRODUCTION CAR EVER According to Ariel boss Simon Saunders, 'in ten years' time you might not be able to do i this sort of thing anymore'. We'd go slightly further it's hard to believe that the Ariel Atom V8 is permitted to exist right now. There are precedents, of course - its neighbour on this page for one, and the fearsome V8 Levante Caterham - but this Atom has a higher power-to-weight ratio than either of those...

Mercedes E500 Coupe

RH he E500 Coupe has left I the evo fleet and, frankly, 1 I don't think anyone's noticed. This was not a car I that ever piqued the interest I of this magazine's staff - on one occasion Harry Metcalfe could barely be bothered to walk across a small car park to have a look at it - but that doesn't mean it wasn't without merit. It's just that, because it wasn't showy and snorty and kept its light hidden under a handsome-from-some-angles bushel, It was too subtle to grab headlines, preferring to...

Limitededition F1 Chronograph Switches Between Time Zones By Simon De Burton

The obvious ideas are often the best, and that's why entrepreneur Mike Vogt is enjoying success with his six-year-old Vogard brand, maker of the world's first wristwatch to feature quick and easy time-zone adjustment through a twist of the bezel. The mechanism features a tiny clutch and a complex gear-train that enables the wearer to re-set the watch in an instant with no loss of accuracy. Simply pull back the lever at the side of the case, turn the bezel to align the relevant location with 12...

W No Limits

I stopped liking what Ji the Porsche 911 had become. I didn't want A to. It felt like a lie. fl Of all the cars I'd ever driven, the 911 was the one I desired the most, the answer to the question frequently asked of motoring journalists by strangers 'If you could own just one car ' I've yet to own a 911, but I've somehow managed to wangle my way into the driving seats of all of them. The best day's 'work' I ever had was driving Lord John Mexborough's entire collection of classic...

Lotus 340r

Dace acquired Total mileage Mileage this month Costs this month mpg this month Dace acquired Total mileage Mileage this month Costs this month mpg this month I collected the Lotus Elans gearbox the other day. It turns out that 2nd gear was starting to seize on the shaft, and it was this which had caused 3rd to self-destruct and chip a load of teeth off. I also learnt that my gearbox has the very rare 'Bullet' close-ratio gears fitted, which is partly why my Elan feels so good to drive. Just got...

Specifications

As ultimate '80s supercars, they appeared in poster form in thousands of boys' bedrooms. Nick Trott was one of those boys - now he gets to drive them odav, manufacturers are being tempted B back into frontline motorsport by new rules that favour cost-cutting over B innovation and technical freedom. The result is the impending death of the genuine homologation special - the pure-of-purpose, limited-production road racer-threatened with extinction by race and rally cars based on mass production...

Braking

Forty years after the Porsche 917 and Ferrari 512 battled it out at Le Mans, evo's Nick Trott and Mark Hales drive two of the cars that starred in this epic race the eventual winner, Porsche 9I7K no. 23, and the car behind it, Ferrari 5I2S no. 5 ifteen minutes before I drive the actual Porsche 917 Kurzheck Coupe that won Le Mans in 1970, the actual driver who won Le Mans in 1970 wanders over to give me some advice. 'Have vou driven a 917 before ' Richard Attwood asks. 'No,' I squeak from my dry...

The Future

Apparently it's bright - and it's green. With both Porsche and Ferrari developing hybrids, the old rivalry looks set to take a new twist immediate future. The H Cayenne hybrid is already here, B B and a Panamera is imminent. Admittedly, these aren't core evo cars, hut more interesting models will follow. The 911 Hybrid, in prototype form, came tantalisingly close to winning the Niirburgring 24 Hours earlier this year, and the sensational 918 Spyder supercar is also slated for production. The...

Ferrari 458 Italia

Engine V8,4499cc Location Md. long-tud-n. C02 320gtoi Power 562bhp 9000rpm Torque 3981b ft 6000rpm Transmission Seven-speed OCT gearbox, rear-wheel dr e. E-DifT3, F1-Trac Front suspension Dtx.b e wishbones, CO springs, adaptive dampers, anti-roll bar Rear suspension Multi-link, coil springs, adaptive dampers, anti-roll bar Brakes Ventilated anc cross-drilled carbon-ceramic dscs, 398mm fr. 360mm rr ABS, EBD Wheels 8.5 x 20in front. 10.5 x 20in rear Tyres 235 35 ZR20 front 295 35 ZR20 rear Weight...

Gvo Rating

Does that make the Porsche the better car It depends on your point of view. There's no doubt that the 458 is a superior technical statement and that its spread of abilities shades the 911's. You could use the 458 every day, its transmission is brilliant and the cabin is ideal for long distances the optional carbon-backed seats are especially good . What it doesn't deliver is as pure an interactive driving experience as the RS. Some will find the 911 a bore - too difficult, too demanding - but...