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Top hydro-cab goes through its paces. Above battery packs position of the motor means that this is also the first black cab to have independent rear suspension instead of a solid rear axle. Kerb weight is up by about 100kg, but this isn't disastrous in a car weighing 2100kg in fact the overall performance is something of an improvement with a top speed of 85mph and 0-60mph taking a snappy 15.5sec. It reallv did feel quite brisk on track - certainly brisk enough for the chassis. All is perfectly...

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Crossed Up

Performance cars are getting faster and faster, and it's not a reckons Harris. In fact, he wants it to stop 'GOING FASTER NOW INVOLVES SUCH NEFARIOUS OBJECTS AS DOUBLE-CLUTCH GEARBOXES, AND THESE OBSTRUCT THE FUN OF DRIVING' aster is better - or so we have been cold for the past 100 H years, especially In the shady world of the 'performance car'. And this is because performance cars invite observation in such simple terms. Think about ic if the role of a fast car is to accelerate quickly and...

Fantastic New Designs

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Ferrari575m

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...

Ford Focus Bbr Rs380

Engine In- ne 5-cyl. 2522cc turbo Power 382bhp 6080rpm Torque 3881b ft 3000-4650rpm 0-60mph 5.3sec (darned) Top speed I65mph (claimed) Conversion price 2840 (fitted) On sale Now (www.morego.co.uk) Worthwhile gare no loss of refinement * poke without upsetting its equilibrium, the Mountune upgrade's a no-brainer. The 2840 (fitted) BBR RS380 conversion is more brain-out. It lifts power by 82bhp and torque by 64lb ft via a new intercooler and air filter, larger fuel injectors and a sports exhaust....

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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...

Government Cuts Mean Councils Have

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...

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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'The Audi's grip levels are high, allowing fast corner entry speeds' a single tour. The engine delivers a wide band of torque and that means you don't need to rev it to within an inch of its life to keep it on the boil. Instead you enjoy the deep and bassy off-beat rwaarp.'of the live-cylinder turbo as it climbs rapidly through the gears. The manual gearbox snicks satisfvinglv quickly through the ratios too, so although a DSG-equipped car is faster, you don't feel like you're missing out. Sixty...

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

'HOW COULD YOU NOT LOVE A CAR WITH A PROPER 5.5-LITRE V8 THAT woes In short, yes. Differences are detectable from the get-go, with some of the nastier potholes that surround Evo Towers ironed out and a more refined and polished feel evident in town. Turn the wick up and the standard 200 impresses - at seven tenths it's a smoother car to attack twisty roads in, the less edgy steering and better bump absorption meaning you can string together corners with more confidence. Up your game further,...

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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...

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...

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,...

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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'...

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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Alpina B5 Biturbo

500BHP TWIN-TURBO V8 BASED ON NEW 5-SERIES Aon the M Division's toes with this one. Traditionally it has been the engines that have set the two closely linked companies apart, with the turbocharged Alpinas offering an alternative to the naturally aspirated M Power products. Alpina, remember, is so intertwined with BMW that its cars are actually built on the same production line and are only transported to the Buchloe factory for finishing. So engineering philosophy is their main separator. And...

Lord Mexborough

Current Lord Mexborough

If there is a more passionate car enthusiast, we've yet to meet him. Lord Mexborough owns one of the most fascinating collections of cars we've ever seen. It includes a 3-litre 911 RS. a 2.7 RS, a Daytona and both the 959 and the 288 GTO featured on page 74. Lord Mexborough has owned both the 959 and GTO from new, and used them as daily drivers for two years. Today this pair is worth over 600,000, but he didn't bat an eyelid when we asked if we could drive them. A true gentleman. If one thing...

The New Bmw X3 Joy Wants You To Have It

More driving pleasure. Official fuel economy figures for the BMW X3 Urban 42.2-46.3 mpg 6.7-6.1 ltr 100km . Extra Urban 53.3-56.5 mpg 5.3-5.0ltr 100km . performance developments and is standard across the model range. Combined 50.4 rnpg 5.6 ltr 100 km . COj emissions 149-147g km. BMW EfficientDynamics reduces BMW emissions without compromising Official fuel consumption figures for the Audi RS 5 in mpg l 100km Urban 19.0 14.9 , Extra Urban 33.2 8.5 Combined 26.2 10.8 . CO...