Porsche 964 Rs

Wanted to see what effect they would have on the dynamics (I thought I should be the guinea pig so that you didn't have to be) and partly because I think they make the Megane look, er, mega. However, having recently tried a 250 Cup on 18s, I have to say the more modest-looking version is by far the nicer car to drive. Shame. The rock-hard ride also makes both cars rather unpleasant for passengers. That's only to be expected in such driver-focused machines, and isn't such a big deal with a...

The Insider

Car manufacturers want us to believe that electric vehicles are the future, but Metcalfe sees them as a huge step backwards 'NISSAN IS TRYING TO SELL US A CAR THAT CAN'T TRAVEL AS FAR IN A DAY AS A HORSE* ne of the lasting impressions from the Paris motor show was how you couldn't move without tripping over the brightly coloured cables feeding sparks to all the electric cars on display this year. Electric vehicles, or EVs, were everywhere, and, like it or not, today's motor industry is obsessed...

Audi Rss V Bmw M3 Competition V Lexus Isf V Mercedes C63

AUDI RSS v BMW M3 COMPETITION v LEXUS IS-F v MERCEDES C63 AMG M3's worst nightmare, the .Audi I RS5 would be it. Take the much-I admired RS4 saloon - a bona fide I BMW frightener - blend it with the S5 coupe and then take everything to a higher level. The RS5 is equipped with a 444bhp version of the high-revving 4.2-litre V8 and drives through the revised quattro drivetrain w ith less mass ahead of the front axle and a 'sport' centre differential that can send up to 85 per cent of torque to the...

Joe Alexander

Joe bought his Panda I00HP brand new two years ago and explains the attraction. 'I'd been driving a Fiat Brava that I acquired from my mum when I passed my test, but with 140,000 miles on the clock it was on its last legs. I was looking for something that was fun but on a relatively tight budget. I tested a I00HP and was sold instantly. 'I managed to get a fantastic deal from the dealer - the car was listed at just over 10,000 and I got mine for exactly 8000 in early 2008. 'You don't use the...

Gm Ev1 1998

Initially a pure electric car, at the 1998 Detroit show GM put forward a gas turbine proposal 'TURBINES HAVE A TREMENDOUS POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO' jaguar is intending to use gas turbines as range extenders for in-wheel electric motors to the show car because without them it looked like a couple of hairdryers had been left in the engine bay Interestingly, to start the engines Jaguar may use the air suspension pump now fitted to most of its cars. The pump will supply air to a nozzle at the front of...

Renault Clio Williams

And the fuel economy is exemplary - at the end of a recent 250-mile round trip, the tank was still over a quarter full, with the on-board computer showing a 4lmpg average. It's a shame it isn't as adept on smaller roads, especially as these are often the ones that are more satisfying. I guess this is one of the things that can separate a good car and a great one. Got one of the models featured I on our fleet We'd love to hear I about your experiences. Still, the impending...

Limitedrun Stirling Moss Watch Is Signed By The Legend Himself Simon De Burton Reports

Price 2695 From www.legendsintime.co.uk Peter Ratdiffe established his 'Legends in Time' company more than 20 years ago and is now the world's leading dealer in limited-edition F1 lithographs. The business has brought him into contact with a number of motorsport greats, including Sir Stirling Moss, whose 80th birthday this year is commemorated by the first Legends in Time wristwatch. Ratdiffe will produce 160 examples of the Stirling Moss 80, half with white dials and half with black. Each dial...

Bmw 1 Series M Coupe

SUBARU WRX STI AC SCHNITZER ACS4 LOTUS EVORA S FORD C-MAX CITRO N DS3 99G Made of I80bhp, twin charged petrol engine with a supercharger and turbo, 17alloys, 7spd DSC gearbox with steering wheel paddle shifts, LED running lights, rear diffuser, boot spoiler and chrome twin exhaust. No Cake. Visit skodafabia-vrs.co.uk or your local retailer. Model shown Fabia vRS 1.4 TSI 180bhp DSG 7spd at 16,155 OTR inc optional black roof at 355.00 and 17 'Gigaro' black alloy wheels at 100.00. Tinted windows...

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Ford Falcon Xa Gtho Phase 4 1972

Tricky one this, because only one or was it four of these homologation specials ever made it down the production line. A run of 200 was planned to make the cars eligible for the Australian Touring Car Championship but then the Australian press got wind of these 'I60mph Super Cars' reaching public roads. Mass hysteria ensued, the government stepped in and production ceased. It only really ever did 151 mph. y m ou wait ages for one record-W breaking saloon G-Power has built another Hurricane,...

Editorial

Tel 020 7907 6310 Fax 01933 667309 e-mail eds evo.co.uk website www.evo.co.uk Unit S. Tower Court, Irchester Road. Wollaston, Wellingborough, Northants NN29 7PJ, United Kingdom Editorial director Harrison Metcalfe Editor Nick Trott Road test editor John Barker Production editor Peter Tomalin Art director Paul Lang News editor Ollie Marriage Features editor Henry Catchpole Features writer Roger Green Sub editor Ian Eveleigh Senior designer Adam Shorrock Staff photographer Chris Rutter Staff...

Ferrari F40 20imph

There was little doubt that one of the reasons Ferrari built the F40 was to stick two red fingers up at Porsche. The 959 had stolen the 288 GTO's top speed record with a I97mph versus 189 run and Enzo wasn't having any of it. Although it has never been confirmed, you sense that the car that celebrated the 40th anniversary of Ferrari simply had to be the fastest car in the world. And it was. Ferrari claimed a top speed of 20lmph in 1987. It was a gloriously provocative claim - just over 200mph...

Gpowers Second Wind

Not content with its 228mph world record, G-Power has developed an 800bhp version of its twin-supercharged M5. Henry Catchpole reports on what happened when it went testing back to the Papenburg test track where they do a lot of the dev elopment work on their cars. They were testing a new SOObhp version of the twin-supercharged BMW VIO and decided to do some runs to sec how the temperatures were stacking up at sustained high speed. Apart from the engine and a discreet bodykit, the car was...