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Tiff Needell reviews the Porsche 911 4S Targa, and finds out how well it matches up against previous 911 models.
The 991-generation Porsche 911 Targa makes a return to the model’s roots, with a semi-convertible style roof, with a silver roll hoop and glass rear deck. Like the last Targa model, the 991 is only available with four-wheel drive – meaning that more muscular and wider body shell.
The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series accelerates from zero to 60mph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 315 km/h. The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine has 631 hp makes the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series the most powerful AMG car to date. Taking away some 150 pounds of weight from the regular SLS AMG Coupe, also give the SLS Black the best power/weight ratio of any AMG to date. Add to the numbers the general view by most pundits that this is one of the best cars AMG has ever made and you have have something very special.
What do you test this thing against on a track? Is there anything as crazy, extreme or just plain nuts? Yep, how about a 997 Porsche GT2 RS, which was the most hardcore offering from Porsche in recent years.
With that, lets allow Jethro from EVO magazine take over, testing one of the 2013 EVO car of the year stars, the SLS Black against a tough competitor the GT2 RS. Who will win?
Stop the Press. A UK Car Magazine Likes An American Sports Car.
It is no secret that European and UK based car magazines have a bad relationship with American cars. Crude, poor handling, unecceptable quality are all the types of things they complaing about. But perhaps their biggest gripe is how American sports cars like the Corvetter handle on local roads.
So when EVO’s Jethro Bovingdon took the new Corvette C7 Stingray for a drive in the UK, we for one were concerned it would be another American bashing session. Turns out is wasn't.
He is very impressed with the C7 Stingray and loves the way it handles. Obviously, a few faults are picked, but nothing major is pointed out overall, so the C7 is definitely made to sound much better than the C6 it replaces.
Thanksgiving is over and we're heading towards 2014. It is probably as good a time as any to roundup our favorite cars of 2014 and thrash them to find the one we love best. Turns out we don't have access to the cars so we'll rely on our friends at Evo to do it for us with their 2013 Car of the Year award. Sometimes we care about these awards, sometimes we don't. But we the guys at Evo really know what they're doing, so the result matters.
Every year Evo stages its Car of the Year test, bringing the best performance cars in the world to one location for an epic shootout. We won't tell you who comes in first, but their choice is so brilliant it's hard to argue with.
Check out the lister of contenders below and check out the videos. Well worth the investment in time.
- Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
- Audi R8 V10 Plus
- Mercedes-Benz SLS Black Series
- Porsche 911 GT3
- Alfa Romeo 4C
- Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
- Porsche Cayman S
- Mini Cooper John Cooper Works GP
2013 Car of the Year Video Shakedown
Watch eight of the world's best cars battle it out in this video shoot out for Evo Car Of The Year
Join evo's Jethro Bovingdon for this year's Track car of the Year test, which sees the McLaren 12C GT Can-Am, Caterhan Seven 620R, Radical RXC, BAC Mono, Litchfield Subaru BRZ Spec S, Mini JCW GP, Supercharged Ariel Atom 3.5 and Porsche Cayman S battle battle for supremacy at Blyton Park.