evo India Magazine - November 2023
In this issue
Headlining the November 2023 issue of evo India is the latest and most powerful raging bull from Bologna — the Lamborghini Revuelto coupe. The Revuelto brings the V12 into the future, as it is now paired to hybrid-tech for a combined total output of 1001bhp. Also in this issue is Porsche’s 60th birthday gift to itself, and its fans, in the form of the ultimate driver’s 911 — the 992 911 S/T. Essentially a GT3 RS Touring, complete with a manual gearbox, this Neunelfer will go down in history books as one of the greatest cars of the 21st century!
We’ve also got reviews of many facelifted SUVs in this issue, including the 2023 Tata Safari and Harrier, BMW X5 and X7, Range Rover Velar and Audi Q8. Not to forget the India-specific Mercedes-Benz G 400d Adventure Edition.
In part three of our ABC of off-roading series with the Maruti Suzuki Jimny, we show you how to tackle Level 1,2 and 3 off-road trails. We’ve also taken a roadtrip to Vadodara to show you a part of India’s newest expressway — the Delhi-Vadodara Expressway — on our Great Driving Roads Series: Expressways Edition. And a deep dive into what went across the country in the Volkswagen #TiguanExperience. On two wheels, we’ve gotten astride the all-new Royal Enfield Himalayan 450, Triumph Scrambler 400 X, KTM 250 Duke and TVS X.
This Skoda Octavia RS 230 is fast enough to blow your mind but not its engine
Practical, great engine and dynamics, but weird styling ensured buyers stayed well away
Mahindra Bolero Neo
Armed with an iconic badge, a fresh face and a mechanically locking differential, the Bolero Neo could just be the compact SUV you’ve been looking for
RISING FROM THE ASHES
The third generation Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the fastest production motorcycles in the world, and a bike that truly deserves to be ridden flat out at the High Speed Track at NATRAX
BIJOY KUMAR Y
Bijoy is quite looking forward to what the recent space launches could mean
DOA: HSV HRT 427
This racing-inspired 7-litre Holden Monaro garnered more than enough interest for its limited production run to sell out. But sadly the sums didn’t add up
Mini Cooper S Convertible
Mini gives the Convertible a more modern front end, more technology on the inside and a very bright paint scheme
VW Taigun GT
Good news! With two GT variants, Volkswagen are set to make the 1.5 TSI motor even more accessible to us enthusiasts
THE DOCTOR CHECKS OUT
As Rossi decides to hang up his boots after 26 seasons, we take a look back at his journey through MotoGP
“IF THE RATING IS DONE, NATRAX COULD BE ONE OF THE TOP THREE PROVING GROUNDS IN THE WORLD”
Speaking to Dr N Karuppaiah, additional director and centre head, NATRAX
No time to die
A celebratory makeover and new engines for the Toyota Land Cruiser on its 70th birthday
Skoda Kushaq 1.5 TSI
After what seems like an endless wait, we have finally driven the first car from Skoda-VW’s massive India 2.0 project. Has the wait been worth it?
Electric cars can deliver The Thrill of Driving!
2021 Isuzu D-Max
The Isuzu D-Max finally gets updated to meet BS6 emission norms, and there’s a new entry-level variant too
BMW 530i M Sport
A mid-life refresh gives the 5 Series a tweaked nose, an upgraded interior but leaves the mechanical package unchanged. Is it worth your attention?
THE BEST CAR IN THE WORLD?
What constitutes ‘The Best’ is a discussion riddled with pitfalls and contradictions. What isn’t open to debate is the new S-Class’ claim to sporting the best car interior in the world
After falling in love with the Thar half a decade ago, Vrishali brings her brand new Thar back to the tracks where this love affair started
WHEN IN ROMA...
Don’t go thinking the new Roma is a fixedroof Portofino – this one’s for the drivers
Who said EVs are one-trick ponies? The Audi e-tron is a refreshing take on the genre!
“The customer is moving towards SUVs”
“January to May, SUVs contributed 35 per cent to the overall industry,” says Tarun Garg, director, sales and marketing, Hyundai Motor India on the sidelines of the Hyundai Alcazar launch while adding, “SUVs will be driving the growth back”
Porsche 911 GT3
A new GT3 is always a big deal, and the 992 generation feels quite a different sort of animal to its forebears. But is it better?
Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series
Cruelly overshadowed in 2007’s vintage eCoty lineup, the 6.3-litre, 500bhp CLK63 Black Series is in fact one of the most thrilling cars ever to wear a Mercedes badge, and is AMG at its purest
We discover what makes the New Volkswagen so accessible and digitally sound
The start of our First Movers series where we speak to Magnite owners and find out what has made Nissan’s compact SUV such a huge success
BACK IN BLACK
Delayed due to the pandemic and then the second wave, the fourth-gen Octavia is finally here. And the question we need to ask is whether it can temper our craze for SUVs
For the man who has everything
The Boat Tail is the very expensive beginning to Rolls-Royce’s new Coachbuild programme
The compact luxury SUV segment has burst into life with the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz GLA. Is it the best of the breed?
RUNNING IN THE FAMILY
RML’s 250 Short Wheelbase is an artful reinvention of Ferrari’s immortal berlinetta, built around 550 Maranello underpinnings. Where do we sign?
THE evo BLUEPRINT - FUTURE POWER
LAST MONTH WE EXPLORED WHAT’S REQUIRED FOR THE PERFECT INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE. BUT WITH ELECTRIFICATION UPON US, NOW WE ASK THE EXPERTS IF THERE’S STILL HOPE FOR CHARACTERFUL POWERTRAINS IN AN EV WORLD
V12's last hoorah?
The new Ferrari special editions get a re-engineered V12 that produces over 800bhp and revs to 9500rpm
evo India Magazine Description:
Publisher: Project GTO Publishing LLP
evo India Magazine published by Project GTO Publishing LLP is a monthly magazine that covers the world of cars and motorcycles in India.
The magazine is known for its in-depth reviews, insightful analysis, and stunning photography. It covers a wide range of topics related to cars and motorcycles, including:
* New car and motorcycle reviews: evo India reviews all the latest cars and motorcycles in India, from budget hatchbacks to luxury sedans to high-performance sports cars and motorcycles. The reviews are comprehensive and informative, and they give readers a good understanding of each vehicle's strengths and weaknesses.
* Road tests and comparisons: evo India also conducts road tests and comparisons of different cars and motorcycles. This helps readers to compare different vehicles and choose the one that is right for their needs.
* Features: evo India also publishes features on a variety of automotive topics, such as automotive history, motorsport, and car culture. These features are written by experts in the field and they provide readers with insights into the world of cars and motorcycles.
evo India Magazine is a valuable resource for anyone who is interested in cars and motorcycles. It is a must-read for anyone who is looking to buy a new car or motorcycle, or who simply wants to learn more about the world of automotive journalism.
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