Title: India-exclusive Porsche 911 GT3 RS headlines evo India’s 10th anniversary issue
Subtitle: We list out the 20 greatest cars we’ve driven over the past 10 years plus reviews of Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, Tata Nexon EV, KTM Duke 390, TVS Apache RTR 310, and much more
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS isn’t a road car for the track. It is a race car for the road. With the 992 gen, Porsche has gone all out – giving the GT3 RS proper race-developed technology from the central radiator F1-like DRS. Applying that same focus of track performance to the engine and chassis leaves you with a car that is so finely honed, that we didn’t even bother driving it on the road. Instead, we took it to the Aamby Valley air strip where we could let that naturally-aspirated 4-litre flat-six scream all the way to its 9000rpm redline. The experience is hair-raising, and also redefines the benchmarks that we thought possible in a road car. An India-exclusive, that celebrates 10 years of evo India!
In this issue, we list out the 20 greatest cars we have driven over the past 10 years of evo India. We've curated this collection that includes favourites like the Subaru Impreza RB5, Nissan GT-R, E46 BMW M3, Lamborghini Gallardo, and the iconic McLaren P1, to showcase the cars that have left a lasting impression over the last 10 years.
Headlining the Thrill of Riding biking section, and celebrating Ducati’s win at the inaugural MotoGP Grand Prix of India is an India-first collection of Ducati V4-engined motorcycles – the Diavel V4, Multistrada V4, and Streetfighter V4. This issue also includes comprehensive reviews of the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, Tata Nexon EV, KTM Duke 390, and TVS Apache RTR 310. We also bring you coverage from the Outback festival, for adventurers, we head out off-roading with the Grand Vitara, delve into the Honda Civic tuning scene, and head out on a road trip through UP in the Venue N Line.
All this and more in the October 2023 issue of evo India – get your copy today.
The 20 most significant driver’s cars from the last 10 years
Celebrating our 10th birthday, we have curated a special list of the 20 greatest driver's cars we have driven over the past decade, each delivering an unparalleled 'Thrill of Driving'. This list encompasses the essence of driving excellence, from iconic Imprezas and Evos to the legendary Pagani Zonda. Curious to explore more? Get the October issue of evo India magazine to see the entire line-up.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS and 718 GT4 RS – India exclusive!
Nat-asp flat sixes scream to 9000rpm as we let what are possibly Porsche’s finest cars on sale today loose down the runway. It’s an India exclusive with the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and we brought along 718 GT4 RS to give us some perspective.
Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV
Mercedes-Benz positions the EQE SUV as the electric equivalent of the GLE. We took to the roads of Kashmir, around Gulmarg, to see if its twin electric motors and incredibly luxurious interiors could impress us.
Tata Nexon EV
After testing the updated ICE version of the Tata Nexon last month, we now turn our attention to its electric counterpart. The Nexon EV long-range variant promises a comprehensive package, with updates to range, features, styling and tech. Is it the best EV you can buy at the (relatively) affordable end of the market?
Audi Q8 e-tron road trip
Can an EV do Pune to Goa – a distance of 460km – on a single charge? Two years ago, we attempted it in the Audi e-tron and needed to top up in Kolhapur. However, the Q8 e-tron is here with a bigger battery, more range and better aero. Can these changes make a difference?
Mahindra XUV400 to Sandakphu
We ventured into what's often considered the land of Land Rovers in India with an electric FWD SUV, the Mahindra XUV400. Our mission: to explore the Sandakphu mountains and see if a torquey electric motor can provide a compelling alternative to the region's traditional diesel 4x4 Land Rovers. But do we succeed in making it top the top of East India’s highest peak?
Expressways of Uttar Pradesh
For our latest adventure in the Great Driving Roads series we've chosen the Hyundai Venue N Line as our trusty companion to take us on a journey to explore not just one, but three expressways that slice through the state of Uttar Pradesh
At evo India, we firmly believe in using SUVs the way they were intended to be used. Which is why, we took the wheel of the Land Rover Defender 110 to Ladakh. No city slicker, this
ABC of off-roading with the Grand Vitara
The Grand Vitara stands out among mid-size SUVs due to its unique AWD drivetrain. In the second instalment of our ABC of off-roading series, we delve into the complexities of this AWD drivetrain while also providing useful tips on how to maximise its off-road potential.
Ducati’s V4s are iconic and in the last few years, the learnings from MotoGP have filtered to the road with its flagship products in each line getting a V4 engine. We brought together the Diavel V4, Multistrada V4, and Streetfighter V4 to understand the V4 motor and its versatility, performance and its sheer desirability better
TVS Apache RTR 310
For quite some time, enthusiasts have been waiting for the version of the Apache RR 310. TVS have now responded with the Apache RTR 310. It is certainly promising, with numerous features and the same 310cc engine as its faired sibling, but with an additional 1.5bhp in power. The crucial question is whether it can provide a riding experience comparable to its fully-faired counterpart. To find out, we took the Apache RTR 310 to the streets of Bangkok.
2024 KTM 390 Duke
The KTM Duke 390 is now in its third generation, with an upgraded 399cc LC4 engine producing 45bhp and 39Nm of torque. What distinguishes it is KTM's claim of resurrecting the hooligan spirit, which was missing in the Gen 2 model. The question is whether or not Gen 3 truly captures that hooliganism.
MotoGP in India
India made history by hosting its first MotoGP race, and we had the honour of witnessing this momentous occasion from the front row. Our first hand account goes beyond what was broadcast over the airwaves. We reveal exclusive details and insights into what made this event truly exceptional.
Another first-hand experience at India's ultimate festival for adventure enthusiasts, the Outback Festival. We take you behind the scenes of this two-day event, which is not only the world's highest motorable adventure and music festival but also set against the stunning backdrop of Leh Ladakh.
Tuned: Honda Civic
Exploring the vast tuning landscape, we turn our attention to the Honda Civic. The Civic is one of the most tuned cars in the world, thanks to its widespread availability, legendary Honda reliability and the benefits of its lightweight chassis. Our journey takes us to Bangalore, where a fellow enthusiast has built a tuned Civic with over 300bhp.
Tried and Tested: Goodyear Maxguard Tyres
Goodyear celebrated its 125th anniversary by introducing four new tyre lines, with the Maxguard Assurance line serving as the sole offering for the Indian market. To assess whether this range embodies the enduring Goodyear legacy, we conducted rigorous tests at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur.