On this week’s automobile footage we take a dive into the highlights of our take a look at between three of the most effective sports activities automobiles as featured in challenge 283. To learn the total story, buy the newest challenge on-line or in outlets now.
We’re somewhat keen on the Alpine A110, with a low kerb weight and glorious dynamic potential, however how does it fare towards the significantly extra highly effective Porsche Cayman GTS 4.0 and Lotus Exige Sport 410? To assist in giving again the Alpine some edge, this instance was additionally fitted with a choice of modifications from Life110, parts that in our eyes solely added to its beguiling bundle.
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Whereas its modifications aren’t apparent at first look, with solely a drop in trip top and some parts from the track-only Cup automobile seen, underneath the pores and skin its suspension geometry has seen a whole overhaul. The 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine on this instance has additionally been given an ECU tune to carry energy to 296bhp and 280lb ft of torque.
Regardless of the uplift in energy although, that is nonetheless a way wanting each its six-cylinder rivals. The most recent Cayman GTS 4.0 fires with a robust 394bhp, giving it a wholesome energy benefit, however the Porsche is over 200kg heavier, and with much less of a torque benefit, the distinction between the 2 is much less pronounced than the figures would possibly counsel.
The Lotus then again contains a supercharged 3.5 V6, making it probably the most highly effective of this trio, and mixed with a kerb weight just like the Alpine it’s by far the quickest in a straight line. Matched with Lotus’ typical chassis mastery, the Exige continues to be a pink sizzling contender, regardless of now being on its deathbed.
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Automobile footage of the week: archive
Under are a few of our favorite pictures from earlier editions of evo automobile footage of the week. Click on on the images for the total galleries.
Click on under to see all the photographs of our first automobile footage of the week gallery, right here that includes the indomitable Bugatti Veyron Tremendous Sport, mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 and the beautiful Porsche 911 re-imagined by Singer.
Right here we dig additional again into the evo archives the place we pull out some iconic pictures of the Ford GT barely out of context within the European Alps, a TVR Sagaris in central London, the Audi RS2 in addition to considered one of our most iconic twin checks between the Ferrari 599 GTO and Lexus LF-A.
The previous-generation Bentley Continental GT appeared to get higher with age, a notion mirrored by the Jaguar E-type when in fashionable ‘light-weight’ type. Each of those British icons, in addition to the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 characteristic in gallery three.
Followers may need cried fowl when Ferrari determined to turbocharge the Ferrari 488, however it’s not like Ferrari don’t have a historical past with turbocharged V8 engines. Right here the 488 co-stars alongside the beautiful F40, whereas elsewhere on this gallery we take a Porsche Cayman GTS to Japan for a shocking mountain blast.
Italian twelve-cylinder supercars appear to be the principle agenda within the fourth evo automobile footage of the week gallery, right here that includes 4 V12 Lambos and the beautiful 599 SA Aperta restricted version alongside its 550 Barchetta predecessor.
GT3s and GT-Rs are just the start for gallery quantity six, with the Noble M600, Aston Martin One-77 and a few McLaren flagships filling out our most wonderful gallery but.
A gallery of latest and outdated, right here the McLaren 720S cemented its place as a really nice supercar alongside a daring evening shoot with an Audi R8 LMX, pitch a Nissan GT-R and Audi Quattro towards one another on Welsh mountain roads and drive the unique ‘Hakosuka’ GT-R.
Ford’s RS200 in a moody darkish storage is only one of many wonderful shoots in our eighth gallery, click on on the picture for the total gallery
Click on on the picture under for our ninth automobile footage of the week gallery, together with this hardcore lot!
Our tenth gallery turned it up one other notch, together with the wettest shoot in historical past (apparently).
One of the best hardcore Ferrari supercars and extra characteristic in our eleventh automobile footage of the week gallery.