Jaguar is on a bit of a mission these days, trying to convince the world that the days of pipe and slippers are long behind it. As part of this, its latest PR spiel involves using the word ALIVE in big capital letters, insinuating that driving a Jaguar makes you feel, as it were, alive. So EVO Middle East magazine decided to put this to the test. Dep ed Phill Tromans took the most hardcore Jaguar on sale today – the 542bhp XKR-S – and gave it a darn good thrash. Then he jumped out of a perfectly good aeroplane, all in the name of discovering which one scared the living daylights out of him the most. You can read his verdict in the latest issue of EVO Middle East, which is on shelves now.
The latest issue of EVO Middle East features on its cover the eagerly-awaited Subaru BRZ. The team got hold of one of the first examples of the affordable, light and rear-wheel drive sports car, and after driving it across Europe put it up against its contemporary rivals on road and track, and then against its renowned ancestor, the Subaru Impreza Turbo. Does it hold up?
As if that’s not enough, EVO Middle East is also the first magazine in the world to drive this, the first RAUH-Welt Porsche to be built in the Middle East. Keen readers of crankandpiston will know that we’ve followed the development of this car very closely over recent months, and even facilitated the EVO feature. You’ll also know that any RAUH-Welt car is worth reading about. EVO Middle East also interviews the genius behind RWB, Akira Nakai.