Tracing the generations of Ferrari's V8-powered specials
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Ferrari V8 specials, the Tata Harrier comparo, the Honda City and much more in the July 2020 issue of evo India

Five special-edition Ferrari V8s headline the July 2020 issue of evo India. Plus we have the India-exclusive Tata Harrier comparison test; another one with the Kia Carnival; a third with the KTM 390 Adventure, Xpulse and Himalayan; and we’ve brought together all the C-segment sedans, including the Honda City

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It’s exactly a year since we pulled off the most epic Ferrari story ever done in India — where we took the first 488 Pista to be delivered in the country and went flat-out across the Rann of Kutch. To celebrate, this month we’ve brought together five special edition Ferrari V8s. We start off with the 348 GT Competizione, the original special series car that was based on the 348 TB. We then trace the evolution of this format with the 360 Challenge Stradale, F430 Scuderia, 458 Speciale and finally, with the advent of turbocharging, the 488 Pista. We dive deeper than the specs and numbers though, getting behind the wheel of each of these cars and showing you how the driving experience has evolved over time.

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Closer to home we have the comparison tests you have waiting for — pitting the 2020 Tata Harrier against the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta and the MG Hector — to see which mid-size SUV is the king. One segment higher we have tried to make sense of the Kia Carnival’s pricing, bringing along a Toyota Innova Crysta for perspective.

Sedans are making a comeback and how! We’ve driven four new C-segment sedans starting with the new Honda City and, of course, the Hyundai Verna and TSI-engined VW Vento and Skoda Rapid. This segment has suddenly burst in to life with plenty of fun-to-drive cars and we couldn’t be more excited!

In the Fast Bikes section we bring you a review of the Kawasaki Z H2 along with another massively important comparison — KTM 390 Adventure with the Hero Xpulse 200 and Royal Enfield Himalayan.

Here’s what you can find inside the issue:

It's the battle of the mid-size giants
It's the battle of the mid-size giants MG Hector / Tat Harrier / Kia Seltos / Hyundai Creta

Tata Harrier v MG Hector v Kia Seltos v Hyundai Creta

The mid-size SUV space is heating up! Tata has refreshed the Harrier with a more powerful engine and automatic gearbox, and our social media has been flooded with questions about how it fares against its rivals. We pit the new Harrier against the likes of the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta and the MG Hector. Which SUV comes out on top? Read our story to find out!

Ten years down, many more to go...
Ten years down, many more to go... Volkswagen Polo

VW Polo x evo India

The Volkswagen Polo’s journey in India is inextricably linked to the journey of evo India magazine — after all, the founders of the mag decided to set it up after they set up a rally team and developed the first rally Polos in India. In this story, we look back at the epic stories we have executed with the Polo, right from issue 01 where we pit the GT TSI against the Polo Cup car on a racetrack to the previous issue of the magazine where we reviewed the new Polo with its 1-litre TSI engine.

Tracing the evolution of the Prancing thoroughbreds
Tracing the evolution of the Prancing thoroughbreds Ferrari 348 GTC / 360 Challenge Stradale / F430 Scuderia / 438 Speciale / 488 Pista

Ferrari Special Series

Is there a more iconic car than a Ferrari? Exactly a year after we took a Ferrari 488 Pista to the Rann of Kutch, our cover story delves in to the Pista’s legacy and the cars it follows in the wake of. The Ferrari Special Series cars have always been extremely desirable, but they have evolved dramatically over the years. We trace their skid marks from the first one — the 348 GT C, through three decades of evolution with the 360 Challenge Stradale, F430 Scuderia, 438 Speciale and finally, the Pista.

Going star-gazing in our own three-pointed star
Going star-gazing in our own three-pointed star Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

Unwinding with the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

The world as we know it has changed. No longer can we head out to a restaurant or bar after a hard day’s work to unwind. But we have found an alternative — a blast in the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe after dark. This SUV gives you everything you were looking for on your nights around town — indulgence, luxury, thrills and adrenaline. There’s no locking down our ability to have fun.

It's Korea v Japan in the luxury MPV space
It's Korea v Japan in the luxury MPV space Kia Carnival - Toyota Innova Crysta

Kia Carnival v Toyota Innova Crysta

The Kia Carnival is attempting what no MPV has done before — one-upping the Toyota Innova Crysta. The Carnival offers a lot more space and luxury, but it also costs a fair bit more money. The question we are trying to answer is — is the Carnival worth all the extra cash Kia is asking for it?

The precautions you'll need to remember before you're out "Singin' in the rain..."
The precautions you'll need to remember before you're out "Singin' in the rain..." Hyundai Grande i10 Nios / Hyundai Venue

Monsoon guide with Hyundai

As the monsoons set in across the country, we deep dive in to the dos and don’ts to keep you safe on our roads. We explore everything from how to prepare you car from the monsoon, what driving techniques you can inculcate to stay safe and explaining how the safety features on modern cars work. This comprehensive guide covers everything relevant to driving in the rain, to keep you having fun and driving safe.

Probably the craziest decade of Formula 1 racing
Probably the craziest decade of Formula 1 racing Williams-Honda FW11

Anatomy of an F1 car

In the 1980s, Formula 1 cars were largely turbocharged, and possibly the wildest of them all was the Williams-Honda FW11. We break down what went in to the development of the FW11, right from the suspension, aerodynamics, and of course, the engine. With Formula 1 having made a comeback this month, this story is a great way to look back at one of the greatest racing cars the sport has seen

Supernakeds are passé when compared to the supercharged naked!
Supernakeds are passé when compared to the supercharged naked! Kawasaki Z H2

Kawasaki Z H2

The Kawasaki H2 has always been a powerhouse on two-wheels, and now you can get its supercharged heart in a naked motorcycle. The H2 combines the usability of a streetfighter with the mental performance of this engine and ends up with a hugely terrifying, but drool worthy package.

Up, up and away....
Up, up and away.... Royal Enfield Himalayan / KTM 390 Adventure / Hero Motocorp XPulse

Budget ADV comparo

With the lockdown easing around the country, we can finally head out on motorcycles. And the safest place to ride right now? The wild outdoors! We bring together the three most affordable adventure motorcycles on sale in India — the Hero Xpulse, the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the KTM 390 Adventure — and find out what each one offers over the other!

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