Porsche Panamera Turbo S meets Taycan Turbo S in the latest issue of evo India
Turbo battles Turbo in the latest issue of evo India magazine, as Porsche’s fast four-door sport sedans – ICE Panamera Turbo S and all-electric Taycan Turbo S — go head-to-head for the first time ever. Does EV best ICE? Find out in the latest issue of evo India magazine.
Also in this issue are first drive reviews of Maruti Suzuki’s crossover, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx, the radical urban weapon that is the MG Comet EV, our experience on the Samruddhi Mahamarg Expressway with the Tata Altroz, the latest Chevrolet Corvette Z06, an ownership experience of the Porsche GT4 right here in India and even a tutorial on how to drift a FWD car.
All this and more in the May 2023 issue of evo India!
Porsche Panamera Turbo S vs Taycan Turbo S
You have a budget of two and a half crore rupees and have your eyes set on a ballistic 4-door Porsche. Do you stick with ICE or embrace the future with an EV? That’s the question we are out to answer, bringing together the 621bhp Panamera Turbo S and the 617bhp Taycan Turbo S. One has a traditional turbo to propel it to 100kmpm in 3.1 seconds, the other has boost mode that amps up output up to 751bhp and slashes the 100kmph sprint to a mind-numbing 2.9 seconds. What’s the verdict?
BMW M340i v BMW 320Ld
Which is the best BMW 3 Series? The luxury-focussed, long-wheelbase, and extremely efficient 320Ld or the immensely fun-to-drive, straight-six, regular wheelbase, all-wheel-drive M340i? We provide perspective
Maruti Suzuki Fronx
The Baleno-based crossover slots in under the Brezza and gets cool SUV-Coupe inspired styling. But what we are most excited about is the return of the Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine that finally delivers power to exploit the Heartec platform’s dynamics. We throw it around an autocross track and then hit the road to discover a surprisingly fun to drive car.
MG Comet EV
The Comet is MG’s radical new electric car aimed for commuting in the city. This is the smallest car in India, the most affordable EV in India, and might give rise to an all-new segment of urban-centric electric cars. We find out what it is like amidst the cut-and-thrust of Delhi traffic.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara to the snows
The Grand Vitara nameplate has always been associated with Himalaya-conquering ability courtesy of its multiple Raid-de-Himalaya victories. Does the new one continue in the same vein? We take 11-time Raid champion Suresh Rana and drive up to the snows of the Shinku La pass to find out.
Living with the Porsche 718 GT4
Ashique Tahir is no run of the mill car connoisseur. And while his garage is home to several impressive sports cars and supercars, the petrolhead continues to harbour a soft corner for Porsches such as his 718 GT4. He tells us what it’s like to live with one
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
America makes some excellent muscle cars but does it make sports cars to take on the best in the world? The new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 takes the fight straight to the likes of Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche!
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance at BIC
Experiencing the performance of Mercedes-AMG’s most powerful production car, the plug-in hybrid GT 63 SE Performance, on the sidelines of its launch at the Buddh International Circuit.
How to drift / slide a FWD car
In the second part of our Thrill of Driving tutorial series, we explain all the tips, tricks and techniques you need to master to slide a front-wheel-drive car by using the Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport.
Volkswagen Virtus and Taigun special editions
We went road tripping in the beautiful state of Kerala, wafting in the Lexus NX350h to understand how luxury and sustainability can co-exist, and deliver the experiences we crave while being mindful of the planet.
Anatomy of a Lotus 56B
The wedge-shaped, gas turbine-powered Lotus 56B of 1971 can be considered to be the most radical car in Formula 1, and we take a deep dive into what makes it a unique feat of motorsport engineering.
It has been a year since the Kia EV6 was launched and it continues to be one of the best EVs on sale in India today. We tell you what makes the Kia so well-suited for our conditions.
Samruddhi Mahamarg with the Tata Altroz diesel
Two things that India desperately needs are new expressways to enable faster connectivity between cities and diesel hatchbacks to make long-haul drives easier on the pocket. Luckily for us, the Tata Altroz diesel is still present to address the latter, which is why we pointed it in the direction of the Samruddhi Mahamarg expressway, one of the newest in the country.
KTM RC Cup
In our brand new series, we interact with Nissan Magnite owners who have driven their SUV extensively and have clocked 50,000km or more in the process. Our first port of call for this series takes us to Goa to meet up with acoustic engineer, Siddhant Amonkar.
Do you plan on switching to a CNG-powered car but are unsure about the benefits, safety or reliability? We bust the myths that surround CNG-powered cars.
Safety with the Skoda Slavia
We explain the safety systems present in cars with the help of the Skoda Slavia, which scored a five star safety rating in the GNCAP crash tests and is India’s safest car.