Porsche Panamera Turbo S meets Taycan Turbo S in the latest issue of evo India

We also find out which is the best BMW 3 Series, the M340i or the 320Ld. Plus first drives of the Maruti Suzuki Fronx and the MG Comet EV, track experience with the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE Performance, tutorial on how to slide a FWD car, Himalayan adventures with the Grand Vitara and more
May 2023 issue of evo India out on stands!
May 2023 issue of evo India out on stands!Team 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

Porsche's fast four-door sport sedans go head-to-head
Porsche's fast four-door sport sedans go head-to-headTeam evo India

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

Picking the best BMW 3 Series
Picking the best BMW 3 SeriesTeam evo India

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

Maruti's Baleno-based Fronx driven
Maruti's Baleno-based Fronx drivenTeam evo India

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

Driving the urban-centric MG Comet EV
Driving the urban-centric MG Comet EVTeam evo India

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

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara AWD to the snows
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara AWD to the snowsTeam evo India

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

Living with a Porsche GT4 in India
Living with a Porsche GT4 in IndiaTeam evo India

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

Chevrolet's latest Corvette driven
Chevrolet's latest Corvette drivenTeam evo India

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 GT 63 SE Performance's, erm, performance, at the BIC
Experiencing the GT 63 SE Performance's, erm, performance, at the BICTeam evo India

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

Learn to slide a FWD car like a pro
Learn to slide a FWD car like a proTeam evo India

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

Volkswagen's Taigun and Virtus now get additional editions to choose from
Volkswagen's Taigun and Virtus now get additional editions to choose fromTeam evo India

At the annual media conference Volkswagen introduced new variants of the Virtus and Taigun, the most exciting of which is the manual gearbox in the Virtus 1.5. We run through all the updates, new colors, and the more accessible DSG variants.

Earth Day Road trip with the Lexus NX

Being sustainable in style on our Earth Day Roadtrip with the Lexus NX
Being sustainable in style on our Earth Day Roadtrip with the Lexus NXTeam evo India

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

Taking a deep dive into the most radical F1 car ever
Taking a deep dive into the most radical F1 car everTeam evo India

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.

Kia EV6

Finding out what makes the Kia EV6 so great for our conditions
Finding out what makes the Kia EV6 so great for our conditionsTeam evo India

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

Tata Altroz diesel heads to Samruddhi Mahamarg
Tata Altroz diesel heads to Samruddhi MahamargTeam evo India

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

Taking part in KTM's inaugral RC cup
Taking part in KTM's inaugral RC cupTeam evo India

KTM – the bike manufacturer with the motto of Ready to Race – hosted its first-ever RC Cup in India with the intention of getting more biking enthusiasts into motorsport. We participated in the media round of the inaugural championship at the MMRT in Chennai.

50,000km with the Nissan Magnite

Our new series with the Nissan Magnite!
Our new series with the Nissan Magnite!Team evo India

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.

CNG 101

Everything you need to know about CNG
Everything you need to know about CNGTeam evo India

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

The Skoda Slavia is India's safest car. We find out what goes into making it secure
The Skoda Slavia is India's safest car. We find out what goes into making it secureTeam evo India

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.

Tuned: Audi Q2

Appearances can be deceptive, as this tuned Audi Q2 clearly proves
Appearances can be deceptive, as this tuned Audi Q2 clearly provesTeam evo India

What you see here is a tuned Audi Q2 that is very practical to drive in the city but can leave an Octy RS 245 in the dust, thanks to a Stage 3 tune by ModmycarIndia and additional performance mods slapped onto this practical yet powerful build.

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