Ferrari 12Cilindri and its screaming V12 headlines the May 2024 issue of evo India, along with the Purosangue and the Roma Spider

Ferrari 12Cilindri and its screaming V12 headlines the May 2024 issue of evo India, along with the Purosangue and the Roma Spider

Also in this issue, we have reviews of the 5-door Force Gurkha, BYD Seal, Mahindra XUV 3XO, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Honda NX500 and much more

Ferrari's latest creation, the 12Cilindri, is a breathtaking tribute to the timeless allure of pure V12 power. With a design inspired by iconic Ferrari models of the past, including the legendary 365 GTB/4 Daytona, the 12Cilindri takes us back to the time when V12 reigned the supercar world shunning turbos and batteries altogether. Underneath its striking exterior lies a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, delivering an exhilarating 819bhp and revving up to an impressive 9500rpm. And that is what we are celebrating in this issue: one of the world’s greatest automotive manufacturers giving enthusiasts what they desire.

 From one V12 to another, we put you in the hot seat of the Ferrari Purosangue. It boasts a 6.5-litre V12 and more ground clearance than any Ferrari before. But Ferrari doesn’t like to call it an SUV. So what is it? We find out. Next on the Ferrari list is the Roma Spider. It's the first soft-top convertible in over half a century. But Ferraris aside, we have plenty more in this issue. Starting with the reviews, we have the much anticipated 5-door Force Gurkha, the BYD Seal, and the Mahindra 3XO. We have also driven the new Jeep Wrangler on a proper off-road trail. We couldn’t do without taking a few road trips – we took the Toyota Camry to Chikkamagaluru, a Mahindra XUV400 to Mahabaleshwar, a Jeep Wrangler in and around Goa, and an epic drive with select Audi S, RS and Q cars in Rajasthan. There is also a very expensive comparo – Range Rover v BMW 7 Series. We have tips on how to maximise EV range using the Tata Punch EV, and how to go rock crawling using the Maruti Suzuki Jimny. And plenty more action on two wheels – we have are reviews of the Honda NX500 and the Bajaj Pulsar N250 and highlights from ‘The Art of The Motorcycle’ gathering in Pune and TVS Apache Racing Experience GP Championship 2024 in Chennai. In our Tuned feature, we have a Hyundai Verna that you do not want to miss.

All this and more in the May 2024 issue of evo India. Click here to buy.

Ferrari 12Cilindri

The name represents Ferrari’s latest sportscar’s most alluring feature. A 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine that revs up to 9500rpm. It not only celebrates the V12 but also the classic design from the legendary 365 GTB/4 Daytona.

Naturally-aspirated  6.5-litre V12.
Naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12.Team evo India

Ferrari Purosangue

The Purosangue has us intrigued. Why doesn’t Ferrari call this an SUV when it clearly looks like one? The only explanation can be how it drives – like no SUV before it. We hop over to Dubai to put its V12 to the test.

Ferrari Utility Vehicle!
Ferrari Utility Vehicle!Team evo India

Ferrari Roma Spider

Ferrari has been pushing its boundaries lately. After its first ‘not-an-SUV’, we have the first soft-top Ferrari in over half a century and it comes with a twin-turbo V8. Enough of a reason to get one?

Ferrari Roma Spider gets the 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8.
Ferrari Roma Spider gets the 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8.Team evo India

Force Gurkha 5-door

The Desi-G, as people call it, has grown substantially whether it's power, features, comfort or size. Now you do get the option of a 5–door version, while the 2.6-litre diesel engine makes more power and capability remains legendary. We hopped over to Goa where we put it to the test.

Desi-G driven!
Desi-G driven!Team evo India

BYD Seal

The next car with 500bhp costs about three times more! That unto itself is a reason enough to buy the electric BYD Seal. But if you need more than that. It has got a beautiful design, plenty of luxury features and an infotainment screen that can tilt from horizontal to vertical.

The best sub-50 lakh electric car?
The best sub-50 lakh electric car?Team evo India

Mahindra XUV 3XO

The 3XO has lot more than just a name update over the XUV 300, it has improved dynamics along with feature and design updates. With plenty of inspiration from the XUV700, the 3XO proves to be a contender for the segment benchmark

Feature loaded!
Feature loaded! Team evo India

Testing sustainable fuels

Last year, Coryton launched the first sustainable petrol fuel in the UK. We have done the hard work of testing it to see the effect on power, torque and emissions compared with unleaded petrol.

Sustainable petrol fuel for the win?
Sustainable petrol fuel for the win?Team evo India

Tata Punch EV: How to maximise range

Chances are that you are missing out on precious range on your EV without even knowing. Using a Tata Punch EV, we have created a list of steps that would ensure you get the maximum range every time you step out.

Tata Punch EV packs the punch.
Tata Punch EV packs the punch.Team evo India

Audi Experience x Club Rewards Drive: Rajasthan

Select Audi S, RS and e-tron owners got the chance of a lifetime when they were invited to do a drive across Rajasthan’s vast deserts and highways in their fast Audis. The only reason not to read this story is that it will make you want to instantly buy yourself an Audi.

Audi cars driven on India's best driving road.
Audi cars driven on India's best driving road.Team evo India

Range Rover v BMW 7 Series

Before you say this isn’t a fair comparison. Yes, we’re on the same page here — this isn’t a direct comparison. Both of these take completely different approaches to the phrase luxury mobility. But these are good examples of where the industry is headed, in terms of design, innovation and luxury.

Sedan vs SUV.
Sedan vs SUV.Team evo India

Mahindra XUV400 to Mahabaleshwar

The country is experiencing one of the worst heat waves in recent times. We in Pune are not oblivious to that. Lucky for us, Mahabaleshwar is just a few hours away and to tackle the rising fuel costs, we have the Mahindra XUV400 with enough range to make a round trip without charging.

Road trip in an EV.
Road trip in an EV.Team evo India

Merger of the Century: Mercedes meets Benz

Did you know that the Mercedes-Benz brand was morphed into one from two separate brands? More intriguing is the fact that these were rivals both on and off the race track for a long time. What we have here is the story of these two brands merging into one and giving birth to the iconic Mercedes-Benz name.

The history lesson you should not miss.
The history lesson you should not miss.Team evo India

Rock crawling in a Maruti Suzuki Jimny

Rock crawling can be a lot of fun and it only requires a capable car and proper technique. While we can’t promise you a capable car we promise you that part 9 of our ABC of Off-roading tutorial series has all the theory knowledge you would require to scale up some mountains.

Learn rock-crawling with the Jimny.
Learn rock-crawling with the Jimny.Team evo India

Jeep Trails experience

Most wouldn’t go to Goa to experience its off-road trails. And they would be missing out! We and many other Jeep owners who undertook the Jeep Trails experience in Goa realised that Goa has a lot more to offer than just its beaches. The experience was spread over two days and included amazing food, an off-road driving experience, and much more.

 Jeep Trails experience Goa.
Jeep Trails experience Goa.Team evo India

Tuned: Hyundai Verna

Somebody said it’s a Korean sedan wanting to be Japanese. And they can’t be more right. This Verna has air suspension, trippy JDM wheels, and decals that an anime fan would adore.

Verna on fire!
Verna on fire!Team evo India

Honda NX500

The CB500X was a great product. Looks, powertrain, capabilities – it had it all. But it also had a high price tag. Honda has done some introspection. They have had a lot more features, tweaked the design and lowered the price tag by a lot. Is this the ADV you need?

Honda NX500 priced at Rs 5.90 lakhs.
Honda NX500 priced at Rs 5.90 lakhs.Team evo India

The Art of The Motorcycle

The Art of The Motorcycle was planned as a place for like-minded enthusiasts to come and indulge. What was probably not expected, was the overwhelming crowd that came to see these classic motorcycles and experience the era gone by. We have included highlights from the event.

Classic motorcycle show.
Classic motorcycle show.Team evo India

TVS Apache Racing Experience 2024

Motorsports are expensive. But there is one brand that is doing its most to challenge that notion. The TVS Apache Racing Experience provides tools to budding motorsport enthusiasts to showcase their talent without having to empty their accounts

 TVS Apache Racing Experience GP Championship in Chennai.
TVS Apache Racing Experience GP Championship in Chennai.Team evo India

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