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ROAD 16: Three of the Best

Welcome to the July issue of Road Magazine – where we are celebrating three of the best press cars we’ve test driven in recent months.

Firstly, there’s the brand spanking new Lotus Evora V6 IPS – the first two-pedal automatic Lotus since 1986, opening the evocative and beautiful Evora to a truly global audience, particularly in America and Asia. Technology has moved on tremendously in the 25 years since the last Lotus auto, and the clever IPS’ twin clutch, “shift by wire” system is one of the best we’ve ever tested – making the most of the 280PS, 350Nm 3.5-litre V6 engine and amazing Evora chassis.

ROAD 15: Steer From The Rear

There’s something very special about rear wheel drive cars. They offer a driving purity front and four wheel drive cars can’t. As FWD and 4WD cars struggle to cope with steering and drivetrain influences, a RWD car isn’t pulled from the front, it’s pushed from behind, leaving the front axle to do as nature intended, steer.

ROAD 14: 4×4 Off Road Special

Welcome to the first 4×4, off (& on) road, green lane special of www.roadmagazine.co.uk – this month, binning the tempting track tarmac, or ace A-road asphalt, in favour of nice bit of green lane by-way action.

ROAD 13: Japanese Special, Part II

Following the success of the first Japanese special in 2010, we offer you part two – featuring the full story on the iconic 2011 Nissan GT-R, brilliant four-door 2011 WRX STi and road trips in the pocket rocket Mazda 3 MPS and outstanding Subaru Legacy Outback.

ROAD 12: The Prestige Issue

Luxury and prestige is the name of the game this month. Road staff snapper, Neil Denham flies down to the French Riviera, to test drive a £90,000 Audi A8 4.2-litre V8, and luxuriate in a five-star hotel, owned by Bernie Ecclestone. Nice work, if you can get it!

ROAD 11: Track & Race

Road Magazine starts 2011 with a track and race theme… following the UK’s catalyst to the motoring industry, Autosport International at the NEC in Brum. We’ve got two of the most exciting cars from the show in full detail…to drool over, and they are both British.

ROAD 10: Evil Diesels

This issue features classic road trips to the Scottish glens in the new All-Wheel-Drive Impreza 2.0D RX, the brand new Mitsubish Lancer Juro tested in the Lincolnshire Wolds and an epic long distance haul to Cornwall, on one tank of fuel, in the phenomenal VW Golf BlueMotion.

ROAD 9: Global Tuner GP

Road takes a trip to sunny California, to warm up from the depths of Winter here… and enjoys the first ever, exciting, fast and furious Global Tuner GP Time Attack at Laguna Seca, organised and run by Road’s first lady, Ashley Van Dyke.

ROAD 8: German Special

Welcome to the first in a series of German car specials of ROAD. Whether it’s their Teutonic efficiency, phenomenal reliability or sheer engineering superiority over most marques, German cars stand out from the masses.

ROAD 7: Track Attack!

ROAD is all on track this issue. We’ve got a test of the £175,000 Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570-4 Superleggera at Snetterton. There’s the incredible Ariel Atom V8 launch. And, in the more affordable ‘real world,’ there’s the Mk6 Golf GTi, at Castle Combe circuit.

We also proudly announce our tie-in with the exciting Global Tuner GP event, in California, at Laguna Seca.

ROAD 6: Summertime Special!

BMW 123d road trip to meet Hannu Mikkola’s Mk1 East African-winning Escort rally car. VW California campervan glamping. Mazda MX-5 road test. Ford Heritage Centre with Spandau Ballet’s, Tony Hadley. Project Audi S4 bi-turbo overview.