What would Enzo say? That’s the first thing that came to mind when I looked at renderings of the upgraded Ferrari 599XX with Evolution Package. Well I guess if it goes faster on track, then he probably wouldn’t care how it looks – but then even Enzo Ferrari’s race cars managed to look beautiful. That’s not to say the 599XX isn’t beautiful for what it can do..
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.
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.
Welcome to the 4th weekly issue of ROAD – Nissan’s GT-R, Mitsubishi’s EVO FQ-400 and plenty of Rising Sun vibe.