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Finally, an EV for drivers! New issue of Wheels mag out now

12 Sep 2019 News

Finally, an EV for drivers! New issue of Wheels mag out now

Porsche’s first EV begs the question: do we finally have an electric car to be excited about? One with soul as well as soul-crushing straight line performance? We find out.

FEELS like a turning point this, doesn’t it? A line in the sand. The moment in time when EVs go from being sniggered at by car enthusiasts to being genuinely desirable. Tesla supporters - and they are many and vocal - will likely disagree, though there’s no escaping that there’s something about a Porsche performance car that sets it apart. Something intangible, something that appeals to keen drivers in its own, unique way.

Whether Porsche has managed to capture that spirit with an electric car is the burning question. Want the answer? You’ll have to pick up our latest issue, which goes on sale today.

EVs not really your thing? Don’t fret, there’s plenty of fuel-gurgling metal inside, including comparisons between the Genesis G70 (think the Kia Stinger’s slightly shorter, punchier cousin) and the mid-size sedan icon that is the BMW 330i, plus a battle of the bulging grilles between BMW’s X7 and the Audi Q8.

Range Rover’s new Evoque gets a proper Wheels welcome by going straight up against our reigning COTY, the Volvo XC40, we drive Mazda’s imminent CX-30 and Jaguar’s rambunctious F-Pace SVR, plus we take a peek into the murky world of police quotes for speeding fines.

There’s plenty for lovers of older metal too. This month’s Modern Classic is the GT3 that started it all, the 996, we head to Pebble Beach for a look at the finest at Monterey Car Week, and we also sit down with Nicola Materazzi, the legendary Italian engineer behind the Ferrari 288 GTO and F40.

Oh, and lovers of car posters will be chuffed with our feature on ‘the art of speed’ which celebrates some of motorsport's greatest posters.

Our Garage fleet also sees the addition of a Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic to our regular motley crew of our Ford Ranger Raptor, Megane RS, Subaru Forester and Suzuki Jimny.