EVO Magazine Group Test

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EVO Magazine Group Test

Post by Wi11 EXG » Fri May 18, 2012 8:07 pm

I've always had time for the EVO guys, who tend to write as they see. They've had criticism in the past for being porsche fans as year after year the GT3 variants step up and take the CoTY crowns. So breaking my normal practice of start-at-page-one-and read-cover-to-cover, I dived straight in today to read the Exige S group test with some trepidation, because, like all of us I want EVO to enjoy the new Exige and give it an unbiased nod.

I've just put the magazine down and now have mixed feelings.

The summary is they love the car, it mixed well with cars twice its price, eventually out-gunned by BMW M3 GTS, and the Porsche GT3 RS 4.0, but comes away as what they describe 'the moral victor'.

So far so good.

Where I started to doubt how unbiased and objective the article is, was in the text of the final line, which reads "Now please go open your wallets and fight the good fight... Lotus needs you"

While I share the sentiments, I would have hoped pure unbiased description and opinion alone would be good enough influence. That EVO editorial found necessary to write a clumsy plug takes the shine off for me, of what was otherwise a fine, well-written article, which clearly extols the virtues of a very capable car.

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Re: EVO Magazine Group Test

Post by tim_marra » Fri May 18, 2012 8:22 pm

From my own experience, there is absolutely no reason not to go and buy a new Lotus. It's about time the uk motoring press realised this (and with other british sports cars) instead of continually giving the nod to european stuff that costs a fortune to buy and run, and in the case of german stuff is boring as hell.

If the press and assorted forums keep spouting crap about Lotus not building cars, people will believe it and keep looking elsewhere :mad:

Rant over :)

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Re: EVO Magazine Group Test

Post by ade » Fri May 18, 2012 9:26 pm

Gave up buying Evo about a year ago as I felt they had lost their way totally and it was just a porsche posers mag :(

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Re: EVO Magazine Group Test

Post by DSE » Mon May 21, 2012 12:38 pm

if anyone has any of the boring german cars they dont want like the c63, m3, rs4 please send on to me. thanks.

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Re: EVO Magazine Group Test

Post by DUCATIMAN » Mon May 21, 2012 9:52 pm

I'll have the boring 997 GT3 RS please, although I would definitely have to keep my S1.

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Re: EVO Magazine Group Test

Post by thommo » Tue May 22, 2012 9:12 am

RS4 for me, please

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Re: EVO Magazine Group Test

Post by DSE » Tue May 22, 2012 10:56 am

can I change my order to an AMG SLS please or is it too late ?

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Re: EVO Magazine Group Test

Post by FrenchLotusExige » Tue May 22, 2012 1:50 pm

i'd love to read that test

does anyone have it in electronic format?

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Re: EVO Magazine Group Test

Post by tim_marra » Tue May 22, 2012 2:10 pm

A quick summary then

Lotus Exige V6 meets 3 x German 'rivals' plus a Datsun.

All except the Datsun are twice the price of the Lotus.

All have similar power to weight.

Porsche wins :sick:

Should anything else be expected from EVO?? :mad:

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Re: EVO Magazine Group Test

Post by jfk » Tue May 22, 2012 9:40 pm

Lmao again Tim ...Datsun ..classic ;)

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