evo India’s March 2014 issue spotlights the latest trends from the 12th Auto Expo, India’s premier automotive showcase. All the exciting new concepts, impending car and bike launches and inside news. The cover features the RS7, the most powerful Audi in India, with an exclusive first drive report. A preview of the #06 issue contents AUDI RS7 SPECIAL The Audi RS7 4-door super saloon packs more power than the R8 V10 Plus, 562bhp to be precise. We drive this monster on Indian roads and to sizzle it up further, pit the mighty RS7 against BMW’s M6. 2014 VALLEY RUN All the dizzy action and manic metal from the super fast drag do at the Aamby Valley air strip. Lightning two-strokes, crackling superbikes, smoking hot cars and even candid tips from a drag racing champion! FESTIVAL OF SPEED The scenic hills of Arunachal Pradesh are the backdrop as rally drivers from all over India rev it up at the debut Festival of Speed. A tangy glimpse of north eastern bonhomie and hospitality. CORVETTE C7 Sunny California is the dream venue for first encounter with ‘Stingray’, the seventh generation iteration of this iconic American muscle car. PORSCHE MACAN Compact SUVs are all the rage but will the Macan prove to be a game changer for Porsche? F1 TECH Formula One’s 2014 season brings about a sea change with the cars being powered by new turbo-charged engines. What else is new? Get clued in. INDIA BIKE WEEK There’s loads of fun and frolic when India’s biggest biking festival gets rolling in Goa. WHAT’S NEW? The newest cars in the market, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Hyundai Santa Fe, BMW 3 Series GT, Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG and Jaguar XJR – driven! Not to forget motorcycles like the Kawasaki Z800, Triumph Bonneville and Harley-Davidson Street Glide - ridden. COLUMNS evo India’s star columnists Gautam Singhania, Bijoy Kumar, Bob Rupani, 2013 APRC Champion Gaurav Gill and Vicky Chandhok have their monthly say – pithy and provoking. FAST FLEET We bid farewell to the Skoda Laura and welcome in the Honda CR-V. The Evo X has us talking to ourselves -- and living with a split-psyched Jaguar XKR.
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