January 2018 C! Issue 194 Vol. 16

And here we go into a new year. And while we have some very value- oriented drives inside our first pages for the year, such as the Kia Picanto, the CR-V, the Urvan, and the D-Max, we decided to have some serious fun as well. So what else but supercars. And superbikes. We look all
over Europe for the most fun that is street legal, and bring you what we have done with cars like the Ferrari 488, the Audi R8, The Lamborghini Huracán, and the Aston Martin GT12. We also go super on two with the superbikes. We even go overboard on the tuner side, with seriously modified new school Italian and old school Japanese. On our cover though is pretty much the one ring that currently fuels them all. The new 911 GT2 RS kind of snuck onto the scene while everyone was going nuts about the GT3 RS and the 911 R and such. The first reaction of even the most avid collectors (to whom I say you Really REALLY need to have this car) is that it is too much for them. Which is honestly probably true for just about everyone including myself. But as a collector piece, it is truly the one over all others at the moment. And it is also the true driver’s car, even though yes, it has no manual transmission option at the moment. And at 700 horses and rear wheel drive it probably should stay with the wonderful PDK handling gearshifts while you concentrate on a very talkative (for a modern 911) steering wheel. But read on, and watch on, it is a truly insane car that manages to be arguably the most streetable of all the hot cars this issue (the others are called Super, this is just called 911) while still being able to beat them around the ‘Ring.

May you all have a wonderful new year. We thank you for the bringing us into our second half of our second decade of C!. We began it with what most said wouldn’t happen or wasn’t useful, a comparison of 911s and some tests of whatever people had the guts to lend us. We are entering a brave new world, and we appreciate very much all the support and challenge and friendship that has come our way. We hope very much that we have given back to you at least as much as you have given us.

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Editor-In-Chief / Managing Director