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Octane issue 185 – on sale now!

Octane issue 185 – on sale now! Classic and Performance Car

The Lotus Elise re-invented the sports car, and Octane celebrates the original S1, plus the extreme 340R and Exige 

Lotus is celebrating its 70th anniversary, and which car better epitomises its spirit than the Elise? Not to mention its crazy Exige and 340R siblings.

Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise

John Simister drives an Early Elise, as well as the Exige and ultimate 340R.

Pebble Beach winner

Pebble Beach Winner

After much speculation, this Alfa Romeo 8C was judged Best in Show at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours. This is its story.

1980s sports car racing

1980s Sports Car Racing

1980s endurance racing wasn't just about Porsche, Jaguar and factory support – as revealed by these photographs from Paul Parker's latest book.

Morgan Plus 8 first and last

Morgan Plus 8 first and last

Mike Duff compares Peter Morgan's own 1966 V8 with the final anniversary edition.

Tony Dron – The Octane Interview

Tony Dron
Fifty years after he competed in his first motor race, the celebrated Octane contributor looks back on his career, with former colleague Paul Clark. 

Cisitalia D46 and 505DF

Cisitalia D46 and 505DF

Cisitalia burned brief yet bright with cars created around parts from Fiat's Turin factory. We drive its first and last creations – on the fabled Lingotto rooftop track.

Also in the issue...

– EMPI GTV Beetle
– Rubicon Trail
– Elva GT160

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