Sizzling R8 and 488

The new Audi R8.
The Ferrari 488.
The Ferrari 488.PHOTO: FERRARI

Remember the Audi television advertisement which had a red R8 coupe getting looks of contempt as it was driven through the Italian town of Maranello?

Well, Torque is trying to do the same - by putting the new R8 on the cover, alongside Ferrari's finest: the sizzling 488.

To cater to the buyer whose waistline or wallet does not quite fit either sports car, the hot October issue also features comparisons of large cars.

Those shopping for a full-size MPV should zero in on the group test lining up the Toyota Vellfire, Nissan Elgrand and Honda Odyssey.

Those eyeing a biggish sedan might want to check out the Mazda 6 and Ford Mondeo twin test.

And the sport-utilityvehicle crowd should look at how the Toyota Harrier fares against the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Ever wonder what MacPherson struts and double wishbones are all about? Bone up on suspension know-how with this month's technology section.

Torque, out at news stands now.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 26, 2015, with the headline 'Sizzling R8 and 488'. Print Edition | Subscribe