Our cover for this monthâ€™s issue says it all â€“ weâ€™ve got ourselves tonnes (literally) of exotic machinery with massive power and weâ€™re not afraid to run it all through the wringer.
A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down â€“ what happens when BMWâ€™s M-division adds not just a spoonful but a barrel full to the X5 and X6? Jamshed drives them to find out. After that X-treme X-perience, Jamshedâ€™s idea of a mellow time is a drive through the Italian countryside in a Ferrari 488 Spider that gets him breaking into â€˜Thatâ€™s Amoreâ€™ mid-drive.
Rohit, though, manages to remain calm even as he drives a yellow Mercedes-AMG GT S that weâ€™d like to call Ray, a drop of golden sun but Rohit has another name for it. Read our road test to find out exactly how calm he stays through it all. But only until he gets behind the wheel of a hot green Lamborghini Huracan at the BIC.
Then thereâ€™s the Audi S5 Sportback, which Rahul tests to see if it can marry style to practicality. Which, the KTM X-Bow isnâ€™t really about, finds out Vaishali as she zips through a racetrack in a flash of neon orange. Rishaad meanwhile has been busy wiping drool off the stunningÂ Maserati Quattroporte GT S he sampled â€“ we donâ€™t blame him.
Our search for the matchless hatch continues â€“ Rishaad pits the latest premium hatch, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno against the Hyundai Elite i20 and the still fresh Honda Jazz. Ashok tries to thin the herd in the small-car segment with his comparison of the Kwid, the Hyundai Eon, the Datsun Go T and the Maruti Alto K10. And after Bertâ€™s thorough test of the new Ford Figo last month, Alan throws the Hyundai Grand i10 in the mix to see how the new Ford fares against it.
Shumi brings forthÂ the magnificent seven of the superbike segment in India â€“ the Benelli TNT 600i, Ducati Scrambler, Honda CBR 650F, Kawasaki Ninja 650, Kawasaki Z800, MV Agusta Brutale 800 and the Triumph Street Triple for a comprehensive comparo. Also in this issue areÂ the much awaited OVERDRIVE road tests of the Mahindra Mojo, the Yamaha YZF-R3 and the Bajaj Avenger Street 150.
Triumph just unveiled the all-new range of Bonnevilles but if you want one, youâ€™ll have to wait a little. Because currently this Bonnie lies over the ocean and will not hit showrooms outside India until January 2016. Shumi gives you a full report in motorcycle news.
This installment of OVERDRIVE is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and we urge you to go grab a copy now.