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Star power: a history of AMG in Australia presented by evo magazine

evo presents: The History of AMG in Australia

Mercedes-Benz has been one of evo Australia’s most loyal partners in the 18 months since its launch, and that relationship continues in the December issue with a 48-page special feature that celebrates AMG’s 20th anniversary Down Under.

Titled “Star power: the history of AMG in Australia”, the feature charts the performance marque’s Australian story, touching upon everything from the phenomenal success of the C63 badge, to the brand’s recent foray into compact four-cylinder engines. There’s also an in-depth look at the gorgeous AMG GT – the sleek new turbocharged coupe that’s set to fill the (enormous) shoes left by the legendary SLS supercar.

The feature can be found in evo Australia, but has also been printed as a stand-alone magazine, the latter of which will be distributed to AMG customers and Mercedes-Benz dealerships throughout Australia.

From all of us at evo Australia and MMN, happy birthday AMG!

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evo Australia Presents: Toyota 86 magazine

evo Australia presents: the Toyota 86

With its precise chassis, punchy boxer engine and playful demeanor, the Toyota 86 has been an evo Australia favourite ever since we first slipped in behind that beautifully positioned steering wheel. And while we’ve never been shy about our affection for the car, we’ve now taken the love affair to the next level with a dedicated special feature.

Over 32 pages in issue 19, we’ve traced the evolution of the legendary coupe, explored the reasons behind its immense popularity in Australia (we’re the third largest 86 market in the world!), chatted with the key figures in its development and – in true evo Australia style – embarked on an epic drive.

Of course, this fantastic feature won’t just be for loyal evo readers – MMN is re-producing it as a stand-alone magazine (pictured above) to be distributed throughout Toyota’s extensive dealership network.

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Nissan GT-R speedometer campaign for evo Australia magazine

EVO-exclusive campaign wins top gong!

Nissan and Whybin\TBWA have taken out the top prize at the 2014 Glossy Awards with an advertising campaign that was designed exclusively for evo Australia.

The prestigious Grand Prix prize was awarded to Nissan for their series of print ads promoting the new-generation GT-R. The clever campaign uses a series of visual cues, including the musical score of ‘Happy birthday’, to demonstrate how quickly the legendary Japanese supercar accelerates from 0-100km/h.

The team at evo Australia and MMN would like to congratulate all involved on this well-deserved victory.

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Cover of evo Australia magazine 016 - October 2014

And now for something a little different…

We thought we’d change things up a little for the October issue of evo Australia. This month we’re offering readers the choice of two covers: one sporting the usual, much-loved design and another more paired-back version.

Impressed by the beautifully minimalist subscriber covers offered by our friends at evo UK (and conscious that there is nothing like that on Australian shelves), we were keen to explore how local readers would respond to a cleaner aesthetic. And, with its flowing lines and striking silhouette, we knew that the gorgeous Mercedes-AMG GT was the ideal cover star for the task.

Sales figures will reveal which finds favour among evo Australia’s loyal readership, but a brief survey on the magazine’s Facebook page was overwhelmingly in favour of the new, cleaner look. Stay tuned for updates.

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Win the ultimate test drive - evo Australia and Peugeot social media campaign

evo Australia and Peugeot offer the ultimate test drive

evo Australia has joined forces with our good friends at Car Toque TV and Peugeot to offer readers the chance to experience the ultimate test drive.

The lucky winners will earn themselves and a friend an all-expenses-paid trip to Germany to test-drive the new Peugeot RCZ R sports coupe at the legendary Nurburgring circuit.

The campaign is being implemented through a specially designed Facebook app (pictured above) and promoted via short segments on Car Torque, which airs on Channel Ten at 3:30pm each Sunday and is then re-run twice the following week on ONE HD.

Contact us for further details, or to enquire about how MMN can help activate your next competition or reader offer.

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Subaru WRX from the cover of evo Australia issue 10

Inside the April issue of evo…

This month’s “Radar” section contains all the hottest news from the 2014 Geneva motor show, a run-down on the forthcoming Porsche Cayman and Boxster GTS, Mercedes S63 AMG coupe and VW Golf R, and an exclusive up-close look at the hotly anticipated McLaren 650S supercar.

As for first-drive reviews, April brings the new Mini Cooper, the Audi RS Q3, the SEAT Leon Cupra (now the front-wheel-drive Nurburgring lap-record holder), as well a handful of new Bimmers, including the M235i, 220i and 435i convertible.

Dominating the middle of the book is a selection of exciting, in-depth features, produced both locally and overseas. First is our coverstory: a comprehensive review of the new fourth-generation Subaru WRX. Unleashed on the challenging roads between Bathurst and the Blue Mountains, the latest iteration of the 20-year-old Rex badge proves that well-balanced performance cars never go out of style.

“Unshackled from the spectre of speed cameras, the WRX responds in an instant.”

Jesse Taylor, evo Australia 010

There’s also an epic group test of the best all-wheel-drive cars, including the Ferrari FF, Lamborghini Aventador, Nissan GT-R and Lancia Delta Integrale EVO. Plus, drives of the 412kW Audi RS7, Porsche Macan, 600kg Praga R1 LMP racer and Porsche’s stunning 80s classic, the 911 Carrera Clubsport.

The final pages of this jam-packed issue contain updates on the long-term test cars in evo’s Fast Fleet lineup, plus the usual five-pages of essential performance-car facts and figures we call the “Knowledge Database”.

For all this, and more, pick up a copy of evo Australia 010 at your local newsagent, Coles or Coles Express today. An interactive digital version is also available for iPad – just search “evo Australia” in the AppStore.

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evo Australia magazine issue 009, March 2014

“You’ve read the development stories, watched the Nurburgring video, and perhaps even driven it in Forza 5, but none of this can prepare you for the moment you finally get your audience with the McLaren P1”

Richard Meaden, evo Australia 009

Also in this month’s issue…

It’s mixed emotions this month, as we celebrate Ferrari’s turbo-powered California T and lament the closure of Australia’s automative manufacturing industry.

Dickie pines for some motorsport-inspired road car specials, while Porter’s dog makes another less-than-welcome appearance

More debate about the McLaren P1, plus a salute to sportsmanship at the Bathurst 12 Hour.

Cover story: McLaren P1
We finally get behind the wheel of the much-hyped 673kW British hypercar. We knew it would be good (McLaren claim that it’s the best car on road and track), but nothing could have prepared us for this.

911 turbo and Audi R8
As far as everyday supercars go, it’s hard to go past 911 turbo and Audi R8; but which one is the world’s best?

BMW 235i
How does 240kW for less than $80K sound? Henry Catchpole heads to Las Vegas to try out the new bargain Beemer.

Jag F-type Coupe
The latest F-type brings even more power and a solid roof. evo drives a prototype in Spain.

Subaru BRZ v Ford Fiesta ST
Don’t let their modest price tags fool you – these dynamic dynamos offer plenty of thrills.

Monte Carlo Rally
We’re roadside in southern France as Hyundai makes a treacherous return to the WRC.

Jaguar XKR-S GT v Maserati GT MC Stradale
If the 911 GT3 doesn’t do it for you, let Britain and Italy serve up some tempting road-racer alternatives.

Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth
In its day, the Cossie was king on both road and track. But does the legend still hold up?

Long-term tests
The Secret Supercar Owner (and his wife) welcome a McLaren 12C Spider to the fleet.

Art of Speed
Nothing could be more ’80s than Testarossa side strakes (except a Duran Duran album, perhaps).

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evo Australia February cover

Inside the February issue of evo Australia…

NEWS: a rundown on all the latest metal from the Detroit auto show, including the stunning Kia GT4 Stinger and the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

DRIVEN: the new Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG and S500, plus the Nissan GT-R, Audi RS5 Cabriolet and Renault Clio RS 200.

918 SPYDER: a follow-up drive of Porsche’s now-complete 653kW hypercar. For comparisons sake, we also revisit the Spyder’s more noteworthy ancestors, namely the 959, Carrera GT and a road-car spin-off of the mighty Le Mans-winning GT1.

AVANTS: the team takes on the challenging roads of South Wales in the last three generations of the Audi RS4 Avant.

S3: local editor Jesse Taylor then takes the four rings south – way south – to the amazing roads of Targa in Tasmania, where he unleashes a third-gen S3.

TOP 10 ATMO ENGINES: Taylor nominates his ten favourite naturally aspirated engines, before they all disappear.

ROUTE 66: the new Corvette Stingray Z51 gets its kicks.

TWR JAG: finally, three decades since seeing it race in the 1984 Tourist trophy, Richard Meaden gets to drive the legendary TWR Jaguar XJS.

FAST FLEET: a Toyota Celica GT-Four joins the ranks, and Taylor says (a reluctant) farewell to his beloved CLS Shooting Brake.

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Evo Australia magazine December 2013

2013 evo Car of the Year

2013 has been one hell of a year for performance cars; one of the best in recent memory, in fact. Think Porsche 911 GT3, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Audi R8 V10 Plus, Mercedes-Benz SLS Black Series…

It’s test line-ups like that that make evo’s journalists the envy of car enthusiasts everywhere. Until, that is, they have to pick a winner.

“…there are a lot of furrowed brows as people write their final lists. One by one, the pieces of paper are handed to Nick with the solemnity of a papal ballot.”

Henry Catchpole, evo Australia 006

Spanning 36 pages of the December issue of evo Australia, the eCOTY feature sees a dream garage of eleven of 2013’s best cars pushed to their limits in the quest for the coveted title. Sponsored by our partners at Michelin tyres, the epic test was staged across two rounds, with the eight finalists going head-to-head on France’s famous Route Napoleon.

The editorial team once again excelled, producing dynamic, engaging copy, stunning photography and thrilling video (see below) for distribution across evo’s print, web and mobile platforms.

So, which car claimed the eCOTY crown? To find out just pick up a copy of the December issue from your local newsagent, Coles or Coles Express, or download the interactive version on your iPad (just search “evo Australia” in the AppStore).

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Inside the November issue

This month, it’s all about the features section of evo Australia, as we:

Climb into the cockpit of the eagerly awaited (and deliciously curvy) Alfa Romeo 4C; take a first drive of BMW’s revolutionary i8 hybrid super car; farewell the final Lamborghini Gallardo in a last blast through its Italian heartland; put the new Volkswagen Golf GTi through its paces against its key hot hatch rivals; and take a behind-the-scenes look at Hyundai’s skunkworks as the engineering and development team spruce up a Veloster Turbo.

If – like us – you love a good ol’ fashioned list, there’s also an inventory of the top ten Porsche 911s of all time, compiled (after much debate, deliberation and plenty of man maths) by evo Australia editor Jesse Taylor.

But the highlight of the November issue has to be “Hammer”: a quintessentially evo feature, which celebrates one of the greatest engines ever made with a lap around New Zealand’s stunning South Island. Think twisting roads, stunning scenery and a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507.

Check out the video teaser below, then pick up/download your copy of evo Australia 006 today to get the full story.

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