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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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Ferrari Racing Days: the magazine - 2014

Ferrari Racing Days: The Magazine

In partnership with Ferrari Australia, Motoring Media Network has produced a vibrant 44-page programme for the Ferrari Racing Days, an exciting event to be held from 11-13 April at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Produced by evo Australia’s talented team of writers and designers, the product has been printed on high-quality stock and follows a clean, bold aesthetic. It contains everything from the schedule of events, to details of Ferrari’s exclusive clubs and ownership services. There are even extracts of reviews from evo Australia and a spread on the best Ferrari road and race cars, past and present.

Copies of Ferrari Racing Days: The Magazine will be distributed to the thousands of Prancing Horse fans expected to turn out for what is sure to be 2014’s premier motorsport showcase.

For further details on the event, visit www.frdsydney.com.au.

Forza Ferrari!

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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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Volvo Polestar Racing magazine

Ever since Volvo announced their intention to enter Australia’s premier motorsport category, MMN’s flagship title, evo Australia, has been closely following their progress. Over four issues, evo documented each major step on VPR’s journey to tin-top glory, from the boardroom all the way to the racetrack.

In anticipation of the team’s debut at the Clipsal 500 race in Adelaide from 27 February-2 March, Volvo has partnered with MMN to compile it all into one 24-page magazine. Positioned as a “special edition” of evo Australia, the magazine will be distributed at the event itself and in Volvo dealerships around the country.

For information about what we could do for your brand, contact us here.

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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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Motoring Media Network 2014

Happy New Year!

As we accelerate towards the end of the year, MMN has been reflecting proudly on its first eight months of operation and, in particular, the success of evo Australia magazine.

Since it first hit the shelves six months ago, evo Australia has emerged as one of the most respected motoring titles in the country. With brand recognition increasing by the day, evo is enjoying a rapidly growing subscription base, a thriving social media presence (3500+ fans on Facebook in just a few months), plus long-term commitments from premium advertisers including Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Breitling, Aston Martin and others – all rare luxuries in this turbulent media landscape.

Of course, at the heart of evo Australia’s success is the consistently outstanding content produced by the talented international editorial team. Highlights of their work so far include an epic 18,734km lap of Australia in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, coverage of Sebastien Loeb’s record-breaking victory at Pike’s Peak and – of course – the 2013 evo Car of the Year.

Both evo Australia and MMN are looking forward to another fantastic, full-throttle year, so stay tuned for all the latest news and announcements.

In the meantime, MMN would like to thank all of its clients and staff for a brilliant first year, and wish everyone a very happy and prosperous 2014.

If there’s anything we can do to help build your brand or business in 2014, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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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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evo Australia September

evo Australia: the September issue

They say ‘you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover’; at evo Australia, we say: judge all you like.

Indeed, when it comes to this month’s issue, the world-class $15million cover story is just the beginning…

We’ve got a first drive of the 265kW Mercedes-Benz’s A45 AMG; there’s a blast through the outback in an Audi RS6; a drive of Jag’s never-released hybrid prototype, the C-X75; and a head-to-head of the world’s best $150K roadsters.

Naturally, all the regulars (watches, columns, Fast Fleet, etc.) make an appearance, plus there’s one new addition: the “Essentials” page. This section features some of the hottest car-related kit and accessories on the market, from leather-care products, to speakers, rims and superchargers.

Subscribe to evo Australia at MagShop today, or download the interactive edition on your iPad.

For up-to-the-minute industry news and reviews, check out the evo Australia website at www.evomagazine.com.au.

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evo Australia: Issue 2 out now!

After receiving an amazing response to the launch issue from both readers and the motoring industry alike, evo Australia is on the newsstand once again.

The August mag is packed with all the latest motoring news, as well as in-depth reviews and detailed performance data for some of the best cars on the road today.

You’ll also find:

A world first… In true evo style, the cover story sees two of the world’s quickest and costliest production cars go head-to-head in a battle for hypercar supremacy 

A tale from the Peak… evo Australia editor Jesse Taylor was on the mountain for Sebastien Loeb’s record-obliterating run up Pikes Peak

A first drive… The evo team were the first behind the wheel of Australia’s most powerful production car ever: the monster 430kW/740Nm HSV GTS

Coupe combat… In a battle of power and poise, Porsche’s sublime second-gen Cayman S faces up to the brawn of Audi’s TT RS Plus.

If that isn’t enough, evo Australia have also created an app designed especially for the iPad, where readers can access exclusive interactive content.

So grab a copy, and continue your evo Australia collection today.

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