NZ Performance Car 293, December 2021 — January 2022

Well, we didn’t think we’d be pumping out yet another issue of NZ Performance Car amidst an extended lockdown, yet here we are! With a solid contributor base around the country we’ve put together an all–New Zealand banger, with Richard Opie’s impeccable, dort-heavy, 4AGE-powered KP61 Toyota Starlet gracing the front cover — and with character and charm like no other, we’re damn sure you’ll enjoy this read. In Restomod Radness, Andrew shows us his take on an old-school classic — the Datsun 1600. This one though, isn’t equipped with side-drafts, it’s packing an SR20DET that has been tastefully done, and a restomod theme throughout that ensures it’s an incredibly nice place to be while out cruising the streets. Amy Davidson takes us on a Lockdown Diaries adventure, with six cans of satin black, and closed automotive parts stores, resulting in some very Kiwi, DIY Mazda FC restoration. If you’re seriously missing Japan, then Shaun Constable’s next Big Ambitions segment isn’t going to help, but you’ll have his list of Japanese automotive must dos for when we’re allowed to travel there again. Tim’s 300kW slammed Evo X makes this issue’s Cruise Mode, and Johnny’s 300kW track-day terror claims the Weekend Warrior throne! Project GRB gets some essential breathing mods, and Shaun checks out yet another Street Legal slider. Grab your mask, head to the servo, and grab a copy!

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