NZ Performance Car 229, January 2016

In this issue of NZ Performance Car we hit some coastal highway roads in an icon of icons — a bayside blue R34 GT-R with a 520kW single turbo–converted RB26.

We have the pleasure of lifting the lid on Daynom Templeman’s new E46 BMW, which is set to take on D1NZ this season. It might be an unfamiliar chassis, but the 2JZ power plant is something the team know all too well.

We cover all the action and the latest builds from the V 4&Rotary South Island Champs in Nelson, while Ashleigh Monaghan heads to Cali to go drifting with Drift Team Animal Style and delve into the machines they drift.

Circuit racing fans can get their fill with a feature on the 2014-’15 NZGT-winning Toyota Corolla TE71, powered by some old-school boost. And the Honda guys can drool over a TODA stroker–equipped Type R DC2 Integra street car.

We delve into building a set of low-buck brake coolers for that weekend track hack, cover off OEM audio tuning, and teach you how to read your tune by looking at only your spark plugs.  

And, of course, there is also the usual fill of news, interviews, products, Weekend Warrior, Cruise Mode, and Daily Driven to keep you entertained.