NZ Performance Car 231, March 2016

In this issue of NZ Performance Car we check out a Kiwi import-scene classic in Cody Martin’s Mazda RX323 station wagon. We don’t often, no scratch that, we have never run a wagon on the cover in our 19 years of printing, so you know this car is going to be packing some serious hardware under the bonnet.

Our showcase of serious hardware continues with Peter Kearney’s 527kW Evo VII, Mike Wheeler’s 380kW 13B turbo speedway saloon, and Remo Grand’s turbo RS200 Altezza.

Tuning Japan this month veers off the path to look at some Group B rally in Italy. Back home we give you a fly-on-the-wall experience following TJM Motorsport, a two-car Demon Energy D1NZ team, as they prepare for and contest round two of the championship season.

For the time attack fans, we sit down with David Higgins from Kinetic Sim, the man behind Andy Duffin’s WTAC aero package, to find out how it was designed and tested using CFD and CAD. David also drops some good pointers for budding backyard aero builders. Our time attack coverage doesn't stop there, with more vehicle spotlights from the Prowear Superlap Series.

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