NZ Performance Car 249, September 2017

 This month saw two of the countries stealthiest monsters adorn the cover: Brady Wild's STi pumping out 511kW to all four, and ST Hitec's 969kW R35 that holds the title for fastest example in New Zealand.

We get our grubby mitts on the latest in the Civic Type R bloodline for a good ol' thrash test and find out just how solid of a car that it actually is.

Naoki Nakamura and Miki Takagi of Pinkstyle head to our shores to show us all how to drift properly thanks to the C's Garage and D-Club team.

South island-based fabrication wizards Surfab prove that you can have a competitive drift car and take it grip racing too with their turbo beams AE86.

We also take a trip to the UK for the Goodwood Festival of speed.

For the tech junkies we've broken down the different types of batteries and what kind you'll be looking to chuck in your project once it's finally at the start up point.

And back home we check out pure-Japanese simplicity at it's finest with a lowdown 326power S14.