NZ Performance Car 269, May 2019

Fourth-gear entries, wild smoke shows, and the odd fire for good measure; Steve Ellicott’s ‘L0R0TA’ ’74 Mazda 808 wagon is back from the dead and better than damn near any burnout car ever built in New Zealand. Think NZ’s been missing a good early Evo build? How about a genuine 500kW Evo III RS? Other feature cars include a Rocket Bunny–clad FD RX-7 and a turbo-charged 4AGE-powered Mini. We pay tribute to Jun Auto Mechanic founder Junichi Tanaka, continue the 1000hp billet SR20 build, and check out the Mecca of time attack at Tsukuba Attack ’19. Locally, we showcase some of the fastest at the 4&Rotary Nationals drags. Looking for a new daily? See our five favourites for under $10K. For the DIYers, we have a few workshop hacks that will change your hack game for good. All this and more in NZPC 269.