NZ Performance Car 294, February — March 2022

Slip-Slop-Slap and Brap — it’s summertime New Zealand, and there’s nothing that screams an NZ summer like the sound of a pulsing rotor, shoehorned in between the strut towers of an unsuspecting vintage Toyota Corolla. Cover car owner Aaron has just that; a 15-year long passion project, which at one point he even forgot he owned. Now though, it’s unforgettable and is finished to some of the highest standards in New Zealand and packs a single turbo, 13B-powered punch! Some of you know it as NZ’s fastest registered trailer, and others will know James Wildon’s 823kW R32 GT-R as NZ’s roll race champion. Whatever you know it as, Glen and Warren take a closer look to get the insight on what goes into building one of the toughest streeters around. If you’re an enthusiast vehicle detailer, or just keen on learning the safest method to wash your performance car, check out our latest segment in NZPC; Doctor Cuts’ Detailing know-how throwdown! Aaron Mai takes another close look into New Zealand’s flourishing Hot Wheels scene with a look at some of the rarest collector cars around, and gives us his insight into the exciting home of rally in Celebrating a Nordic Legend. Plus, a playful Weekend Warrior, a stuntin’ Cruise Mode, and a slick Street Legal slider are all waiting for you. Oh, and a HEAP more! Now that you can head to the bach, grab a copy and park up somewhere comfortable — it’s a cracker!