NZV8 131, April 2016

If you love horsepower and burnt rubber, you’re going to love NZV8 Issue No. 131.

Gracing the cover is, in our opinion at least, currently the most impressive burnout car in the country. The blown big block–powered HZ ute of Ricky Ireland is far more than just a skid hack though, with a quality finish and attention to detail far beyond what you’d expect.

Speaking of attention to detail, Phil Wright’s ’67 Chevelle is exactly what you’d expect one of the top panel beaters in the country to produce in his own vehicle. While it’s built to cruise with the family, that hasn’t stopped Phil from getting pretty serious with the motor side of things.

In this issue we also get behind the wheel of both the turbocharged 2.3-litre 2016 Mustang, and the big boy, the 5.0-litre V8 GT to see how they stack up.

There’s also a bare-bones injected Model A, Ray Peterson’s nine-second naturally aspirated Mustang, and one of the coolest sheds in the country.

On the event front, we’ve got coverage from Enzed Central Muscle Cars’ semi-final round (Highlands Motorsport Park), the Enzed UIM World Jetsprint Champs, all the action from Americarna 2016, and the insanity of King of the Hammers, all the way from the Californian desert.