Oct 20, 2014 | Marcus

Here it is guys, all 108 pages that make up Issue No. 216 of NZ Performance Car magazine. We have been working extra hard here in the office, casting our net far and wide to bring you content form the far reaches of the globe. Read the full story »

Oct 17, 2014 | Marcus


The World Time Attack Challenge is now under way at Sydney Motorsport Park. If you’re not lucky enough to be there in person watching the action unfold, don’t worry the guys at WTAC are live streaming the entire event.

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Oct 16, 2014 | Chris Smith


Getting out on your local track at the weekend is a great way to blow off some steam, forget the stresses of life, and find some fun that you just couldn’t have on a public road. It’s one of the greatest parts of car culture, and no matter whether you’re 16 or 80, if you’re throwing it in sideways or searching for every last split second, you’ll have a ball. Read the full story »

Oct 15, 2014 | Marcus


It’s been two years since the first Red Bull Drift Shifters hit Auckland CBD. The brain child of ‘Mad Mike’ Whiddett, the event removes the judging element of drifting and uses a pinball-style track equipped with a complex sensor system to score each run on speed, angle, and proximity. The concept was a world first in 2012, and a combination of a short three-hour event, zero dead-track time, with a points scoring system displayed in real time, made Red Bull Drift Shifters an instant classic. Read the full story »

Oct 13, 2014 | Rene Vermeer


Volvo Introduces Triple Boost Technology

Nowadays it seems everything is enhanced with a V8 conversion. Many drift cars and race cars are opting for large capacity eight-cylinder engines for greater reliability and a wider torque band. For emissions, however, it is the opposite — car manufacturers are opting for small capacity four-cylinder turbocharged engines, and Volvo is bringing their own creation into the mix. Three decades ago, Volvo were pioneers in racing with the Volvo 240 which used a 2100cc turbocharged engine producing 320hp (238kW); enough to bring them victory in numerous DTM events. So how could you have a four-cylinder turbo that has the same characteristics as a V8? Volvo finally has the answer.  Read the full story »

Oct 10, 2014 | Rene Vermeer


We review (thrash) the latest Subaru WRX STI

Things had been going a touch loopy in the NZPC office during the lead-up weeks to being given the latest Subaru WRX STI. We had been having dreams of all things 555 blue, rally victories, and grumbling turbo boxers — it’s safe to say that when we finally received the keys, we didn’t leave the driver’s seat.  Read the full story »

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