Aug 6, 2014 | NZPC


Hamish MacDonald has always been into Nissan Cefiros. The ultimate sideways taxi has captured this Matamata local’s attention since they first started showing up in the very early 2000s. “I bought my first Cefiro because it had everything I wanted in a car,” Hamish explains. “Plus Jairus Wharerau and Justin Rood were killing it at the time in D1NZ [in A31 Cefiros].” Read the full story »

Aug 5, 2014 | Lara

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If you’re anything like us time races past and we can’t figure out where it’s all going. Here’s your chance to keep track of where your day’s going — just subscribe to NZ Performance Car and you’ll be in with a chance of winning one of these Storm London watches, worth up to $525. Read the full story »

Aug 2, 2014 | Chris Smith


Generally, when it comes to actually having the chance to get behind the wheel of a car that is being featured in the magazine, it’s through one of two scenarios. We’ve either been given a brand-new standard car by a manufacturer to test out for a week and review, or a kind, trusting soul has handed over the keys to his or her already very modified pride and joy.

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Aug 1, 2014 | Marcus



It’s no secret that Mad Mike Motorsports are currently undertaking a new build, unlike anything they have attempted before. The project has now been underway for a few months, as they turn a 2006 NC Miata into a 1000hp pro spec drift car.   Read the full story »

Jul 31, 2014 | Marcus


So you’re keen to get out on track and give racing a go. You’ve got your weapon of choice, and you know exactly what series or events you want to compete in, but first of all there is one very important factor to take into account. Whether it’s drag racing, rally, circuit or drift, you will need to spend some money to keep your most valuable asset safe, and no, we aren’t talking about your new set of wheels or $30,000 engine. We are talking about you!

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Jul 30, 2014 | Marcus

Gatebil Rudskogen is without a doubt one of the craziest events on the planet. Four days of on-track carnage, think of it as Powercruise, but with a crazy European twist. The power figures, the engine conversions, the cars, the drift trains and the non-stop party, it’s all very very insane, and we love it. This year we sent our own reporter Pedey deep undercover to capture all the madness first hand with exclusive coverage in the next issue of NZPC dropping in a few weeks. But in the meantime, here is a little taste of what to expect

Jul 28, 2014 | Marcus

CoverWe are back for another instalment of the NZPC new edition preview, that monthly post where we look at what you will find in the fresh issue. Dropping on Monday is NZPC 213, and what an issue it is.

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Jul 25, 2014 | Chris Smith


After being spotted testing the limits of the new 2015 Acura/Honda NSX prototype around the Nurburgring circuit, the test drivers had a lucky escape after finding said car’s limits. The NSX which is powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 and three electric motors, seems to have got its wires tangled with the car catching fire. With the car burnt to a crisp, the engineers behind the vehicle can now analyze what went wrong and how to get around it.

The car aims to be produced in February 2015, with the car being manufactured in Ohio. Read the full story »