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!
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
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.
Today’s the day! Need for Speed drops today on Blu-Ray and DVD. The movie has plenty of action footage with main character Tobey Marshall driving cross country with a wide range of amazing supercars featured, from Koenigseggs toMaclarens to Saleen.
Here’s a bit more of what to expect from this film that’ll take pride of place in your DVD collection:
Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), runs his family’s auto shop and races the underground street circuit with his buddies on weekends. His whole world is turned upside down when he is sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. In prison, he spends two years thinking about one thing: vengeance. While questioning the morals to which he has always adhered, he is nevertheless determined to bring down his enemies … no matter what the cost. Based on the ever-popular car-racing video-game franchise, Need for Speed captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting while bringing a level of intensity and authenticity to the action on-screen.
Severnvalley Motorsport in the UK have been busy building this mental Nissan Qashqai R. The idea was derived from the very successful Juke-R, which Nissan built in 2012. The Qashqai R features full R35 GT-R chassis with running gear from a 2012 GT-R. But if a GT-R family wagon was not enough, they have gone one step further and brought power figures up to 1100hp. It will now cover the quarter mile in 9.8 seconds and reach over 300 km/h. We have no idea how much it would cost to build, but with the current NZ market price for a 2012 GT-R t around $100k and a 2013 Qashqai around $25k . What you see before you would run close to $200,ooo. But the look on that supercar owner when you embarrass him at the lights, well thats priceless
Chrome Expression Session 2014 is fast approaching with the dates set for August 9 and 10 at Hampton Downs.
If you’re keen to get there and check out the action, all you have to do is subscribe to NZ Performance Car now and you’ll be able to go for free.
If you subscribe for just six months, you’ll receive a free pass to the event which is worth up to $30. If you subscribe for a year, you’ll get a free double pass, worth up to $60.
Get in on the action of Chrome Expression Session featuring passenger rides, burnout sessions, drifting sessions, drag racing sessions, show and shine, trade sites, and entertainment during the day.