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 »

Jul 23, 2014 | Chris Smith

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.

Get out and pick up a copy from one of these retailers: The WarehouseJB Hi-FiCountdownMighty Ape, or check out needforspeed for more information.

Also, make sure you’re in with a chance to win a free copy of the DVD for yourself by liking Sony AAA on Facebook and entering your details in the form found here.



Jul 23, 2014 | Rene Vermeer

_mg_5600 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  Read the full story »

Jul 22, 2014 | Marcus

Last issue we announced the date for the NAC Insurance Drift Nationals, but due to a date clash with another drifting event, it has been brought forward to September 21. The venue, Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, will remain unchanged, as will the line-up of New Zealand’s best drivers and cars. Read the full story »

Jul 18, 2014 | Lara


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.

This issue of NZ Performance Car is jam-packed with great features and tech guides for you to mull over as you can see here. Check out chromenz.co.nz for more information about the event.

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