Jul 25, 2014 | Chris Smith

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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

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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

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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.

Subscribe now to get your free pass

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Jul 17, 2014 | Chris Smith

 

Following last night’s post with that awesome Kanjo Civic video, we thought we should throw some more rad videos into motion with this post. A great video for fans of Vaughn Gitten JR and video editing alike. Vaughn takes us through how he started and how it began for him as a drifter — the emotions and feelings that make him who he is today as a top drifter in Formula Drift. It’s also pretty well shot, so for all you video buffs, check it out. Read the full story »

Jul 16, 2014 | Chris Smith

For all fans of the Need For Speed franchise, the new Need For Speed movie comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 23. With the movie containing plenty of action scenes and racing scenes, the film is a must-watch for any car or movie buff.

Based around struggling garage owner Tobey Marshall, he drives across the country as he races against time.

With no CGI used and plenty of supercar action, we urge you to pick up a copy from one of these retailers: The WarehouseJB Hi-FiCountdownMighty Ape or check out needforspeed for more information

 

Jul 16, 2014 | Marcus

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Image Credit: thekanjozoku.com

The Osaka Kanjo Racers are the stuff of JDM legend,  for decades these midnight racers have done battle around the outer Osaka highway loop known as the Kanjo. A uniquely Japanese subculture shrouded in secrecy, never before has this form of illegal street racing been showcased to the outside world in such detail.

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