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Yes, that's the WHOLE world, and for the second consecutive year. The other one's an American hot rod mag, so you could say that makes NZ Performance Car the best modified import magazine. How much awesomeness will you get with NZ Performance Car magazine?

New Zealand has the best performance car scene in the world

The best tuners, modifiers and fabricators, cheap Japanese imports and the famed Kiwi ingenuity are fused into a passionate local scene on the twisting backroads, suburban carparks and race circuits of New Zealand. It's all captured for you on the pages of NZ Performance Car magazine.

The world's most inspirational feature cars


How about those
1000HP GT-RS?

Nissan Not insane enough?
With Nissan being New Zealand's most popular modified car, you'll find features on the most hardcore examples found anywhere in the world.

There is a huge arsenal of Cefiros, Laurels, Silvias and Stageas packing mega horsepower from the VIP, drift, street and circuit scenes.

Look out for features on crazy six-second drag racers
like Brent Curran's RX-2, high-revving drifters
like Mad Mike's MADBUL and tough street cars.
If you want your car to pulse like the best of them.
Read it.

From version I to X

Follow the evolution of the Evolution from version I to X, as well as a bunch of hardcore VR4s,
Mirages and GSRs. The 4G63 can make huge power and we show you how other people have done it.

Ground-huggin street cars


and pinacle of honda's engineering, the nsx

Back in the day NZ Performance Car covered Ronnie Lim's outstanding FWD Integra drag racer, and it hasn't stopped searching out manic Honda madness since, from the classics through to modern Accords, Civics, Integras and CR-Zs.

AE86, GT86, Celicas...

Whether you're old-school with the classic AE86, or new-school with the GT86 we've got Toyota love. TRD Celicas, huge-power Supras, and a slew of MR-2s, Sprinters and Mark IIs to make you want a larger garage - you'll read about them in NZ Performance Car.

Modified legacies, tubbed drag cars

and time attack beasts

From Possum to Petter, is covered local and
international rally, plus all the goodness STI has given us
over the last two decades, including the awesome 22B and all the
WRX models that came before and after.

If a boxer engine and four-wheel drive gets you going, get
NZ Performance Car and get inspired.


euros and vip

It's not just Japan that produces performance cars.
NZ Performance Car gets down and dirty with old-school
Escorts, fast Mercs and Beemers with stance and presence,
super-clean VWs and high power exotics.

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Get rid of your ugly, plain walls and
get some posters on them.

Each magazine comes with an A2 poster.
One side is the feature car, the other side is the cover girl.
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Get more performance from your car

More Performance

Learn how to make maximum power from your engine,
whether it's an RB26, 4AGE, 2JZ, B18, 4G63 or 13B; naturally
aspirated or force-fed.

Resident tech master Andre Simon explains how to modify
your car and what extra performance you'll get from it. You'll
be able to follow along with the simple diagrams and

All the scenes from around the world

Fitment maniacs stretching tyres on rims with impossible
negative camber, street racing RWB Porsches, hardcore boso
and the birthplace of drifting: Japan.

NZ Performance Car also takes you to Europe where the
VW Golf is king of the flush-fitment scene, and to America
where sideways is about big cubes.

Plus, there’s the New Zealand scene with drifting,
hardpark, drag racing and Super Lap.


Get the best event coverage
from New Zealand and around the world,
plus there's an events timetable in each issue.
We’ re right in the scene,
organizing events
and going to events



News from the drifting scene as we follow talented local battlers like Cole Armstrong, Fanga Dan, Gaz Whiter and international stars like Mad Mike Whiddett.

Where sideways action and smoke are the goal, NZ
Performance Car follows, bringing you the action from D1NZ and various drifting series from around the world.

Time attack

The pinnacle of time trials with teams from around the globe
entering cars is WTAC (World Time Attack Challenge) — we were
there. Plus you'll get home-grown action from
Super Lap and club events.

Drag racing and burnout

Drag Racing

Taking it to the world are cars like Rod Harvey's world-beating Celica, Reece McGregor's awesome Skyline and Robbie Ward's mental RB-engined rail.

We also bring you news from Australia and beyond. You'll see the awesome wheel stands, crashes and pictures from important events in the world of the quarter mile.

You'll find out tips and tricks to help you if you're a keen drag racer, and if you're interested in following drag racing, see the event diary in each issue.

Celebrity interviews


You will get deeper inside the minds of legends like
Rhys Millen, Monster Tajima and Ken Block.

The people that matter in our scene talk to NZ Performance Car.
You will get to the heart of their cars, what drives them,
and where they’re heading.

Plus read interviews with local experts and
find out how they can help you with modifying your car.

Game reviews

Thumb warriors unite!
NZ Performance Car gives you the
low down on car games for
consoles and mobile devices.
NFS Grand Turismo

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You're in great company! Here's who reads NZ Performance Car

  • Over 300,000 performance car enthusiasts
  • Almost all high performance vehicle tuners and parts suppliers in New Zealand
  • Professional racing drivers and tuning shops worldwide
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Peter Kelly



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