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Cruise Mode: Sleeper MZ11 Soarer

    View fullsize   1981 Toyota Soarer MZ11 Name: Tom Acott // Age: 31 Location: Wellington // Occupation: Diesel mechanic     View fullsize   NZ Performance Car:

Mack daddy: bagged and bodied Evo X

    Temptation is dangerous when playing the show-car game — Khrunal’s Evo X is the by-product of giving in to that urge more times

Oh Lawd! – 2007 Subaru WRX STI (GRB)

Stock-block, 320kW V11 STI hot-hatch madness — Shahel Pratap shows us that the Subaru platform can be a reliable one if done right. strap yourselves in folks, this one is spicy!

Lethal weapon: immaculate street-legal S13 drifter

    Weekend warrior: 1991 Nissan Silvia (S13) View fullsize   Name: Chevenne Hassan // Age: 23 Location: Christchurch // Occupation: Workshop coordinator     NZ Performance Car: Hi, Chevenne.

Dancing with a DOCHA – Mazda 323 Turbo

The Mazda 323 Turbo is Kiwi tuning royalty. Not only were these symbolic of the golden-era of Japanese import performance, but they also represented heavily on the rally stages, both locally and internationally. We detail and drive an example pedalled to the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, by none other than Rod Millen.

Hyper stylish: 1UZ-stuffed MX-5

    Mixing subtle aero aesthetics with the bite of a four-litre heart, Philip Huynh’s ‘Hyper Roadster’ is every bit as rapid as its name

Seven Sensation – 2000 Mazda RX-7 RZ (FD3S)

Golden-era Japanese hero cars are experiencing a strong resurgence of interest. Although modifying and personalising the breed is still prevalent, there’s a serious uptick in people spit shining these cars back to their original glory. Arguably the best example on Kiwi shores is a pearl white Mazda RX-7

Street Slaying STI – 2004 Subaru WRX STI

Not your usual gripped-up all-wheel drive Subaru here, sorry folks. Drew’s Subaru WRX STI is no longer rally-bred, but rather drift-bred, with only two wheels down the back doing the talking!