Now what do we have here? 

It looks to be the new issue of NZ Performance Car fresh from the printers. And if it has landed here in the office that means its on its way to shops all over this fine country of New Zealand. So before you jump in the car and shoot off to go grab one, here is a little taste of what is lurking inside.

On the cover of this issue we have 3500hp of Godzilla's wrath with four generations of Nissan GT-Rs. Its been 10 years since we gathered up some of the countries toughest street cars in the form of GT-Rs, so we decided to do it all again — only this time we added a 1193kW ATW R35, argh ... technology. Its a horsepower party in the rain with the lowest-power example running 428kW at the wheels.  

If you're a fan of time attack racing, you're going to want to check out the feature on the world's fastest tin top — the Tilton Evo. We take a nerd's eye view at all the inner workings that make the Tilton Evo so damn quick around Sydney Motorsport Park. 

Back on New Zealand soil we take a look at a K24-powered 4WD Mini. Yip, that's right, this thing's packed with front and rear tubular subframes, and powered by Honda's potent K24. Anyone care to line it up at the lights? 

When this E30 began blowing up our newsfeeds a few months ago we knew we had to find out more. Built and based in Belgium, the E30 mixes styles with ease, and the end result is a car that would look right at home in any of the New Zealand shows. 

Brad Dallas shows us his turbo'd hybrid B20B/B16A–powered Honda Civic Coupe, built entirely in the shed at home. The coupe has gone through a few different engine configurations before settling on the turbo'd combo, one that's sure to fry the front tyres with 180kW.   

Our man Aaron Mai recently flew over to Sydney to witness the first Australasia RWB build. While over there he took the opportunity to sit down with Nakai-san for a quick-fire interview on all things RWB. 

If you're thinking about carrying out an engine conversion on your project, but not quite sure what will be involved? We lay down the knowledge on all the aspects that you need to take into consideration. An engine conversion is not as simple as slapping in a new engine and your away — plan ahead and do your research first to make it a much smoother process. 

We also take a look at the effects of your car's speed through changes in tyre size and gear ratios. Learn some simple equations so you can get your car off the line faster, or off the clock!

Not in New Zealand and want to pick up a copy of your own? You can now purchase directly off The Motorhood and we will package up the issue and ship it to your door anywhere in the world.  It couldn't be any easier.  

Marcus Gibson

Marcus Gibson has spent his life getting a little grease under his fingernails growing up with a fascination for all things loud, fast, and low. Growing up during the boom of the import scene, the last ten years have seen him work for a few publications, as well as running his own website before taking up a role at NZ Performance Car in 2011. Marcus is as at home with a keyboard or camera in-hand as he is getting dirty in his workshop or at the track, championing that Kiwi DIY attitude.