NZ Performance Car magazine’s current cover car, Gary Morgan’s Possum Bourne Motorsport–built Subaru BRZ, is definitely an immaculately presented machine — but how fast is it? We got our hands on some on-board footage from the BRZ, thanks to a sneaky camera mounted behind ex-NZ SuperTourer racer Mark Gibson’s left shoulder, from round two of the Mahindra North Island Endurance Series at Hampton Downs. Even the Endless Nissan GT-R R35 had a hard time shaking it off ...

To read the full article on the giant-killing BRZ, check out Issue No. 225 of NZ Performance Car magazine, available in stores now, or available to purchase online at

René Vermeer

Dutch, French, or just a Kiwi, René isn’t quite sure, but he does know he has a passion for Japanese vehicles like no other. A well-seasoned Gran Turismo player dating back to his single-digit days, René has a comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of performance vehicles and has owned more than 30 performance cars here in New Zealand, ranging from Nissans to Hondas. A lover of photography, you’ll find him either peeping under someone’s bonnet to snap a detailed shot, or on the side of the racetrack, perfecting his panning.