Easily the most-anticipated build in recent Demon Energy D1NZ history, Darren Kelly's Nissan R35 is finally ready to destroy tyres and bang doors. The extensive 15-month build has resulted in one serious piece of kit. In NZ Performance Car Issue No. 240 (our 20th birthday party issue), we go into detail about the build and the car itself — but for those who want a little more, here we take a one-take technical tour of the car during our cover shoot for NZ Performance Car Issue No. 240.  

Issue No. 240 will be on shelves from Monday, October 24 with a full seven-page feature on the car, but if you're not in New Zealand or aren't able to make it to your local, you can grab a copy from our online store and we will ship that sucker anywhere on earth! Grab a copy now:


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.