There are three types of people in this world. Those who like style. Those who like power. And those who like both. And the latter group normally build the best cars.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with only being into performance, and there’s equally nothing wrong with prioritising style. Different strokes for different folks – that’s what makes the modifying community so diverse. But you’ve gotta love those guys who want both form and function, show and go, style and substance. Guess what this issue is about? Yeah, you’ve already worked it out haven’t you? It’s about those types of people – and obviously their cars.
The cover car is a case in point. A Porsche 997 isn’t exactly a boring car in standard guise, but when you decide to bolt a 3D-printed front end on, designed to pay homage to the iconic flat nose Porsches of yesteryear, you kinda know the build is something special. Especially as it was also THE car of SEMA 2016. Luckily for us (and you) we got to hang out with IDL Design after the show (and our epic 1,300-mile road trip, see page 18) and get the car shot for the feature starting on page 10.
Of course there are another five cars sharing similar build philosophies in this mag, including a 2JZ-powered, Rocket Bunny-kitted S15 and 400bhp S3 Saloon! Then there’s all the other cool stuff, too, like our Ultimate Stance report and a look at the import scene in Kitami, Japan. Enjoy the magazine.