Two-litre terrors: New Zealand’s stash of ’90s touring cars
Although penned by the lads over at our sister title,
NZ Performance Car, this exposé into the world of ’90s-era touring cars is a cracker read. From 1992 to 2000, the World Touring Car Championship resonated to the sound of screaming naturally aspirated 2.0-litres. With a growing number of these super tourers ending up in New Zealand, the lads took a look at five of the best on our shores: Tony Longhurst’s Benson and Hedges BMW 318i (E36), a recently restored ’96 CET Repsol Nissan Primera (P10), British driver Kelvin Burt’s ’97 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) Volvo S40, the ex–rickard Rydell Prodrive-built Mondeo V6, and the Nissan Primera P11 driven by the most prominent of the independent drivers in the BTCC, Matt Neal, who spent the super-touring years largely driving for his father’s Team Dynamics outfit.
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