ED TEAM CHAT­TER

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Where the hell did the hol­i­days go? There I was, amped that work was nearly up for the year, and the next thing I know I’m back in the of­fice get­ting an­other is­sue out and think­ing about the V 4&Ro­tary Na­tion­als. It wasn’t all bad over the break, I got burned by the in­tense New Zealand sun­shine, ate some bangers and played some fris­bee, but best of all, I sold that pesky Nis­san Primera I men­tioned a few months ago, and pur­chased a car I have wanted since I was a young teen. Cast your minds back to the good old days, the Gran Turismo days, and re­mem­ber what the coolest car was that you could buy on the first Gran Turismo? Why, the Mit­subishi GTO of course. I had to have one then, and the feel­ing hasn’t changed for 10 years, so I jumped on the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase a very tidy, low-km twin-turbo man­ual ex­am­ple in red. They’re very af­ford­able now, con­sid­er­ing new they went for over $140,000, and they per­form ex­tremely well. The 3000cc twin-turbo V6 en­gine pro­duces 427Nm of torque from as low as 2500rpm which, com­bined with a very lon­gra­tio gear­box, makes for a fun and plea­sur­able car to drive. It just so hap­pens the Work Emo­tion D9Rs I had ly­ing around were a per­fect fit too, maybe it was all just meant to be? I will own ev­ery ’90s Ja­panese Grand tourer, just you watch.

With sum­mer only just be­gin­ning, I am very ex­cited about all the up­com­ing events I want to at­tend, and the shoots we have in store for both NZPC and themo­tor­hood.com. Keep an eye out on­line as we have ex­clu­sive con­tent that can only be seen there, such as track days, club meets and much more.

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