ED TEAM CHATTER
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.