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Rob­bie Ward has un­of­fi­cially had more fea­tures in NZ PerformanceCar than any other work­shop in New Zealand. And, while many came be­fore the Dat­sun 240Z, this was cer­tainly the car that put him on the map thanks to the massive wheel stands he per­formed, week in, week out, at Mere­mere. At the time, the car was a fully fledged road-le­gal ma­chine with an 800-kilo­watt RB30/26 combo. Rob­bie had pur­chased the car as a near-com­plete V8 drag weapon some six months be­fore and put it to­gether in only four. At the time of the shoot, the PB was 8.71s on 98 pump fuel, which would make it a top­five con­tender for our street-car list. Be­fore he sold it over­seas, he got the PB down to a 7.86 at 285kph.

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