ME­CHAN­I­CAL MAS­TER­PIECES

WE TAKE A LOOK IN­SIDE THE NA­TIONAL DRIFTING CHAM­PI­ONSHIPS STA­BLE OF NEXT-EN WEAPONS

NZ Performance Car - - Demon Energy D1NZ - WORDS: MAR­CUS GIB­SON PHO­TOS: AARON MAI

We are now reach­ing the mid­point of the De­mon En­ergy D1NZ Na­tional Drifting Cham­pi­onship, with the newly an­nounced Bay­park round shifting from the cus­tom carpark course to in­side the 17,000-seat sta­dium, be­fore an­other first as the cham­pi­onship heads to Hamp­ton Downs Mo­to­sports Park's new club cir­cuit, fol­lowed by the big one - The Puke mon­ster.

But wher­ever the cir­cus com­petes, De­mon En­ergy D1NZ Na­tional Drifting Cham­pi­onship is home to a wide and of­ten very wild ar­ray of weapons, With lit­tle in the way of rules that dic­tate what you can and can't build, teams are in­creas­ingly step­ping out­side the box in the hope of find­ing that com­pet­i­tive edge over the com­pe­ti­tion.

The 2016/17 sea­son has seen more crazy cre­ations than any in­re­cent his­tory, so we thought we could take a closer look at a few or more in­ter­est­ing and unique builds, from the su­per high bud­get to a track car that be­gans as a tow car - it seems the size of your wal­let cer­tainly doesn't dic­tate how in­ter­est­ing or suc­cess­ful your build will be.

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