THE CASTROL EDGE PER­FOR­MANCE CAR OF THE YEAR WIN­NER IS …

DUSTIN NG’S 2JZ-POW­ERED NISSAN SKY­LINE R34

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This Toy­ota-hearted Sky­line is a Nissan purist’s dark­est night­mare, but we like to think that it’s the ul­ti­mate combo of some of the great­est per­for­mance cars to ever come out of Ja­pan, the GT-R, MkIV Toy­ota Supra, and Evo, and you lot ob­vi­ously agreed. With 441kW com­ing from a sin­gle-turbo 2JZ-GTE–and–Ge­trag sixspeed com­bi­na­tion, Dustin’s four-door R34 is as prac­ti­cal as it is scary fast. With R35 GT-R brakes, 20x10.5-inch wheels, and an Evo VII in­te­rior, it’s a true melt­ing-pot of some of Ja­pan’s great­est per­for­mance cars, all put to­gether in true Kiwi form.

Did we men­tion the full GT-R con­ver­sion on the sedan body? Yep, it’s got every­thing, but it’s no show pony — this thing sees reg­u­lar street use as Dustin’s daily-driver. How cool is that!?

Along with the cov­eted ti­tle of Castrol Edge Per­for­mance Car of the Year, Dustin will walk away with three Castrol Edge five-litre packs, a swag of Castrol gear, and a $1500 Prezzy card. The other 11 nom­i­nees will each re­ceive a NZ Per­for­mance Car an­nual sub­scrip­tion and Castrol gear, while 20 lucky vot­ers will each re­ceive a copy of NZ Per­for­mance Car poster book Vol. 5 and Castrol gear!

You can read the full ar­ti­cle on Dustin’s gnarly Franken­stein cre­ation in NZ Per­for­mance­Car Is­sue No. 236.

The power was in your hands all year, as you cast your votes for the best fea­ture car each is­sue so that we could tally up the 12 fi­nal­ists then hand things back to you to make the fi­nal de­ci­sion.

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