THE ‘HOONIGAN’

NZ Performance Car - - Daily Driven -

Hugo Ma­cLean’s AE85 per­son­i­fied the era in pro-drift style when style still reigned supreme over grip and speed. In its fi­nal form, with the Kiwi-RE-built 20B pe­riph­eral-port (PP) and ‘Mad Mike’–de­signed holo­gram liv­ery, it was, without a doubt one, of the more stylish cars to have graced the D1NZ grid at the time. It had been that way since 2012, when it first en­tered the se­ries with dished SSR Longchamps and a turbo-charged F20C, later switch­ing to a 13B turbo be­fore the 20B. The 20B form was Hugo’s an­swer to a pro-level build, and quickly be­came a crowd-pleaser due to its wild style. When Hugo gave up, the car was parted out — the shell is in the hands of a fel­low D1NZ AE driver, and the en­gine back in a Mazda.

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