TAK­ING THE QUICK ROUTE

28X9-TYRE MAZDA 808

NZ Performance Car - - Contents -

NEW AR­RIVAL!

That age-old ar­gu­ment of built or bought is one that will never be fully set­tled. There will al­ways be those who sit staunchly in each camp, un­able to see the logic in the other side’s ar­gu­ment, no mat­ter how solid it may be. It’s not some­thing that we will at­tempt to weigh in on to­day, but, when it comes to drag rac­ing and running num­bers here in New Zealand, there is no deny­ing that the route Sam Khamis took with his new racer was a solid move to get the de­sired re­sults.

We fea­tured Sam’s nine-sec­ond 323 hatch last year in NZPC Is­sue No. 247. It was a ba­sic build at the time, one that Sam in­tended on tak­ing to the next level, as men­tioned in the fea­ture. In fact, by the time the magazine was on the shelves, Sam and tuner / crew chief Mazin

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