GTR

World's first R35 GT-R drag car

When the news of not one but three full-chassis R35 GT-R drag cars appeared as if from nowhere just a couple of weeks ago it took many, including the team at Zoom, by surprise. Aaron Gregory and the ITP team did well to keep the simultaneous builds on the down-low but since those first pics, we've seen nothing. Zero. Zip.

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Zoom Magazine - Issue #155

The brand new issue of Zoom is on shelves today and features all the smart tech solutions and hardcore racing performance machines of the Zoom world. Find it at all good newsagents or buy it online at Magstore.

Not only does Zoom 155 contain plenty of awesome DIY advice, it also contains a full feature on the world's quickest/fastest GT-R the Heat Treatments Racing 7.5sec Skyline of Reece McGregor and our extensive Jamboree coverage.

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All the awesome features listed over the fold.

Jamboree 2010 - Pre-Jambo Testing Update 1

Jamboree 20 is only a matter of days away and the Kiwi drag racers were yesterday making the most of the Queensland sunshine with some testing in the lead-up to the weekend. Get all the details over the fold.

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True Street?

The term 'street-car' is thrown around a bit too losely now days in the performance motoring scene. Lines between race car and street car have been blurred so much it is becoming increasingly hard to tell seperate them from one another.

Cars running nines or even eight second quartermiles on drag radials is becoming increasingly common and while a lot of these cars have two seats, an OEM style dash, carpet and run on street legal tyres, should they be considered street cars?

Are they 'streeters'? Really?

While they may have number plates and a sticker on the windscreen we wouldn't really consider them to be true street cars. Lightweight front seats, no rear seats at all, all unnesecary dash components removed along with anything that resembles a stereo and so on. Then there is the drivability of the car. How many of these cars do you think would get driven on the street regularly? I mean, you only have one extra seat, it's not like your going to be able to take your family for a sunday cruise are you? This is where we are able to make the distinction between what is a street registered race car, and what is true-street car.

Full interiors, street tyres, pump fuel, as you would drive to the track and down to the shops. Apart from a change in the tune these three cars are just that.  These cars give new meaning to the term ‘deadly-daily’. True road-registered street monsters in disguise that both run 9sec or even 8sec quarters while still being able to cruise down the road, family in tow for a Sunday drive. Full interior, street tyres and pump fuel, you can't get any better than that.

Over the fold is a hard-core WRX, a blistering-quick EVO and a dominating GTR. I'll take one of each, thanks!

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