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ERUPTION IN NZ!

KIWI Ian Neary knows how to screw together a show-quality pro tourer, and for this slick Plymouth GTX powered by a third-gen Dodge Viper motor, he cranked the dial right up to 11.

Dubbed Eruption, the Plymouth is Ianís take on what a muscle car should look like, and he was adamant it would stand out from the crowd. The Viper V10 powerplant certainly caused some gasps when the bonnet was lifted at Eruptionís unveiling at the recent 37th National Mustang Convention in Auckland. The mill is backed by a trusty Tremec T56 manual and a Strange Engineering Dana Ultimate 60 rear end, while Supercars-spec six-piston Wilwood front brakes and four-piston rears pull the car up smartly.

Once show duties are over and it hits the road, Eruption is clearly going to stop, point and turn better than Chrysler could ever have hoped; it will probably out-handle a Viper!

XBOSS AT EXPO

THE Adelaide Auto Expo is almost here, 25-26 November at Adelaide Showgrounds. This is set to be absolutely huge, with plenty of amazing rides on show, from elite-level masterpieces to killer street machines and bikes Ė including our 2016 SMOTY winner XBOSS. Thereíll also be a show íní shine, hot rod show, dyno comp, bikini contest, cruising and lots more besides. For the full lowdown head to adelaideautoexpo.com.au.

NEXT!

AS ANOTHER year comes hurtling to a close, that means the amount of sleeps until Street Machine Summernats is getting down to a manageable number. And this one is a biggie Ė the 30th anniversary! Just as well weíve got a bumper 244-page mag in store, with plenty of room for the Summernats 30 survival guide, coverage of Street Machine Drag Challenge, SEMA, Chopped and heaps more! The January mag is on sale 22 December, and if you canít wait that long, log on to streetmachine.com.au for daily injections of horsepower.