1/18 Nismo Skyline GT-R R-Tune (R34) R1

by Auto Art Japan
$101.34 USD $112.59 USD

Description

This is a die-cast metal, plastic or resin display car model.

From the Auto Art Japan description:

The Skyline name first appeared in 1957 on an austere sedan, but it didn't earn the nickname "Godzilla" until 1989 with the introduction of the all-wheel drive Skyline GT-R R32, built until 1994 only in right-hand-steering and symbolizing the technology and exuberance pervading Japan's bubble economy of the late 1980s. After the R33's flirtation with refinement and dimension growth in 1995, Nissan re-launched the GT-R in 1999 with the R34, returning the Skyline to its super-sports origins. The R34 was smaller and stiffer, and marked the return of the famed RB26DETT, updated with the refinements but still the same 2.6-liter dual-cam 24-valve inline-six with twin turbo chargers.

No fewer than 11 variants and specials of the R34 were produced, including the final factory model, the V-Spec II/M-Spec Nur in February, 2002 (named for the famous Nurburgring circuit where much of the GT-R's development work had been done). The 1000 units of the Nur edition sold out in a single day. Four R34 models used engine, suspension, and aerodynamic tweaks directly adopted from racing by the Nissan Motorsports (NISMO) group. Horsepower varied depending on the model, with the R-Tune generating 454 hp, the S-Tune 404 hp, and the Sports Resetting package offering 354 hp. In 2005, three years after production of the GT-R ended in August, 2002 due to heightened emissions regulations, NISMO produced 20 copies of the $160,000, 500-horsepower Z-Tune. Modified from used GT-Rs bought on the open market, the Z-Tune was the final word on the GT-R R34.

Details

Code: AUT77357
Release Date: Nov 2013
Item Size/Weight: 32.6cm x 16.7cm x 14.3cm / 960g
Manufacturer: Auto Art Japan