Build your own GTR

by Fuggles
6 years ago

We have now added another blogger to our fold!  Along with Ville, Time Attack exploits and Jann blogging about his life since winning the GT Academy we now have a two year development programme on how to build your own GT-R.  Actually it’s a 1/8th scale model but nevertheless we will be following it on a monthly basis as Aki builds his first supercar – even if it does take him two years!

The model has many working parts such as lights (and all the usual doors, bonnet, boot/trunk etc.  But better than that the kit really does have the finest of details when it comes to building a car with individual components to make it as near realistic as possible.

Aside from taking on the task of building this Aki is also the GTROC’s Representative in Japan and a key man in the GTROC organisation.  Over many years he has been instrumental in helping the Japan tours go well and it is hoped one day soon we can repay his hospitality should he ever get to visit Europe  Aki’s passion is his R33 GT-R but admits to a hankering for a new GT-R too.

The 1/8th scale model comes in weekly instalments and is fully endorsed by Mizuno-san  Here’s a taste of what to expect

1 Comment

  • alex says:

    Only six production cars had a fstaer time around the Ring than the GT-R and all of those cars cost in excess of $400k. This car is built to be one helluva machine. Edmunds has already done personal tests and gotten it to go 0-60 in 3.3 seconds and the quarter mile in 11.6 and that wasn’t even in ideal conditions.The GT-R does smoke most of what Porsche has out there right now, the lone exception being the Porsche Carrera GT with is a $500k car. Nissan bought and tested a Porsche 911 Turbo along side the development of the GT-R and as a result it is a car that is fstaer, handles better, and beats its price by tens of thousands of dollars.Of course, it will remain to be seen how this car holds up. The engine is basically brand new (extreme evolution of the VQ motor), rear-mounted tranny has rarely ever been done before, AWD theres a lot of stuff to potentially break. But if they did their homework, like I believe they did, I think car will earn its place among the exotics.Btw, first year, don’t expect to pick one of these up for less than $90-100k. Mark-up is going to be ridiculous.

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