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02.14.2013 – The GT-R is an iconic supercar under the “Nissan Skyline GT-R” that first rolled out of the assembly line in 1969 as it continuous to evolve every reiteration has its own unique personality. The current GT-R no longer carrying the “Skyline” badge still has the heritage what made it an iconic car.

Nissan takes a bold step in bringing the iconic sport car to new heights with the GT-R. There were two concept vehicles that were presented in the Tokyo Motor Show in 2001 and 2005. The GT-R was presented as the car for the 21st century that would change the way supercars are made.

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The production model was unveiled in the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show and had a US release six months later in 2008. It is entirely 80 to 90% new concept that was headed by Nissan chief creative officer, Shirō Nakamura who was inspired designing the car from the Gundam Mobile Suit.

The GT-R does not take or have any inspiration to current European-designed supercars. It was inspired entirely from the Japanese Culture as the design is polar opposites with known sports cars.

Nissan’s innovation changes the way super cars are built that most European counterparts are entirely handmade. Unlike the GT-R it’s being built in the same factory that manufactures family cars. It’s the square lines, vents and the blunt shape takes inspiration from the Gundam robot with the European designers sculpted the roofline.

Polyphony Digital, the company that created the videogame Gran Turismo series were involved in the development of the GT-R to design the car’s multifunction display in the dashboard.

It is powered by the VR38DETT engine, a 3,799 cc (3.8 L; 231.8 cu in) DOHC V6 with plasma transferred wire arc sprayed bores.[18] Two parallel Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) turbochargers provide forced induction. The engine itself is handmade and manufactured in a separate factory. Over the years since its release Nissan manage to produce variation of the GT-R and having a facelift in 2011.

Takara Tomy released the 1/61 scale die cast collectible in 2008 with the designated number 94 in its standard box. Just like any Tomica car it has a working suspension and some have extra gimmicks like opening doors and the GT-R has that function.

There were limited color variations that were released for the Nissan GT-R similar to the Toyota 86 having a black edition that was released as a Toy’s Dream Project exclusive.

The Nissan GT-R was featured in National Geographic’s Mega Factories: Supercar talking about the brand’s history as well as how it was being mass produced for the consumers. Nat Geo put a stoplight on one of Japan’s iconic car and it breaks the laws in design which makes this definitely SUPER.

The Nissan GT-R is part of the 2008 Tomica series of die cast cars manufactured by Takara Tomy and locally distributed by Bankee Toys with the standard retail price at PhP 169.75 pesos.

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