The Nissan GT-R is a very interesting automobile. I had the chance to drive a real one years ago and realized it is unlike any other car. It was a very ‘surgical’ machine and just did what I told it to do with no fuss at all. It handled almost like a video game where you can just get in and make it do things you didn’t think you could do. This was both a strength and a weakness. While it can easily make any driver feel more comfortable to do more advanced skills, it also makes the whole experience feel numb. I like a car to have a ‘soul’ and the GT-R felt like a robot.
Because of this, I did not plan on building this Eaglemoss/IXO 1:8 scale Nissan GT-R (R35) partwork model. And, they should have offered the NISMO version that can be found in Japan. Still, I heard that when you finish the car, you are automatically subscribed to ‘extension’ issues that allow you to separately build the GT-R’s engine in a 1:5 scale cutaway. THIS I wanted, so here we are. This is my fourth partworks and I hope you enjoy the process as much as I will.
The Eaglemoss/IXO 1:8 scale Nissan GT-R has the following features:
- Almost 23″ (58cm) long
- The engine is modeled in detail
- The suspension works
- The hood, doors, and trunk open
- The windows roll up/down
- The steering works the front wheels
- The headlights/taillights/interior lights work
- The brake pedal activates the brake lights