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2000s: It's A Secret!

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It’s a forgone conclusion that I’m going to sneak a Skyline into Car Week. I chose my latest one for the honors. Behold the Top Secret Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34) from Ignition Model, in 1:18 scale.

I had to do a little digging to figure out where this one belongs in Car Week. The R34 GT-R was produced during the turn of the millennium, but the V-Spec II wasn’t built until the year 2000. That makes today the day for Godzilla’s reveal.

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No doubt you’ve heard of this car before if you’re even remotely a JDM or Skyline fan. However, you’re probably used to seeing this car in gold. Well, I’m here to convince you that black-over-white is the colorway to have. Here, it’s about the contrast. But, if you insist, Ignition will be releasing the infamous gold BNR34 sometime very soon. And you know what? I might end up with that one as well. These are addicting.

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I’m a huge proponent of Ignition products if you haven’t noticed already. I know most of you lean towards Porsches, European classics, and racecars, but there’s a sizable JDM faction here too—and Ignition caters to you guys specifically.

Believe me when I say these are literal works of art. The craftsmanship is unparalleled. The detail is outstanding. The models are crisp. These are far more refined than your average Ottos/GT Spirits/Top Speeds/LS Collectibles/Top Marques/Sparks/what-have-you. Ignition has a way of doing things differently than the other guys, all for the sake of the minutest of details. They trace shutlines and panel gaps in black paint. The window inserts aren’t the paper-thin type found on other resin models but solid pieces with the proper curvature. And nobody—nobody—does wheels better than they do.

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