There’s no such thing as too many GT-R’s.
Yes, I’m a total R35 hoar.....der.....
And it’s not stopping anytime soon. *hint hint*
The R35 is really the car that got me into Skylines. I knew about previous generations, particularly the R34, solely from those Need For Speed video games. But we never got Skylines over here in the U.S., so everything was like a myth as far as I was concerned. Then in 2007/8-ish, Nissan decided to bring the legend to our shores. Finally.
I loved the design from the very start. Particularly from the back, where you have the iconic R34 taillights, but integrated into a much smoother and more fluid overall body shape. Then there’s those humongous exhaust pipes. Like they say, you can stick your whole fist in one - and there’s four of them back there in case one is not enough. From the side, the sharp lines created by the roofline and the front fenders get my approval.
This, of course, is the ultimate NISMO version of an already potent machine. The model, done by GT Spirit, is fantastic as I’ve already reviewed before. This matte grey one (IMO the signature color for the NISMO variant) is a CK-exclusive colorway limited to 504 pieces, and I must say it undoubtedly looks better than the white one I had before. The darker shade adds another level of menace to this car, and the metallic finish looks sick in person. It’s the exact replica of the 1:1 I saw at the LA Auto Show a few years back and also the one you see in my avatar.
For about $80, I couldn’t keep myself from committing the sin of buying a recolor of a model I already have. Chaozbandit, wherever you are, you better put your home on lockdown because I’m coming after your silver one.