Nissan Skyline GTR Real Car VS Kyosho Amazing Detail (BNR32) 1:18 Scale Model Car

Kyosho Nissan Skyline GTR (BNR32) 1:18 Scale Model Car
It's been years since I sold my Skyline GTR to it's new owner, but I still dream about driving it down those long country roads with the windows down and the sound of blow-off's and backfire roaring behind me. What a pleasure it had been to drive that car. I remember the day I bought it, it was completely stock, in the photo below.
Stock Nissan Skyline GTR BNR32 Mint Condition 100% Original - No Modifications
The day I picked it up, it looked exactly like the first picture, the Kyosho 1:18 scale model of a Nissan Skyline GTR (BNR32).
Kyosho Model Car in Box Display
That's why I jumped on the opportunity to snatch up that red Kyosho when I finally found one on Yahoo Auctions Japan, a quick email over to Adam from Feast Autogroup Japan and he was able to secure the item for me! It arrived from Japan by post a few days later.
Kyosho Model Car Display Stand
When I got it opened and started looking more closely at it I was blown away by the level of detail on these Kyosho cars! Take a look at the below pictures of the Kyosho model and compare it to the real deal of pictures I took of my car while it was still in original stock condition.
Kyosho Model Car Unboxed
Here's a couple of the more that really show the incredible detail in this model, can you tell which one is the REAL car and which one is the model?
Real Nissan Skyline GTR BNR32 rear bumper
Real Nissan Skyline GTR BNR32 rear bumper
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline GTR BNR32 rear bumper
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline GTR BNR32 rear bumper 
Real Nissan Skyline Original Interior
Real Nissan Skyline Original Interior
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Original Interior
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Original Interior
The seats are actually made of a fabric material that feels very similar to the real deal, they even move to fold forward! The engine compartment is identical, down to the warning stickers.
Real Nissan Skyline Original Engine Compartment
Real Nissan Skyline Original Engine Compartment
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Engine Compartment
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Engine Compartment
There's even more very cool realistic parts to this little model, it has a rear trunk carpet, when you lift up the carpet there is a spare tire!

Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Trunk
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Trunk
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Trunk Carpet
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Trunk Carpet
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Spare Tire
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Spare Tire
The one area I noticed something interesting was on the brake options included, they aren't the Brembo calipers but I recognize those drilled Brembo discs which were more commonly used on the N1 variations of these cars.

Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Front Brakes
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Front Brakes
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Rear Brakes
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Rear Brakes
Here are some detailed shots of the underside of the model, it's also very interesting that all the suspension parts move and seem to function just like the real car does! Ball joins, tie rod ends and springs all move and as far as I can tell the actual assemblies are spot on accurate.
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Underside
Kyosho Model Nissan Skyline Underside





Here's the rest of the photos for anyone who really wants to see more details; enjoy!
























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