Somehow this month there were 2 brands plus 1 brand in the previous month issued the same product, the Tomica Nissan Skyline RS 3 Super Silhouette. Namely Autoart with a scale of 18 in January, Hot Wheels super silhouette series, and Tomica with its premium edition.
And the most recent Tomica has just been released and many are opening PO. In fact, if you think about this model of the car, the original version was named Tomica, but instead Tomica made the latest model of the car. Maybe Tomica just realized that his car in the 80’s had a lot of fans, and was even considered a Beast Legend. Plus for the version of the car model, it was also in demand and many wanted to collect it. So that Tomica helped reduce it with premium wrapping.
If you are truly a true fan of the skyline I think the choice of Tomica is far more appropriate. Tomica’s Diecast, the original version of the Tomica Nissan Skyline RS 3 Super Silhouette is just synchronous. For the tomica version released on a scale of 64, the diecast metal body base. Tomica Premium Skyline Turbo Silhouette is produced in the amount of 5.555 pcs.
Let’s flashback the story of the Tomica Nissan Skyline Turbo Super Silhouette triumph. But Before reviewing this “devil” car, it’s better if we know about the Super Silhouette first. The Super Silhouette competition is actually a sportcar class with the same regulations as Group.5 from the FIA, which was famous in the 80s throughout the world.
In Japan alone, the Super Silhouette is a special class at the Fuji Grand Championship Series championship, which began from 1979 to 1984, and the Super Silhouette is the most famous & popular class for racing fans in Japan. Want to know the reason?
Super Silhouette, which has regulations, namely the race car used, must have the same silhouette and chassis as the factory version of the car that follows it. The rest? Free! Because of that, monsters were born with designs that were brutal & excessive, in order to pursue maximum speed!
The base of the Nissan Skyline Super Silhouette is Skyline R30 from the 1982 Group.C class, which has a regulation similar to the Super Silhouette and is dubbed Tekkamen (Iron Mask). Finally, Nissan and Hasemi Motorsport rebuilt the Skyline, using a very large body kit, in pursuit of high press power. This body kit design is also the inspiration for the Bosozoku gang to modify their car to resemble the “Granchan” / Grand Champion.
Hasemi Motorsport, uses a chassis with a pipe frame made by Nova Engineering for Group.5, which makes the size of the Skyline much larger than the standard version. The body kit constructor is Mooncraft, the name behind Japanese famous supercars & racing cars such as Mooncraft Shiden & Yamaha OX9-11. The design does look primitive compared to modern racing cars, but it looks more frightening & frightening, even when compared to modern Nissan racing cars such as the GT-R.
There is also a unique modification of this car, which is on the wheels, the design of this alloy itself is quite unique, because the ventilation plate is installed, which (at that time) is considered capable of flowing the wind to the brake device so that the temperature is better maintained.
The uniqueness of the body and wheel design, of course, comes from the engine used. Relying on the LZ20B inline engine that is installed the “hardcore” T05B turbo from Garrett AiResearch, the engine based on the L20B’s Datsun 200SX engine, is capable of spouting power of 570hp @ 7600rpm, aka higher than Formula 1 cars in the 80s.
How was Hasemi-san’s achievement with Nissan Skyline Turbo Super Silhouette? Like this appearance
2 wins in the 1982 season,
5 wins in 1983,
and 2 wins in 1984,
even though they have to compete with legendary racers like H. Yanagida, and K.Hoshino. This car is always brought by Nismo to every festival and becomes a resident of the Nissan Museum.