1:18 Diecast Review: Unboxing the Nissan Skyline R32 GTR Initial D Version by AutoArt

The Nissan Skyline, specifically the R32 GTR, has become an icon in the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) car community. And for those who are fans of Initial D, you’re probably familiar with the blue, white, and black livery of the R32 GTR used by the protagonist, Takumi Fujiwara. AutoArt has released a 1:18 diecast model of this iconic car, and in this review, we’ll be unboxing and taking a closer look at the details of this model.

Unboxing the Nissan Skyline R32 GTR Initial D Version

The Nissan Skyline R32 GTR Initial D diecast model comes in a sleek and sturdy black box with the AutoArt logo and a picture of the car on the front. Inside the box, the model is secured in a foam protector, which ensures it won’t get damaged during shipping or transport. The model comes with a clear plastic stand, which has the AutoArt logo printed on it, giving the model a professional look when displayed.

Details of the Nissan Skyline R32 GTR Initial D Version

The first thing you notice about the AutoArt Nissan Skyline R32 GTR Initial D model is the attention to detail. The paint job is flawless, with the iconic blue, white, and black livery accurately replicated. The decals are precise, and the car has the “Fujiwara Tofu Shop” and “Akina Speed Stars” logos exactly where they should be.

The doors, hood, and trunk of the model all open, which is a nice touch for those who like to display their diecast models with the details exposed. The interior of the car is also detailed, with accurate gauges, seats, and steering wheel. The engine bay is also intricately detailed, replicating the RB26 inline-six engine, which was one of the main selling points of the R32 GTR.

The model also has working suspension, with the wheels able to move up and down along with the suspension arms. The tires are made of rubber, which gives them a more realistic feel and look compared to plastic tires.

The exterior of the car has a high gloss finish, which gives the model a premium look and feel. The wheels are also a highlight of the model, with the iconic Volk TE37 wheels, which were used by Takumi’s car in the anime series, accurately replicated. The brakes and brake calipers are also detailed, making the car look like it’s ready to hit the track.


The Nissan Skyline R32 GTR Initial D version by AutoArt is a must-have for any JDM car enthusiast or Initial D fan. The attention to detail, flawless paint job, and working suspension make this model a standout from other diecast models on the market. The inclusion of a stand also makes it easy to display the model in a professional manner. Overall, the AutoArt Nissan Skyline R32 GTR Initial D version is an excellent addition to any diecast car collection.


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