The missing piece of the puzzle : Inno64 Nissan GT-R R33

Here it comes. The missing number 33 of the GT-R collection from Inno64. Inno decided to constitute a solid collection of sport JDM related vehicles with among them the history of a legendary dynasty : the Nissan GT-R. To be exact, the story begins in 1969 with the Nissan Skyline GT-R (KPGC10), a car that I’m sure we will see an iteration soon or later in the Inno range. Anyway, Inno64 has already tooled the Nissan R30, R31, R32, R34 and now the R33.

The R33 was made from 1995 to 1998 and was considered the fourth generation of the Skyline GT-R. It might not be as legendary as the R32 or the R34, because it’s a mid 90’s car that is probably underrated. But we have seen recently that the diecast world has shown some interest to mid 90’s cars. The R33 is one of them. Plus, in addition to be a pretty rare car in diecast, the R33 had some outrageous sport versions such as the 1995 GT-R LM, the Mine’s tuned version and the legendary Nismo 400R.

Inno64 is showcasing both. The stock R33 in bayside blue and midnight purple and the outrageous Nismo 400R in yellow and red. Two versions, two molds, 4 colors as a start (+ the first shot raw exclusive model of the 400R already showcased here) : the pure Inno64 fashion!

The stock R33 is a car that I’ve always loved and preferred to the R32, but not to the R34 that reminds my favorite. I love how the R33 is distinguished with this agressive line and this long wheelbase. I also adore the front headlights (with black touch) pointing down. On this particular point, Inno64 could have done better. The front headlights treatment with the additional black decals is a nice effort to reach realism but it breaks a little down the shape of the headlights. I have this feeling looking at the profile of the car. Rear taillights are also a bit small. Otherwise, the car is a masterpiece with all the fine details you can hope from a brand line Inno64 … for a price of a Inno64. I highly suggest you to not compare this brand new 2023 modelcar to your old Kyosho. It will hurt a little.

Regarding the colors, the midnight purple is OBVIOUSLY the best color to me. I always loved this color on the R33. The Bayside blue is also a very signature color which fits perfectly the R33.

The Nismo 400R (Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 Nismo 400R) is a very angry variation of the R33 upgraded by Nismo to 400 hp. It also gets wider bumpers, side skirts, a new rear bumper, bigger air scoops and redesigned bonnet. It’s a pretty rare car with only 44 units made!

All these elements are well reproduced by the brand Inno with a particular lovely treatment of the new front bumper. It looks amazing with its wide intake and those very clear black touches. You can feel the power right away. Regarding the wheels, they look OK for me with a circle of chrome, then with with rivets and a central nut.

Admire the fine carbon details

I think I prefer the lighting yellow to the super clear red II and once again this Nismo 400R will bury your old Kyosho – sadly in a way.

All in all, I have a very good feeling with this new R33 mold that I highly suggest you to grab. I’m sure some more versions will come but for now, i cannot be more happy with a midnight purple version. And you, what’s your favorite ?


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