Nissan’s GT-R Nismo is one of the most expensive cars the Japanese automaker has made in its history, the 200 mile-per-hour supercar is not like any other Nissan car that everybody can get their hands on. However, Lego has fulfilled our dreams to own one to a certain extent, by designing a small-scale version of the Nismo supercar. The nice thing about this is that you do not have to know how to drive to own one.
It was Firas Abu-Jaber, an expert brick builder, who came up with the Lego version of the GT-R Nismo. The reason why he built this was because it is a favourite car of his, so he took time and studied the supercar, and went into proper detail - from the front fascia, wheels, the rear, and even under the hood, to start his project. What he built was so detailed that he even replicated the GT-R’s engine.
As usual, Firas made use of the red Technic gear pieces to add details like the tail lights according to The Brothers Brick website. As you open the hood, the doors, and the roof, you will find some pretty cool detailing inside like a full on interior. This brick model might be of interest to you, but you won’t be able to get this from your local Lego store as it is not an official kit.
But if you can afford to shell out $175,000 and be willing to wait six to twelve months to receive the GT-R Nismo, then why not opt for the real one? The real life Nismo comes with a 3.8 liter turbocharged V6 under its hood, giving it 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 481 pound-feet (652 Newton-metres) of torque. The V6 is paired with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission giving power to the all-wheel drive. That being said, the GT-R Nismo can sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 2.9 seconds, before it continues to its top speed of 218 mile per hour (350 kph).
Lego already has a wide range of choices when it comes to automobile sets, but they are planning of coming out with more, which hopefully includes this Nissan GT-R Nismo. We have seen Lego models of a Lancia rally car complete with a dirt jump to a detail heavy Military M151 MUTT. Lego is definitely a great alternative for car enthusiasts who are into collecting cars but do not want to spend too much, and Legos are quite fun to build I must say.