Nissan R390 GT1 (1998 24 Hours of Le Mans) - 1:18 Scale Diecast Model Car
- 1:18 Scale (approximately ten inches in length)
- Diecast metal body, features removable front clip and engine cover, and opening doors
- Poseable steering
The R390 program was Nissan's response to the pure racing cars developed by Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and others to exploit loopholes in the ostensibly "production car"-based FIA GT1 category. Developed in partnership with TWR and Nissan's own NISMO racing division, the R390 GT1 came together quickly thanks to its use of Nissan's former Group C engine, the 89C twin turbo V8, as well as a tub based on the Jaguar XJR-15. The result was a beautiful, fast machine that ran like a scalded cat in its 1997 Le Mans debut before succumbing to gearbox issues. In 1998, though, the reworked R390 GT1 performed brilliantly, claiming 3rd, 5th and 6th places overall in the 24-hour classic.
AUTOart's new 1:18-scale diecast metal replica of the 1998 Nissan R390 GT1 stands alongside the finest models ever offered by the company, featuring a cockpit and engine compartment that are truly museum-quality. Finished in the gorgeous blue Calsonic checkered-flag livery of the 3rd-place finisher, the AUTOart '98 R390 GT1 is a must-have for serious collectors of historic Le Mans racers.