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What do you think of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo? Long name to be sure, and beyond that it is hard to say.
If you don't know the story, the 2020 Vision was developed by a team of Nissan designers for the Gran Turismo video game, and based it on what they think is the future of the GT-R. If I remember correctly, that is where it was supposed to end, but Nissan saw it as a viable design and built two 3D versions of the Vision that have been shown at car shows. Whether or not this is a ballpark rendering of a future Nissan GT-R remains to be seen.
For me, I don't know what to think of it. There are some design queues I love, including the signature double tail lights that seem to be floating, but there are some others that make the car look a little...heavy. But it does generate some excitement no matter what it looks like.
But who cares what I think. I am the toy car guy, and the only reason I am writing about this one is because Tomica Limited Vintage just released two versions themselves.
And I had an absolute blast photographing both of them.
What do you do when you have made up your mind about a real car, and then get the replica and a soft spot starts forming? Maybe I just like the replicas. Or maybe I am such a TLV homer that anything they produce I will like. Whatever it is, these are fantastic, and damn they look good in the Lamley studio. I think I might be changing my mind. What do you think?
Tomica Limited Vintage continues its plunge into contemporary cars, and I am still excited about it. For now it adds variety to the line, and nobody comes close to what TLV can do in 1:64, so it is most welcome. If the line gets dominated by new stuff, however, my opinion might change. There is just too many vintage cars to move away from. Considering the only contemporary cars are the Nissan GT-R, IDX, and 2020 Vision, I am not worried. Plus, check out the vintage goodness that came with the Vision in the December batch:
As always, TLV wins. Best 1:64 carmaker with no one even close...
(Find the TLV Nissan 2020 Vision at Japan Booster...)