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Calsonic Skyline GTR-2002
CalsonicSkylineGTR2002
No. 19705 (Full set)
19711 (Assembly kit)
Series R/C Mini 4WD
Chassis(s) TR-1 Chassis
Release Date October 30, 2002 (Full set)
November 26, 2002 (Assembly set)
The Calsonic Skyline GTR-2002 (Japanese: カルソニックスカイライン GT-R 2002, Karusonikku Sukairain Jītiaru Nisenmaruni) is a R/C Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on October 30, 2002.

It was based on Calsonic Team Impul's Skyline GT-R GT500 race car for the 2002 Super GT (The then-All Japan Grand Touring Car Championship) season.

General info

The Skyline features the 2-door coupe body design, with a large spoiler on the rear.The race car version of the Skyline has wider body compare to the road-legal Skyline.

Several manufacturer decals can be seen on the bodyshell, including Calsonic, Total, Impul, Nismo, Altia, CK Sales and Tamiya. It was in the Calsonic Blue color.

It comes with the small-diameter RC-type 6-spoke wheels with high-profile tires. It is available in either a standalone assembly kit or a bundle with a R/C system.

About the real-life car the Mini 4WD car is based on

The R34 Skyline GT-R GT500 race car, based on the road-legal R34 Skyline GT-R, was introduced in the 2002 Super GT season, replacing the old R33 GT500 race car.

Compare to the R33 GT500, the R34 has lower engine placement, resulting in lowering car's center of gravity. The engine is also bolted directly to the frames to increase rigidity.

The R34 GT500 was powered by a modified RB26DETT twin-turbo straight-six engine, which had been bore up from 2.6 liter to 2.8 liter and has its ceramic turbochargers replaced by the metallic ones. As with any of the race car in the Super GT seasons, It has the front-engine and rear-wheel-drive layout.

For the 2002 season, two racing team are racing in the R34 GT500 race cars: Calsonic Team Impul for car no.12 and Nismo for car no.22 and 23. On Calsonic Team Impul's side, Tetsuya Tanaka had driven the car throughout all the rounds, while Kazuyoshi Hoshino and Benoît Tréluyer had both driven the car for round 1 to 5 and round 6-8 respectively. This is the last Super GT win for Hoshino, who retired from racing at the end of 2002.

Technical info

Length: 164 mm

Width: 79 mm

Height: N/A

Chassis: TR-1 Chassis

Gear Set(s): 5:1

See also

Nissan cars

External link

Tamiya Japan

R/C Mini 4WD series
2000 Subaru Impreza WRC 2002 · Peugeot 206 WRC · Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII WRC · ZENT Tom's Supra · Calsonic Skyline GTR-2002 · Raybrig NSX 2002 · Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe Flatnose · Beams Integra · Nissan 350Z · Lindwurm-Rider · Cobalt-Gunner
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