Fans of Super Silhouette Nissans are pretty well catered for by Hot Wheels. The legendary die-cast manufacturer offers variants of the Silvia and Skyline that imitate some pretty special Liberty Walk kits, and quite impressively considering the 1:64 scale. However, it doesn’t offer a version of the latest Z - leading to one YouTuber taking matters into their own hands.
If you’re not familiar with Jakarta Diecast Project already, the channel focuses on taking off-the-shelf versions of Hot Wheels’ miniature cars and turns them into completely unique pieces. These range from simple body kit additions, to complete conversions turning estates into pick-ups.
The Z Super Silhouette is its latest creation, complete with the livery that’s reminiscent of the KS110 Silvia’s racing in Japan in the ‘80s. You have to watch the full video to take in the full craftsmanship at play here, but we can give you a rundown of the process.
Starting with the packaged car, it doesn’t take long for JDP to start hacking away. First, the metal body is separated from its plastic chassis before stripping it down bare to the precision you’d expect of a real full-sized restoration.
As with many real widebody kits, the metal itself is then cut away with a moulding foam used and sanded down to spec. It’s satisfying to watch it take shape, as the end product slowly emerges with the addition of widened axles with custom wheels and an impressive paint job.
Sadly, this remains a one-off project. JDP does sell some of their custom creations from time to time, albeit with price tags of at least $500 (approx. £394). Alternatively, if you fancy having a crack at the work yourself, they’ll sell you 3D-printed body kits and custom wheels for a much more affordable price.