Japanese performance cars you normally associate with a Supra or Skyline.
There is NOT that much in the way of hot hatches, bar the pimped versions of the Corolla and Civic. Those are the obvious ones. But Isuzu have produced a couple that have not been that famous outside the JDM realms.
I have mused before about the need to ensure that the garage is healthy though diversity and that was with the addition of the ZZ Lotus version. And I think this one carries on with that theme as well. Based on the Opel Kadett, so you can see some of the similarity between this and the European version. The ZZ/R has been deemed that performance version, but it has never really caught the imagination unlike the more popular Corolla or Civic.
I am not sure how popular this model is, but this is one of the reasons as to why I enjoy these – they are not mainstream and obscure. And that is the beauty as the Garage embraces 1/64 from all walks and not just a particular car or series.
As usual, all the normal TLV refinements are present and if they weren’t there, I would be a tad worried.
It is worth investigating such cars in scale and real life as it helps expand knowledge. Diecast collecting should not be just about the model, but also the source and I am constantly learning as I go along.