My son has this ratty old toy car (Maisto) I had never pad much attention too. Today I got curious! It is actually a protoype midengine sportscar from Nissan called the MID4.

Jalopnik did a piece on it in the past, but I hadn't heard of it.

It was originally developed in 1984 and exhibited at a few shows. It would have been a pretty awesome car for the time, but production costs were too expensive.

The updated Type II from 1987 had a sleeker look that I think would have been competitive with the NSX. It could produce 330 horsepower from a twin turbo V6.


It had a distinctive bump for the engine.