Yeah, yeah, we know it’s not full-sized. Nevertheless, this replica Gulfstream G-550 aircraft, modelled after the iconic Nike corporate jet is supremely badass. And priced at just CAD$70 (USD$60), you can’t really complain.
Originally built in 2013, this incarnation of the classic jet featured a signature “Orange Livery” colourway. The N1ke Gulfstream G-550 was famous for transporting the sports footwear and apparel brand’s exectuives and high-profile ambassadors across country. Understandly, the iconic Swoosh made a overt appearance on the final design and for the new 1:2oo scale model, it sits pride of place.
Plastered across the tail-fin, the Swoosh is instantly recognisable, but it’s not the only Nike add-on for this die-cast model. Contrasting the off-white tones of the aircraft’s upper-third is the ‘Nike Air’ phrase, printed subtly beneath the cockpit window. From here, you’ll find a jet black hue gracing the underbelly of the plane, with other notable decals seen throughout. Of course, Nike’s signature orange flows across the wind turbines on both sides, running from the very nose of the aircraft to the rear.
While the dream of owning your own jet might be out of reach for most of us, the Nike Gulfstream G-550 model is a decent consolation prize. Perfectly crafted in die-cast metal, the 1:200 scale iteration serves as a reminder that even high-flying executives aren’t immune to a few steezy customisations. The new Gulfstream G-550 model is available through Threshold Aviation and retails for CAD$70 (USD$60).