Welcome to Car Week.
Once again I have to thank Sir Douglas the Third for today’s 2010s entrant. This is the Kyosho Lamborghini Aventador LB Performance, in 1:18 scale.
The model today is the bait he used to lure me into his trap. And fall for it I did. Liberty Walk isn’t something that I actively collect, but I couldn’t help myself when presented with a pink Lambo at less than half its retail price. A while back, I was entertaining the idea of getting this guy in the army green, Zero Fighter livery, so it’s perhaps a good thing I held off then.
One of my diecast goals is to have the full Aventador rainbow in 1:18. If you’ll remember, I already have another pink Aventador (see below), so a part of me wishes this was offered in a different color instead. But, again, at less than half price, this is a free photo op, worst case scenario. I get to photograph it, play with it, display it, drop it on the ground, and it will still be worth what I paid.
Opinions on the Liberty Walk style vary, but the general consensus here at LaLD ranges from indifferent to negative. I like the big wing and the afterthought fender flares, but I’d swap the Forgiatos out for something less blingy. However, I must point out the merits of this model. The paintwork on this baby is incredible and the highlight for me personally, in both color and finish. Shooting the Aventador on the hot pink backdrop mutes how striking it is in person, so you’ll have to take my word for it—or ask Doug to shoot his copy of this model.
Or get one for yourself. Pretty sure he has an extra or two he can offload if this post sways you.
The rest of it is very good by GT Spirit/Kyosho standards. One of their characteristic strong suits is in the wheels-and-brakes department. Critics of resin models will appreciate the liberal use of mesh on all sides, something which is quickly falling by the wayside in this tier of the scale model spectrum. Decal application is flawless. If you like pink cars or if you’re looking for a conversation starter for your coffee table, this is it, chief.
Despite initial mixed feelings, I think this Lamborghini is a keeper.