I will try to post a review every few days, but it depends on the amount of free time i have!
Don't worry, the Huayra is coming up, but i need to get better shots of it first.
In 2013, for Lamborghini's 50th Anniversary, they've created not just one, but two special models to celebrate their anniversary. First it was the Veneno, and now the Aventador 50th Anniversary, of which it was limited to 100 roadster and 100 coupe variant.
Onto the model, as always, AutoArt did a stunning job on this 1/18. The model is part of AutoArt's signature collection, which typical of the collection, came with a booklet and a card of authentication. However, because it's a special edition, AutoArt also threw in a 50th wheel keychain, which can only be bought with the model.
I choose Giallo Maggio simply because it's the color the car debuted on. However, other colors such as Blu Cepheus, Bianco Canopus, and the famed Nero Nemesis are all available. AutoArt is basically the masters of the Lamborghini marque. No one builds a better quality model that's still reasonably priced then AutoArt. Everything from the panel gaps to the stance, is faithfully represented. I love how AutoArt goes the extra mile to include the 50th logo on both the front and rear bumpers.
(you can see the badge on the bottom left corner of the bumper)
Onto the interior, the yellow exterior carries inside with the yellow seats, center console, dashboard stitching and the doors. Solid execution AutoArt! Again, the Lambo doors work flawlessly like all their other Lambo models. Overall, the interior is a really strong point for AutoArt. If i were to give a rating (which i typically do not include, i'd say 8/10).
The 720hp 6.5L V12 monster is extremely detailed and built to a high standard. Sorry for the crap shot, but close up, you can see all the carbon fiber components, suspension, and many photo-etched elements. Again, well done AutoArt!
Over the past decade or so, AutoArt has created countless Lamborghinis and this right here, is a near-perfect execution. The collectability factor is DEFINITELY there. However, at $200, this isn't a cheap model but due to the limited quantity and considering how the AutoArt 40th Murcielago is worth nowadays, i'd say get it while you have the chance! Models like these, are made for long-term investment!
(i was lucky enough to see a real 50th while bringing my AutoArt out for some pictures. The color on the 50th is Grigio Titans, which Lamborghini only made a handfull worldwide, making it one of Lamborghini's rarest colors.)