Possibly the only car to have the Devil’s horns in its shadow.
What you’re looking at here is the limited run Murciélago R-GT - quite possibly the maddest car Sant’ Agata has given the world bar none. Only 9 were ever produced, making it the Veneno Roadster of it’s time.
Except less street legal. The R-GT is the automotive equivalent of a raging lunatic - as hospitable as an angry Mike Tyson holding a broken bottle and staring at you. Lamborghini went all out on this one - a no-frills carbon/aluminium construction meant that the R-GT tips the scales at 1,100 kgs (2,425 lbs) - 550 kgs (1,212 lbs) lighter than a standard Murciélago.
Drivers of this car would probably have very toned, rectangular buttocks because many bricks will be shot out - it’s a side-effect of driving a rear-wheel drive 600 bhp monster that is capable of demolishing the century sprint in 2.8 seconds.
Pictured : The Murcielago R-GT during a pit-stop. Photo credit: incontra.net
This model is made by one of my favourite brands ever, High Speed. Other than 1:43s, they made quite a number of 1:64 cars, this included. Their prices have been similar to Hot Wheels, but they have far more superior in every other aspect.
Attention to detail is off the charts on this baby - check out the extreme carbonfibre weaves! The wheels are accurate representations of the 1:1’s and are shod in rubber. Slicks no less!
It’s a car that you can help but ogle at. Clear lenses for lights, wing mirrors, a humongous rear wing and the matte/gloss bonnet-roof-engine cover combo makes it stand out among other diecast cars at its price range. Hell it can even pass as a KyosRemember, it’s all for the price of a Hot Wheels! (at least it was, about 10 years ago when I got it...)
Here’s are some (brighter) bonus pictures.
As always, it is a pleasure writing for you and I hope you feel the same reading.
Viva La LaLD!