Welcome to Supercar Sonday. or is it Munday? Smunday? Whatever you want it to be, this is my second attempt at this after most of the original post got Kinja'd last night. The introduction is still there, so let's get to the review.
8 out of 10? Yep. In terms of scale, the model is about as perfect as you can get, and if BBR has left out any item that's on the 1:1, you'll probably need a jeweler's loupe to find it. So why the 2-point deduction? First, the doors only open about 2/3 as far as they should. Second, if the engine cover is open, you can't open the doors at all. The last issue is a bit more minor, and that is the profile of the rear tires, which appears to be too tall. Interestingly, I also have the Hot Wheels (of course I do) Enzo and it suffers from the same faults. There it's more acceptable though since it was only $30.
Fit and Finish 10/10
As I noted in my first attempt, BBR made it's name with high-end resin models. And if you look at some of the shut lines on this model, you would think it was sealed as well. So tight are the gaps that I only just realized after 6+ years of ownership that the fuel door opens. The paint is smooth as glass, deep as the ocean, and the only way to see any orange peel is to put an orange peel next to it. And while I've never been one to equate a models weight with quality, you do get that "milled from a solid block of metal" feeling when you pick it up.
Among the things you should expect in the BBR's price range are parts count and material fidelity. And the BBR delivers on both. Take for example the radiators on either side of the luggage compartment. They are metal and multi-piece, consisting of radiator, fan, and grille. Other notable features are the removable wheels and fully articulated suspension. Oh yeah, it also has a working differential. Turn one wheel, and the other one will spin within about 1/4 of a turn.
I have to admit, it's difficult for me to make a value assessment on a model that I paid about $230 for. Now as mentioned before, I have the Hot Wheels version in what would now be the foundation model (though foundation, elite and super elite didn't exist back then) and it is a very fine display model. That said, I have yet to look at the BBR and feel cheated, despite the door issue. So I guess that makes it a good value. Current Ebay prices are at $300+, though it's possible to catch one closer to $200.
Taken as a whole series, they are not that rare, however each color combination was made in limited volumes, and some of those are hard to come by.
Should you get one? If you just want a display model, the Hot Wheels, in either foundation or elite versions should do, but if you want the best then without a doubt you want the BBR.