Pagani Zonda R by AUTOart

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments by


I have just added the most amazing 1:18 model to my collection:  The Pagani Zonda R by AUTOart !  This is a car that in 1:1 surely establishes a high water mark for visual impact, performance, expense and sheer impracticality ! 

In 1:18 scale it is nothing but a stunning testimony of how really great AUTOart can be !   With this car and with all their “Signature Series” they have really demonstrated that they can build a model that competes with CMC, BBR and Exoto.  AUTOart’s Zonda R is absolutely awash in beautiful machined, photoetch, stamped photoetch and noble parts.  It is just breathtaking !  The simulated carbon fibre is smoothly tampo printed on the exterior surfaces of the car but the interior surfaces additionally carry forward the texture of  the carbon fiber just as the real body panels would have looked being created in a bagged female mold.

There is so much to look at, you really have to lock the door and get out the high-powered magnifying glass to see details that might otherwise be overlooked.

I will be doing a full review on this little beauty in the upcoming Winter edition of DiecastX Magazine, but if this excites you as much as it does me, I’d get my bucks on the counter before these are all gone.  Remember all the trouble you had getting your copy of AUTOart Signature’s LeMans-winning Mazda 787B !

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Diecast collecting is the closest thing to an addiction I have. I love the little cars and enjoy opening the eyes of non-participants to what's involved in the hobby. I started collecting Dinky Toys (still have all of them) when I was about 10 years old and eventually moved to 1:14 and 1:18 Bburagos in the 80's. The higher end 1:18 diecast began to make their way into my collection in 1995. Currently I have approximately 300 - 320 models in my collection. Mostly 1:18, but also have a collection of fourteen 1:6 engines and eleven 1:12 cars. My primary focus is race cars and sports cars. Specifically Formula 1, Indy, CanAm, TransAm, Endurance (LeMans, Sebring, Daytona, etc.), Drag racing cars, USRRC, Hot Rods & Bonneville/Dry Lakes. I also have a few NASCAR, Dirt Track and Movie cars. A big part of the fun of the hobby for me is comparing notes and relating to other collectors who have similar interests to my own. I particularly follow the boards on Scale18 ( and Forum 18 on the Diecast Zone. I was one of the original in-house reviewers for the Diecast Zone ( starting in 1995. I Wrote box histories for Precision Miniatures Altereds, Mazmanian 'Vette and '33 Willys Gasser series..... a big thrill was seeing my name is on the bottom of the boxes.
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