Take the latest all-wheel-drive Murcielago, add a big wing and some aero tweaks, pump the V-12 engine up to 670 Italian-born stallions, and you’ve got a 200-plus MPHhot rod Lambo capable of reaching 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds. That’s what Italians call “Super Veloce”. Minichamps’ new 1/43 diecast model is an exceptionally precise scaling of the car, wearing the same bright yellow color worn by the SV featured on the cover of the November 2009 Road & Track, minus the cover beauty’s Euro-spec amber side reflectors. Its rounded-wedge shape is dead on from every angle, and the flawless paint is set off by crisply printed black window moldings and silver “Lamborghini” and “SV” badges. Trim details on the V-12 can be seen through the unique rear deck windows, and the upholstery patterns, instrument faces, and console details are accurate, as well. There are asymmetric-tread tires on each authentic star-pattern wheel, and black carbon-ceramic disks with correct yellow Lambo-badged calipers are visible behind them. Cap all this off with well-done, relief-molded chassis detail on the baseplate, and you have a superb model of a true supercar. Bellissimo. – Wayne Moyer
Aug 22, 2012 No Comments
About the authorI have been a car guy since my early teens. From managing a performance center on Long Island NY to being a partner of the world’s largest traveling global car show series; my career path has taken me on an exciting journey. I have consulted for MTV, McDonalds, Turtle Wax, Dodge and other high profile companies and have been published in multiple automotive journals. Alpha Penguin Publishing recruited me to co-author “The Complete Idiots Guide to Customizing Your Ride” for which one of my cars graces the cover.My diecast addiction began about 12 years back. My girlfriend at the time knew I was saving for a Mustang Cobra. She thought it would be humorous and purchased a diecast version to hold me over for a while. What was an initial joke struck a chord because I was fascinated with how Hot Wheels could make such a cool replica for a buck. The next time we went shopping I stopped in the toy aisle and ended up purchasing additional Hot Wheels and a few Jada vehicles. Well you all know the story from here; one shelf led to a book case. The book case quickly became an apartment filled with hundreds of HotWheels, Jada and other 1:64th scale replicas. Next came my introduction to 1:24th and 1:18th scale die cast and twelve years later I am the proud owner of a collection that is displayed in a 2000sq foot facility with a current count of over 12 thousand unique pieces. My then girlfriend, now wife, has a lot of patience for my hobby and my two little girls enjoy it with us too.Today I find myself fascinated with all scales and all models of customized vehicles. From tuners to rat rods, lead sleds to pro street drag. I do have an appreciation for the well delivered OEM vehicles as well. Most of all I enjoy the hunt to complete a set or series of vehicles. I look forward to being a part of DieCast X Magazine and helping to strengthen, grow and deliver our hobby to people who do not know how rewarding it is to an individual and a family.
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