The gonzo edge of supercars is a lofty place where mere mortals (read that: working stiffs like us) seldom get to play. Here, a specialty air intake can cost a few grand; specifying a different wheel, tire or brake combo, four times the amount. Want a special color with that, too? Better raid that lock box you never told the wife about. Lamborghini’s Gallardo is such a car. In base form, it’s a V10-powered screamer that can scare most folks bloodless. But for seekers of the aforementioned edge, there are variants like this LP570-4 Superleggera, a more powerful, lightened (by 88 pounds) and more expensive version. We’ll spare the laundry list of what Lambo has hacked, unbolted, or otherwise pared down to make the car lighter, so we can get right to this excellent (and very orange) model from AUTOart. This “Arianco Borealis Pearl” (a close-to-four grand option) covers a great casting that rolls on black wheels fronting ceramic brakes with orange calipers (sixteen thou, please). The parts and pieces – including real screening in the nose — are sweet; so is the model’s full — and fully detailed — interior, which includes a legibly-gauged dash, and a center stack wearing readable buttons. The lenses are the real deal, and so are the tamped-on and foil-based markings all over; for fifty bucks – options included – this is a hell of a cool little car. — Joe Kelly, Jr.
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