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Autoart Lamborghini Murcielago Review
Authored by Gary
 
 
 

Wheels, Brakes and Undercarriage

The rims are beautiful, with amazing detail. The lugnuts are very well defined, and the small rivets at the end of each spoke are just as well defined and detailed. The center Lamborghini logo is a tampo, but is nicely detailed and applied. The tires have realistic tread, and feel soft. They’re also marked “P zero”, very rare for AA’s. The brake discs are photoetch pieces. They look cross drilled at first glance, but seem to be only “dimpled”. The callipers are very detailed, with Lamborghini tampoed. Note the rear brakes have two callipers, and the smaller one is just as well-detailed. The discs of course move with the tires, whereas the callipers stay static. The undercarriage is quite detailed, with suspension details, and a lot of engine detail. I especially like the gunmetal coloured exhaust pipes, and the 2 small springs on the rear suspension.

Engine

The plastic engine cover opens on very small hinges, and stays up. This model has a very good engine. The carbon fiber parts look realistic, and the Lamborghini logos are nicely molded. The bull logo is a tampo. There is real metal mesh around the engine. The engine is rudimentarily wired, and is a separate piece. The colour detailing is very good, with a part of the engine in orange.

 

Interior

The interior is very well made here. The dashboard is detailed, and I especially like the chrome-surrounded air vents. However, the plastics used makes it feel very “cheap”, I don’t know if this was the same case in the 1:1. The instrument cluster is only a sticker, but it’s convincing. The center console is well-detailed, especially the part under the gear shifter. The shifter is chromed, and looks to be on the large side, but is realistic. The steering wheel is well padded as well. The pedals could be better detailed though. Throughout the cabin, there is carpet, but doesn’t feel as realistic as the more recent AA models. The seats are two-tone black and grey, with black hard plastic parts and suede textured grey parts. The seatbelts are fabric with separate plastic buckles. The door opens upwards on discrete hinges, and do NOT stay up. To get the door open, one has to press the little plastic button, hold it, and then pull the door up. It’s very annoying to do this everytime, so here’s a tip I got from my friend. Pull the door outwards, and then pull up, this negates the need to push the button. The door sides are very plasticky, but have adequate detail, including a speaker and some detail painting. The front trunk opens on almost invisible hinges, which are very well done. The trunk door stays up, and reveals a carpeted trunk. There’s nothing in the trunk though.

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