What hasn’t been said of the AUTOart 1:18 McLaren 720S that hasn’t already been said… We reviewed the Glacier White edition back in October, please read the in-depth review HERE. We promised to show you alternative colours when possible, and likely the most popular of the available colour assortment is Azores Orange Metallic.
As for the model in exterior Azores Orange Metallic, we find zero improvements on the areas of attention we noted within the initial review. It isn’t easy capturing the Azores Orange Metallic paint in photos, however, we gave it our best effort. Do we like it? Absolutely! In the end, colour is subjective, and we always say BUY what you like best! Enjoy the pics!
I don’t want to be overly critical, especially for an effort as great as this. I have a lot of Autoart’s 1/18 cars. Certainly a lot of work went into producing a car with such attention to detail, and at a reasonable price point for a 360.
However, as someone else mentioned before, the gas door is an issue. After all that stunning attention to detail everywhere else, why would they just mold the outline for the gas door? Because it’s so obvious, it really detracts from and negates all the other efforts at detail.
I was on the fence about getting this car, since it’s not my favorite design, but I was thinking of getting it for sentimental value, having seen it at the 2017 Geneva autoshow in person.
But somehow that fuel door just jabs me in the eyes. It reminds me of the molded lines of a $10 model kit at a craft store. Even if the door didn’t open (overkill), why couldn’t they just have a separate part that glues in place to simulate a real door? It seems like a real shame after all that effort to miss an obvious feature.
Not dismissing your request for an accessible fuel cap, as it is a valid point. We are still amazed at what motivates or excites each collector.
That’s very diplomatic, but you can say it, it’s a pretty nutty nitpick. Don’t get me wrong, I love Autoart’s cars, even the composite ones. I own a lot of Autoart 1/18 subjects, and I appreciate the work it takes to put something like this into production.
Just to clarify, I meant the fuel door doesn’t have to operate, just be a separate part glued in place so the gap is real. Real gaps can add some realism, even if the parts don’t operate (trunks, hoods, etc). Just MHO, thanks for listening.