The latest addition to the collection is the Chevrolet Corvette C4 by AUTOart. This iconic car has been a staple in American culture for decades, IMO the best platform overall to come from Detroit. I consider it the Porsche 911 of North America. To be honest it wasn’t on the radar but unexpectedly one came up on eBay, local seller too accepted an offer of $100 with local pickup. Based on suggested retail the price was more than reasonable when you place things into perspective, lol. At first I wanted the red but at the last minute I gambled on the black with retro red interior and I’m glad I did!
On to the model… The exterior is nicely painted in charcoal-metallic black paint, working surprisingly well with the red interior. I’m glad I made the decision to switch from red to black. Overall exterior lines are very good. The shutlines around the door could be better but honestly they probably mirror the 1:1, as we all know Detroit isn’t known for attention to detail, and the C4 back in the eighties was a good step in the right direction, but lacked in refinement. Wheels are executed nicely and overall diameter works well with the scale. One item that needs a definite call out is the wrap around headlight mechanism, works flawlessly. Well done AUTOart! 3D front and rear emblems mimic the 1:1 Corvette as well.
The engine bay is to the point nothing really spectacular going on here other than the big ass block. One thing I did like is the classic front hinged hood with the functional prop. Works well, felt as good as full scale automobile. I’m no authority on Corvette so I’ll give AUTOart the benefit of the doubt that the motor lives up to the 1:1.
The interior is nicely fashioned in red, red, red, I think you all have noticed the retro eighties theme here. I like it! It works well. Sparse and to the point, a nice feature here is the removal roof, which carries the red theme to the underside. The rear hatch/glass is functional, and the addition of two working struts is a nice touch. Well done AUTOart!
The Corvette is a staple in America culture. I don’t believe to this point that we’ve seen a C4 Corvette executed to this level present here by AUTOart. If you’re a Corvette fan, or sport’s car fan in general I would highly recommend this diecast. I’m itching to add more Corvettes of the earlier generation, hopefully I can resist as space is at a premium as all collectors know. Enjoy the pics!