I finally found some time to sit my rear down and write this review. The car in question is the latest Lamborghini from the AUTOart brand, the 1:18 Aventador LP750-4 SV. The car itself needs no introduction; this is the SV or Superveloce, and the 6th variant (if I’m not mistaken) of the Aventador Lamborghini from the franchise. AUTOart’s version is the first in composite, past models were completed in good old diecast.
From an exterior point of view I went with the newly available Blu LeMans exterior. Two reasons, it looks great and I love Blue on sport cars! Execution of the paint overall is real good. There are some less than desirable areas, air intakes for example, but nothing that really detracts from the overall fit and finish.
If you read my past reviews I wasn’t sold on AUTOart’s paint techniques on their early models. I would hope they listened to criticism and made adjustments. It seems they have, as the last models to arrive from their composite line have definitely improved.
The body lines of the Aventador SV seem to mirror the original 1:1 well. Carbon fibre work on the various parts are executed nicely and the weave pattern more than acceptable. Nice work AUTOart. Panel gaps and shutlines throughout are excellent on my example.
The front of the Aventador SV is aggressive in nature, and rightly so. All grilles are crafted with perforated metal grilles. Well done. Headlight detail is very good and overall fit and finish is spot on.
The rear is much the same. Full perforated grilles throughout. Two elements take centre stage is the large upper Black spoiler (fixed) and the lower quad exhaust tips. I do wish AUTOart worked a little more finesse into the overall appearance of the exhaust, given it a more metal feel. If you remember some of the older AUTOart Lamborghini’s, the Murcielago for example were so good in fact it truly looked like metal!
The front storage on the model is accessible. Beautiful engineering is used in the hinge work and strut is present for the added realism. Compartment too is fully flocked and authentic to the eyes. Operation of the hood open and close is flawless with shutlines very tight. The only down side the package seems somewhat fragile due to the composite materials. This is definitely not a toy, so I would avoid repeated open/close ventures.
The motor area on the Aventador SV is accessible too; the V12 motor from Lamborghini can be enjoyed by all. I was pleasantly surprised at the overall detail and execution; it seems AUTOart upped their game slightly on materials, textures and overall fit and finish. The excellent hinge work from the hatch open/close operation seems to be re-engineered slightly from the diecast series of Lamborghini’s. Operation again is flawless here, though as mentioned earlier I would avoid repeated operation.
The wheels on the Aventador SV are found painted in Black. Red centres and logos adorn each corner. Overall beautiful work! Though it seems placement of the logo is somewhat off centre, definitely a miss at the quality control station. Red calipers and ceramic discs complete the package, execution here is excellent.
Inside the Aventador SV features a no-nonsense interior; all elements are captured well and mirror the original 1:1. A mix of carbon fibre and various Black materials complete the package. Red lining is found in the seats. I personally love the Red grab handle on each door.
Speaking of doors the open and close operation is similar to what is utilized in their diecast series. Each is opened by pressing the operational door handle forward, then slightly pushing outwards to the release the door from the lock position. The doors themselves are spring loaded and strut supports are found, though my example did prove to have one door sit lower than the other.
The AUTOart Aventador LP750-4 SV is a beautiful example of supercar from the AUTOart brand. The move to composite from diecast isn’t too hard of a transition, well at least for me. Paint and overall exterior lines are excellent. Motor detail is superb, as well as interior. The biggest misses for me is the poorly placed logos on the wheels and the overall feel of the composite versus diecast material. The model seems fragile and possibly prone to failure? Also the question need to be asked, how will this material age through the years, and will it hold-up to the rigors of a simple open and close function? Ask me in a few years. This aside AUTOart has produced an wonder example of the Aventador LP750-4 SV, she sits proudly next to her brothers and sisters. Enjoy the pics!