Well, it’s been a while since I put some ink to paper, or should I say hit the keys on the keyboard. This review is for the AUTOart 1:18 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary car. If you know the Lamborghini Countach, the 25th Anniversary model is just that little bit more. What I mean is the original car was off the wall in terms of styling, the 25th Anniversary car features an even more odd-ball body kit/panels that is just fitting for the name and era. Recently, the car was made famous in the hit flick “Wolf of Wall Street”, and rumour has it, to make the scene as authentic as possible, a true original 25th car was destroyed. What a shame!
This piece from AUTOart is considered a ‘Signature’ model. A typical black box with styrofoam shell is the immediate presentation. I choose the white on black as it was the colour I liked best, and it was fitted with the rear spoiler. Note, I’m not an authority on the Lamborghini brand so the review will not be in-depth, geared instead towards overall execution and presentation. Lambodiecast can fill in the void lol.
The exterior of the model is flawless. The paint is consistent throughout, panel gaps and shutlines are very good. Overall ride height seems to be in line with the photos I studied, though I did notice differences on the models, some have front and rear side markers that aren’t present on the AUTOart replica. This is most likely based on safety equipment required for cars that are marketed throughout the globe.
One thing I did notice while taking the model out of the box is that it is extremely light. This indicates a lot more plastic than diecast metal here, though it doesn’t take away from the model at all. The model also comes equipped with pop-up headlights, 3D badges front and rear. AUTOart even went as far as sticking the rear badges into the panel, nice touch!
The wheels are typical AUTOart, just beautiful execution. You can also see the brake running gear behind the wheels too.
The rear has two accessible areas, a small storage area just under the rear wing and a motor department. I was very surprised at the level of detail found within the motor, excellent! The accompanying photos will highlight this. The front storage area is nicely detailed as per the original car. Note that there are struts found for each opening bit, nice touch AUTOart.
Inside, you’ll find the fully detailed cockpit in black. Execution is above average, with full attention to all aspects of the cockpit. One thing I did notice is that there isn’t any carpeting. Is this typical of the Countach or 25th? Someone let me know.
Overall, this is yet another fine piece from AUTOart. If you’re looking for diecast with opening parts you are going to pay more as the trend from all brands is the move to resin and sealed models. The Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary isn’t for everyone, but for a Lamborghini fan like me it’s a must. You won’t be disappointed either, enjoy the pics!