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August 14, 2016

Die-cast: Autoart’s Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4

by Mark Savage

Lamborghini Huracan a 1/18-scale hottielambo3

Ferraris are fine, but Lamborghinis have been pressing the styling envelope more during the past 20 years or so. The new Huracan, Spanish for hurricane, continues the Italian car maker’s design dominance.

Long, low and sleek with little slits of headlights and taillights and an engine just behind the supercar’s two bucket seats give the Huracan both an elegant and bullet-like appearance.

Autoart nails it again with this, a composite-bodied model of the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 in a stunning orange pearl paint scheme. This thing will nearly glow on your display shelf.Lamborghini Huracan

The History

The Huracan replaces Lamborghini’s popular and swoopy Gallardo model, the Huracan hitting the streets in late 2014.

As always, the numbers are impressive, a 602-horsepower 5.2-liter V10, built by Audi, and making the car capable of 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds and pushing a top speed of 202 mph. You’ll need at least $242,000 to put a real one in your driveway and if you load one up it’ll cost $320,000. Better sell the house first.Lamborghini Huracan

Designer Filippo Perini created the sleek body and a convertible, Spyder, version also is available. Both it and the coupe have 7-speed dual clutch automated manual transmissions and carbon-ceramic brakes and compete with the likes of Ferrari’s 458 and 488 models and McLaren’s 650S, pretty lofty company.

The Model

Autoart’s model is a beauty, both in its orange pearl paint scheme and its detail. And unlike a few earlier composite-body models, everything opens here, the doors, the hood and the rear engine cover.

Lines are perfect, seams are thin and the fit and finish for the opening bits also are excellent. The aggressive nose features’s Lambo’s bull logo on a badge and there’s black mesh photo-etched grille work in those air scoops under the nose and beneath the tail where quad exhausts exit.Lamborghini Huracan

The Huracan’s projector and LED headlight design looks real and the thin taillights also are well executed. The side mirrors indeed have mirrored surfaces and there’s PE Lamborghini script on the trunk edge’s face.  The rear quarter panels each feature chrome LP 610-4 labeling on the angular air ducts.

There are massive treaded tires at each corner with orange Lamborghini-branded brake calipers and impressive split five-spoke wheels.

All windows feature black trim and the interior features bright orange bucket seats that do a good job of matching the sparkling orange exterior, minus the sparkle. The dash is well detailed as is the console, so if you want to pose the model with doors open it’ll still inspire its viewers.

Naturally that rear hatch opens to show off the Lambo-labeled headers on that big V-10, plus there’s crisscross bracing under the rear window, which creates a stiffer structure and cuts vibration in the full-size supercar.Lamborghini Huracan

It’s hard not to like a bright orange Lamborghini. But in case orange doesn’t move you, the Huracan is available in white, yellow, red and green. All are eye-catching, with the possible exception of white!

Vital Stats: Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4

Maker: Autoart

Scale: 1/18

Stock No.: 74603

MSRP: $170



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