2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera AUTOart - 54611 (diecast)
Produced from 2003 to 2013, the Gallardo was to this day Lamborghini’s best-selling model. Contemporary to the Murciélago, the first generation of the Gallardo was a more gentle car. It’s 4961 cm³ V10 and semi-automatic robotized manual six-speed transmission was less brutish than the absurdly fast Murciélago. In 2008 the second generation of the Gallardo came out. With just minute design improvements it had a bigger engine with a new direct fuel injection system. The LP 570-4 Superleggera (“Super light”) was the last version of the Gallardo, released in March of 2010. It was lighter (1520 kg) and had a bigger (5204 cm³) and more powerful engine, capable of 562 hp.
When I was collecting 1:18, I also had a Gallardo, but back then there was only the first generation “regular” coupe. So it was natural for me to now get the LP 570-4, the top dog of the range. And after the great Skyline R34, it had to be from AUTOart and in “Borealis Orange”. I’m not exactly a fan of cars in loud colors, but that was the color of my old 1:18. Detail-wise I would say this is a step down from the R34 – still a very nice model, but the thick plastic windshield wipers and the molded (not photo-etched) Lamborghini badges detract a bit from the overall impression.
So… Maybe it’s not a fantastic model but for the price it could very well be the best Gallardo in 1:43. With that, a very nice model to have if your a Lamborghini enthusiast.