A very nice and important part of Automobili Lamborghini SpA history, the race version of the well known Lamborghini Gallardo V10 model, prepared for GT3 racing by Reiter Engineering in 2005 it would become a worldwide success in both GT3 and GT2 racing over time.
This orange 1/43 model by Looksmart shows the actual presentation model made to comply with FIA regulations, note the big front spoiler, widened front fenders and those trademark fins on the side ahead of those cross spoke wheels.
Reiter also mounted a large rear wing and changed the original engine cover for a lightweight one that provided additional cooling for the V10 Bull underneath, add a new exhaust system to the package and you end up with a stunning Gallardo GT3 car.
Looksmart managed to produce a very nice scale model of this GT3 race car, finished in trademark metallic orange with black parts it looks really amazing, as usual Looksmart managed to get all those small details right on this small 1/43 scale, a work of art on itself actually.
Today this model is completely sold out and if you would like to add it to your collection you'll have to turn your attention to the second hand or swap market ... I managed to locate one for a very decent price becasue there were a few faults on this specific model, they are all rectified now and it is back in pristine condition now apart from an external rear view mirror ... but that doesn't mean I like it less.
If you are able to find a Looksmart Lamborghini for a normal price don't hesitate, these hand built models are only rising in value, so adding it to your collection is both a good investment and a stunning model to enjoy.
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