The car on this page is the brand new 1/18 scale model made by MR Collection in a very limited production run, mine sits on the classic leather base but MR also offers it on a stunning carbon fiber base ... which suits this car very well as you might imagine, but puts a nice premium on the already steep msrp.
I know some of you could park a real Lamborghini in your living room, but somehow I don't seem to be able to convince my wife this is a good idea, so I have to be happy with some scale cars in display cabinets, and therefore this amazing looking MR made Sesto Elemento joined six other Raging Bulls in 1/18 scale made by them, that's right, I already had all Lamborghini models made by MR in 1/18 (I prefer this larger scale over the smaller 1/43 collector scale), naturally their Reventon, after that the Reventon Roadster, but also the LP670-4 Murciélago SV and the China Edition of this Super Veloce. To top the list I also got the LP670-4 R-SV in original Reiter Engineering trim and in a stunning matt black ... and now the carbon fiber wrapped Sesto Elemento joins the club (note that I'm eagerly awaiting the MR made Aventador in 1/18 too ...)
What people often ask me : 'are these MR models worth the staggering price they demand, they are sealed body models, so why spend that much cash if you could get an AutoArt or a Kyosho for one third or even less money where all doors and hoods open ?'
And my answer is simple ... Yes ! Sure these are expensive, but what with the Lamborghini name or label isn't, right ? And yes these are sealed body model, nothing opens on them, so what, at least that way I don't get dust inside the car and both the interior and engine are still highly detailed anyway. However the most important reason for me to buy these models is the fact they are mostly available years ahead of any other model car builder. Take the Reventon Roadster for instance ... MR is still the only one that has built it, also the Murciélago LP670-4 Super Veloce ... both Norev and AutoArt are talking about it for ages, but none of them can be bought at this time while I've been admiring both my glossy white SV and my China Edition for over 12 months already.
But back to the Sesto Elemento now, as the real car isn't available for purchase at this time, and even when it will become available only a select few will be able to buy it, one because of it's price and two because it will be a limited edition anyway ... so getting a high profile scale model like the MR version isn't such a bad idea after all ... it's still a lot cheaper, and it doesn't take up that much space in the garage ...
So I had this one on pre-order the moment I heard it would be built, had to show some serious patience before I received it, but once opening the box all this fades in the background, I got hold of number 111, I love those special numbers, remember MR is only building 299 of these, so they will remain rather rare anyway.
On this type of car the Carbon Fiber is a print that is applied on a black body, if MR would be building this baby in real carbon fiber I don't think many of us would be able to afford it, it would most likely tripple or quadruple the price ... would be nice however, but not likely to happen.
MR did a great job on the Sesto Elemento, the carbon looks nice, it's very well scaled down to 1/18 and all the details are there, the red pads in the interior, the 'aired' dashboard, the engine can be seen and if you look close you can even find the red spring on the suspension at the back.
Bottom line : is this car worth the money ? For me it is a definate yes, I know it's a lot of money, it would buy you up to three AutoArt models ... but that's not relevant here, MR is the only one building the Sesto Elemento, so no matter how much it costs, it's worth it ... I couldn't afford it if they would raise their prices, but that's another issue.
This is my seventh 1/18 MR model, so I've already spent way too much money on these ... still I've ordered the Aventador by MR too, I know, I'm weak ... I couldn't resist.
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