At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini unveiled the Huracan EVO Spyder on center stage, but at the right corner, there was another reveal, the Aventador SVJ Roadster ... in typical Lamborghini style, the V12 convertible version somehow doesn't get the same attention as the coupe, while the V12 Roadster tends to sell in high numbers.
While the Aventador SVJ Coupe was limited to 600 units, the SVJ Roadster came with a 500-unit production run, but there was an even rarer version of both the Coupe and the Roadster, the '63' edition, as an homage to 1963 when the late Ferruccio Lamborghini founded Automobili Lamborghini SpA, both models were limited to just 63 units, and when they revealed the Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster at the 2019 Monterey Car Week, all of them were already sold out, even if they came with a serious premium over the regular Aventador SVJ Roadster.
The Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster actually was a custom Ad Personam livery that was turned into a limited edition version, the press car was finished in matt grey, which Lamborghini calls Grigio Acheso, a shade that would later return on the Aventador Ultimae Coupe, Centro Stile, and Ad Personam created a set of eight exclusive '63' designs combined with either dry or wet carbon fiber on the roof, engine cover, intakes, window trim, and exterior rearview mirrors, normally, the Leirion wheels came with a matt titanium finish.
In addition to the Grigio Acheso exterior, the Pebble Beach show car had Arancio Dac on the lower trim, the large 63 digits on the front hood and both doors, but also on the SVJ script on both sides of the engine cover, at that time this was exclusive for the SVJ 63 Roadster. Even the center lock of the wheels was finished in Arancio Dac, and not in the usual Rosso.
For the interior a similar color combination was selected, the lightweight carbon fiber sport seats might not be the most comfortable on a long drive, but they do look amazing, in this case, finished in Grigio Octans combined with Grigio Cronus and Arancio Dryope, stitching, and piping came in Bianco.
I know MR made this 'Launch Version' on a 1/18 scale, but it was a highly limited edition, code LAMBO039SE_63, and I never managed to secure one, so when I found out Eidolon was going to release the same car in the same scale, I put in a pre-order right away ... took several months to arrive, but when it finally did, I couldn't be happier.
This is my first Eidolon Lamborghini scale model, I already have a few IDEA-made Countach models, and I love them, but I feel Eidolon is just that little bit better, they are also slightly more expensive, but these are amazing models, inside a large black box with a white cardboard cover, the plinth and display case are wrapped inside a cloth with embossed Eidolon logo, after that the entire thing is wrapped in shrinkwrap, and the plexi top is protected by masking tape, just to give you an idea of how these sealed resin models arrive.
I know there is an error on the MR version, the '63' on the firewall between the seats is in the wrong shade, so I was anxious to know how Eidolon managed their 1/18 scale replica, and at first glance, they did an amazing job, heck, even on second glance this is a stunning model, I really like the look and feel of this matt grey paint with the orangy-red details, which brings me to my first remark, I get the feeling Eidolon didn't catch the right shade for Grigio Acheso here, it should be ever so slightly darker, but not much, so I'm not complaining about this.
One thing that I immediately tried out was the Roadster roof, which comes in one piece on this model, just like it does on MR Aventador Roadster, but contrary to MR, the roof on this Eidolon Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster fits like a glove, and it's finished in carbon fiber ... which brings me to an error Eidolon made on this model, the window surround on the Pebble Beach launch edition was also finished in carbon fiber, MR got this right, Eidolon settled for satin black, what a pity.
And that brings me to the interior, which is amazing to look at, personally, I would go so bold if I was to buy an Aventador SVJ Roadster, but you have to admit it is impressive, to say the least, Eidolon even managed to replicate the Sensonum badging on the speakers in the doors, but then forgot about the white cross-stitching on the dashboard, but other than that, I couldn't really find any other issues, either on the exterior or the interior.
If you really want to nitpick on something, take a closer look at the '63' between the seats, it looks nearly identical to the real car, but look closer at the 'Y' surrounding this 63, they are also spot on I guess, but not the number of Y's around the digits, but that's about all I could really find, other than that this is an amazing model nonetheless, and I couldn't be happier to be able to add it to the collection.
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