In July 2019 LB-Works published 3D-renders of what looked like a straight-up Huracan racecar, something even more aggressive looking than the Super Trofeo or even the GT3 racers from Squadra Corse, called the LB-Silhouette WORKS Huracan GT, extremely wide, very low to the ground and with a massive rear wing integrated into the bodywork, almost reminding us of the Ferrari F40 rear wing.
Do keep in mind that back in 2019 Lamborghini didn't have a street-legal race car yet, the Huracan STO wouldn't arrive until November 2020, so in 2019 it made sense for Kato-San to come up with such an elaborate restyle of the Lamborghini V10 model, but it would take a few more months before we would finally see the real car finished, and the LB-Silhouette WORKS Huracan GT was presented in white with visible carbon fiber details, just like this latest AUTOart model.
But first back to the real car, the LB-Silhouette WORKS Huracan GT is the third iteration from LB-Works, there is a 'normal fenders' version, the 'wide fender' version we all know, and now this extreme LB-Silhouette edition, and if you want to opt for this latest kit in a combination of FRP and carbon fiber you'll have to part with about $61,000, and get this, there is even a version for the Huracan Spyder too, but that one won't include the amazing engine cover with the vertical fin.
But that $61K will only get you the kit, which doesn't include the air ride suspension (usually another $10K), the wheels (you can go really crazy with those), nor the FI Exhaust, which is another $11K ... add the work to fit the kit and get it painted and you'll probably be looking at a total cost of about $100,000 all said and done.
If you look at the current price of the Huracan STO, which is well over the $400,000 mark, with prices for an LP610 a little over $200,000 ... you could be driving an LB-Silhouette WORKS Huracan GT for about $300,000 all-in, and probably even less if you start with an LP610-4 or an LP580-2 that has been involved in an accident, which would be a good idea as you'll be replacing just about every single body part anyway.
The entire kit consists of a new front bumper, a lower bumper fin, Racing canards, a new rear bumper with a massive rear diffuser, that high-riding rear wing, a brand new engine cover that uses the original hinges, so no awkward two-person deal as seen on the STO, wider front fenders, rear replacement fenders, and the front hood with air vents, so only the roof and the doors seem to be kept from the original car anyway, and the lights naturally.
So did AUTOart do a good job of recreating this model on a 1/18 scale, at first glance I would wholeheartedly say yes, this model looks amazing, the white contrasts nicely with the black parts and carbon fiber details on the exterior, and just like the launch livery from Kato-san, this model comes with a two-tone black and white interior, with standard comfort seats, but those were there in the real car too.
But if you look closer, you'll start to notice a few differences, now keep in mind I'm comparing to the real car, the first unveiling, and as usual that car was still modified later on, but let's take a look at the real car and this new AUTOart model: most of the decals on the exterior are present, but there is a CSR2 decal missing on the sides of the front bumper, just like an ADVAN on the front bumper ahead of the headlights.
The decal on the door looks correct, as does the LB logo on the front fender, but on the rear fender, in front of the rear wheel things look different, the middle decal is different, and the decal on top of the windshield seems to be correct while that massive LBWK on the rear wing wasn't there on the launch spec.
But the most important difference between the real LB-Silhouette WORKS Huracan GT and this AUTOart scale model is the roof, it is satin black on the 1/18 version, and I do love it, but the real car didn't have that, the roof was still Bianco Monocerus, just like the rest of the car.
So does this mean AUTOart made a mistake on this scale model? No, they didn't, as today there is an almost exact LB-Silhouette WORKS Huracan GT out there, in Bianco Monocerus, with black roof, with the large LBWK decal on the carbon fiber rear wing, and with the correct decals on the rear lower fender ... only the ADVAN decal is still missing on the AUTOart version, but that's a small detail.
So in the end I'm really happy with this latest Lamborghini 1/18 scale model from AUTOart, and yes, I also got the metallic yellow version in my collection, and it is very nice too, but that one will be covered in her review.
Originally released in June 2023.
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