I actually bought the white version of this car back in late 2015, when these first came out from AUTOart, paid €145 for it at that time, and I was happy with that, I like plain white racecars like this, with no sponsor decals, no distractions, just being able to admire the car and the additional aero parts on their own.
And I wasn't really looking to add the other three shades AUTOart released for this model, but when this orange (Arancio Borealis) one came around at a discount I just couldn't resist adding her for only €52 ... and this even triggered me to look around for the other shades too, which I was also able to add at heavily discounted prices in the end.
This really is a very nice model of the car that preceded the Huracan Super Trofeo race car, and at such a discounted price these are extremely good value for money, I couldn't find any problems on the outside of this scale car, the grilles are very nice, they look correct, the red 'tow rings' are correct too and are mounted on the same position Reiter installed them on the real car, the brake calipers nicely show the 'Brembo' logo ... as they should, and even the disk brakes are the race specs 'grooved' ones ... very nicely done AutoArt.
I was also very impressed with that massive rear wing, finished in clear carbon fiber and proudly showing the Lamborghini script ... but what really impressed me was the fact AutoArt went to the trouble of having all those tiny holes made on the struts ... which in real life allow this big wing to be positioned just right to create enough downforce on the specific track the car is racing on ... a stunning detail AutoArt got just right.
While being at the rear you'll also notice the two special exhaust pipes in the upper grille of the rear bumper, that is the custom Reiter Engineering race exhaust system, but I do want to draw your attention to the grille underneath the passenger side taillight ... note that small hole with the pin sticking out ... that is where the compressed air is connected during a pit stop to raise the car so they can change the wheels ... a small detail perhaps, but perfectly executed by AutoArt once again on this model.
The quick fuel fillers on both sides look great, the side windows have embossed 'sliding windows' which is nice, a real sliding section would be next to impossible ... it might have been a nice idea to have the driver side actually in the 'open' position, but that's just me.
The wheels on this scale model are correct, Reiter is using OZ Racing wheels on these Gallardo GT3 FL2 cars, and that red central lock is correct too ... strange thing about this AutoArt model is the fact the left side shows red center locks while the right side has blue central locks ... didn't notice that at first, but it seems the matte grey and the orange one also have two different shades left and right, I don't think this is an error, it just seems odd to me, on the press photos from Reiter Engineering their GT3 FL2 had red locks all around.
One thing I prefer on the AutoArt model and that isn't really correct to the real car is the lettering on the tires ... this model shows a large PZERO and Pirelli logo on the sidewalls, and I love it this large, but the real car has them a lot smaller in fact ... so while not really correct I do prefer it this way.
You might think the rear wheels are too far up into the wheel well, but that is in fact correct to the real car, the suspension is totally adjustable and when racing on a smooth track Reiter will in fact run her this low to the ground ... each little bump will have sparks emerging from underneath the car ... very impressive.
The double 'canards' on the side of the front bumper look just like the real thing too, and that large air vent on the side is just the icing on the cake here, naturally, those two triangular vents in front of the windshield are part of the FL2 evolution, so AutoArt put them in place ... inspired by the Sesto Elemento I guess.
So let's open the doors and take a look inside ... the first thing you'll notice is the amount of detail inside this race car ... it is all there, the digital dashboard cluster, the detachable steering wheel with the spiral connection, the new central console with custom switches, the fire extinguisher in the corner, the full rollover cage ... it is all there ... even the display in place of the rearview mirror inside ... an actual mirror would be useless with the new engine cover, so a camera has been mounted ... and AutoArt picked up on that detail.
The driver seat is an original Reiter Engineering unit and the multi-point seats belts have been downscaled nicely too ... there is a large white box next to the driver in the spot of a passenger seat ... so AutoArt really made an effort to have lots of details on the interior of what is a rather Spartan race car in the end.
So is this a must-have scale model? If you do not own one of these AUTOart made Gallardo GT3 FL2 models yet, you really should add at least one of the four possible shades to your collection, this is a special racecar from Lamborghini in the end, the last one Reiter Engineering GmbH was able to build before Lamborghini's own Squadra Corse took over with the in-house developed Huracán Super Trofeo and GT3 variants.
Originally released in September 2015.
Photos © LAMBOdiecast