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Lamborghini Veneno
Lamborghini Veneno
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by: Brian Culbertson [ BIGFOOTV ]

Introduction

Lamborghini has been one of the world’s leading exotic, high end performance car makers ever since the LP400 and LP500 Countach hit the market in the mid-1970 with its cutting edge design, mid-engine mounted V-12, and scissor opening doors. This design has been the trade mark for all Lamborghini’s since then. The Veneno is the latest model which is based off the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. Both share the same 6.5 litre, V-12 engine, with the Veneno only being slightly faster and lighter than the Aventador. (Aventador, 217 mph vs. Veneno, 221 mph. See below specs.) Both have been classified as “Super cars.”

Fujimi has released their 1/24th scale version for the Veneno Coupe, which debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in 2013, and as of Dec. 2013, the Veneno is the most expensive production car in the world with a price tag of $4.5 million dollars. Only 5 exist in the world. 2 Lamborghini kept and 3 went to customers. The Veneno also comes in a Roadster version.

The Veneno Coupe comes in three different kits from Fujimi, RS-1 BASIC KIT, RS-94 DETAILED ENGINE KIT, and the kit I’ll be reviewing, RS-30 with PHOTO ETCHED PARTS. All of which are available in Fujimi’s 1/24th Rial Sports Car series at www.fujimimokei.com.

For those of you that are into the technical aspects of the real thing, you can find them at www.lamborghini.com and let me tell you they are very impressive.
Top speed: 221 mph.
Weight: 3,285 lbs. which is a power to weight ratio for 4.38 lbs. /HP.
0-62 mph: 2.9 seconds
Max. Power: 750 hp. @ 8,400 rpm
Max. Torque: 509 ft. lbs. @ 5,500 rpm
Displacement: 396.5 cu. In.

Review

When I received this kit I noticed that in the upper right hand corner of the box we have the Lamborghini company logo. The box itself is the typical card-type packaging with a photo of the finished Veneno kit. All of the box dimensions, product description, color scheme used, and company information are printed in Japanese. This is a licensed Lamborghini product with the gold seal next to the UPC coding.

Opening the kit, we find that we have a total of 13 parts sprues, containing 154 parts, with the main body parts molded in a white, poly-styrene plastic. The frame, interior, sub-frame, rims, and other parts are molded in a black poly-styrene plastic. The wind shield, door windows, headlights, marker lights, rear window, and wind shield wiper blades are clear poly-carbon plastic. There is one sprue with seven chrome plated accent parts. Some parts will be replaced be the photo etched sprue contained in the kit.

There is a decal sheet, silver colored photo etched parts sprue, with an instruction sheet printed in color showing placement of the grill screens, foot pedals, disc brakes, 5-point safety belt, gear shift panels, mirrors, and placement of the Lamborghini logo on the kit. There is a small sheet which appears to be for masking the windows when painting. The purpose of this sheet is not clear since the instructions are in Japanese.

The instruction sheet is printed in Japanese and contains 11 photo steps, printed front and back folded into 4 sections. A paint and marking sheet is also included.

The tires for this kit are made of vinyl rubber material with a “brick” type tread pattern. The rear tires are larger than the front tires in width. This provides a bigger foot print on wet roads. The rims are a seven spoke design and appear to have a single racing type center lug nut set up.

When inspecting the sprues, I did not notice any flash, however there are mold marks on the underside, which are hardly noticeable and will be covered up during construction.

The body panels have very clean, crisp, sharp edges, and show no sign of wrapping or any other malfunctions in the molding process. This appears to be true throughout the whole kit.



SUMMARY
Highs: Very well molded, no cleaning of flashing needed with this kit. Detail of photo etched parts seems to be spot on along with other exterior details. High level of detail throughout this kit.
Lows: Instruction are in Japanese, no foil strips of the 5-point safety belt system are provided. Those will have to be scratch made, minor detail. Majority of this kit is molded in black, priming is recommended, and this includes the engine area to show.
Verdict:
Percentage Rating
98%
  Scale: 1:24
  Mfg. ID: RS-30
  Suggested Retail: $50.73 U.S.
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  PUBLISHED: Nov 24, 2015
  NATIONALITY: Italy
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 84.13%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 83.62%

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About Brian Culbertson (BigfootV)
FROM: COLORADO, UNITED STATES

Retried Long Haul Truck Driver, currently attending Culinary school in Denver. Construction for 15 yrs., Drummer for 10 yrs. away from work. Married, one child, 20 yr old with Autism. Model builder since 1977. Started with 1/48 aircraft, WW2, lost interest. Toyed around with other scales, then fou...

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Comments

Nice review! Ive got the Aventador Roadster kit and it is well moulded with hardly any flashing, i prefer the roadster lambo's, the Veneno Roadster is so cool id happily get shafted by parcel forces £13.50 highway robbery tax to get one from Japan if i could. I think they are making a Sesto Elemento too? cool kits!
NOV 29, 2015 - 03:54 AM
Hello Bob, thanks. I've been secretly building the kit while I've been driving around the country. Yes folks, I had to go back to truck driving. I'm on home time, so I'll be posting the progress that I've done along with some concerns I've run into. See ya in the funnies..........
DEC 12, 2015 - 12:24 PM
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