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REVIEW: AUTOart Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 STS

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale is the ultimate Gallardo to date.  A culmination of light materials, minimalist interior, and phenomenal power plant make this a true street legal race car. Engine specs are as follows: 10 cylinders V 90°, DOHC 4 valves, common-pin crankshaft, producing maximum power of 419 kW (570 CV) at 8000 rpm and maximum torque of 540 Nm at 6500 rpm (398,3 ft lbs at 6500 rpm).  Does AUTOart’s replica keep pace with the original?  Let’s find out…  The Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale is from AUTOart’s Performance Series. What does that mean?  Basically AUTOart’s base or opening price point model line, which includes above average detail.  Packaging includes the inter-plastic skeleton with carded exterior and clear window inserts.

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The exterior of the Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale is captured well, with body lines mimicking the original nicely.  Though shutlines are good, panel gaps aren’t as refined as the 1:1.  The exterior Rosso Andromeda and Black accents work flawlessly with each other, in my opinion the best colour combination available from AUTOart today.  A few things AUTOart did improve upon based on past Gallardos is the front fascia.  Depth and angles of the intakes are more in line with the original car, an oversight that previous models suffered from.  A nice added touch is the STS decal.  Same can be found on the rear spoiler too.  Specking of the rear spoiler AUTOart definitely got the detail here right down to the four screws, second lower spoiler, and paint match fins on either side.  Perforated grilles front and rear are a fixture too.  My only complaint would be the ride height, definitely a miss here.  The model could use 4-5mm drop on the front with the rear supporting 2-3mm drop.

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Other nice details include the 3D logo on the front hood, carbon fiber work (especially on the mirrors), and removable rear hood.  The original car has a removable carbon fiber deck, AUTOart produced theirs in metal.  The attention to detail with the perforated fins and quick release latching are a nice touch.  The hatch is fixed to the car with small magnets. Removing and re-installation of the hood work without issue.

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The wheels are highly detailed in typical AUTOart fashion.  Monster calipers front and rear surround the ceramic rotors.  Wheels are powered coated black and feature the Lamborghini logo in centre.  The entire package works!

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Opening the front hatch, you’ll find a storage area lined with carpet.  Struts on each side add realism and work without issue.  As mentioned above, the rear hatch is removable.  Underneath you’ll find the phenomenal power plant of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 STS.  Most of the detail is there.  What AUTOart failed to do is paint the filter caps for various fluids.  A slight oversight, but something that should be there based on this price point and cost to implement.

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Underneath you’ll find some of the suspension bits highlighted.  The rear sees the same with the bottom end of the power plant slightly visible.  The carbon fiber of the rear bumper continues to flow from the top down.  An opening for the transmission is noticeable which allows a slight view.

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The interior is usually an AUTOart strong point, and again they do come through.  Red accents across all elements of the interior mirror the original nicely.  Execution on AUTOart’s behalf to mimic the interior elements and materials is quite remarkable.  If you look closely, the rear does have a semi-roll cage as aligned to the 1:1.  Carbon fiber work on the doors is nicely executed too.  Well done AUTOart!

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What we have here is most likely one of AUTOart’s most complete efforts in their Lamborghini series, though the failure for AUTOart to dial in the correct ride height leaves me from calling the model near perfect.  If you’re a Lamborghini fan, the Mount Everest of Galladro’s the LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale is a must have.  I don’t know any other manufacturers producing Lamborghinis as well as AUTOart, not to mention the breadth of assortment offered by AUTOart too.  Enjoy the pics!

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  1. Awesome Lamborghini Gallardo

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