Lamborghini Veneno - Fujimi 1:24 - Ádám Kovács

Ádám Kovács applied to build a super sports car. The original car had a $ 4 million price tag when it was unveiled, making it one of the most expensive mass-produced cars of all time. Very interesting construction.

The Lamborghini Veneno is a limited production high performance sports car manufactured by Italian automobile manufacturer Lamborghini. Based on the Lamborghini Aventador, the Veneno was developed to celebrate Lamborghini's 50th anniversary. It was introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. When introduced, it had a price of US$4,000,000, making it one of the most expensive production cars in the world.

The engine is a development of the Aventador's 6.5-litre V12 and generates a power output of 750 PS (552 kW; 740 hp) at 8,400 rpm and 690 N⋅m (509 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,500 rpm.

The Veneno is Lamborghini's interpretation of a racing prototype built for the road. The front of the car is designed for maximum airflow and improved downforce. The redesigned front and rear arches direct air around the car in order to reduce excessive lift and aid in generating downforce.

The smooth underbody ensures that the airflow is not interrupted. The large carbon-fibre rear wing connected to the car via an LMP-style central fin is three-way adjustable. The wheels of the car (measuring 20-inch at the front and 21-inch at the rear) have a turbine-like design and direct air to cool the car's carbon ceramic braking system.

The design of the Veneno is a large departure from the previous styling of Lamborghini models. The design is inspired by Sports prototypes and racing cars. The Y-shaped design elements are a carryover from the Aventador's design language while the rear wheel arches hark back to the Countach. The vented engine cover improves cooling to the engine, while the extreme aerodynamic elements present on the car signify its track-focused characteristics.

Lamborghini built just five examples of the Veneno Coupé: one for factory testing (dubbed car number zero), one retained for the factory, and three cars for customers, all of which were customised to customer specifications. In addition to the coupé, only nine units of the roadster were produced. The prototype, Car Zero, is finished in Grigio Telesto (medium grey) and includes an Italian flag vinyl on both sides of the car.

I am planning to build all Lamborghini car models at some point. One important step of this journey is the Veneno. I would emphasize te word important, because I don't think they have a more extreme and exotic car than this. I find the design overwhelming, futuristic while elegant and powerful at the same time.

Only one manufacturer made a kit from it, in the year it was introduced. It has three variants: a standard, one with ful engine, and one deluxe edition. I would loved to build it with full engine, but it took more than a year to find a standard variant, so I'm satisfied with that.

I consider Fujimi a good manufacturer. Some would argue with that at this point, but my opinion just got better after I finished the kit. I think it is an awsome kit, with very impressive fitting. Flash is practicly non-existant, and the design is almost perfect. I would venture that is at the level of a newer Tamiya.

Virtually half of the kit is a body part, grille, air intake etc. It is easily the most difficult body i had to deal with, and the shapes did not make my work easier. Nevertheless, thanks to the foresight of Fujimi, it has positioners everywhere.

I follow the given colours very seldomly, so I tried to give the project a little flawor of my own. The white plastic was sprayed with Green Stuff World black primer, and the base colour was AK Extreme Metal Stainless Steel. Then Green Stuff World Holographic 2 was next, thats why it has a little rainbow effect. I used Mr. Color GX100 the first time, and I polished it with Tamiya compounds. I have to say, I'm very impresed with this clear and definitely will use it again.

I tried to spice up the blackness of the interior with some red, it's not stock, but I think it looks better. The rims were stock black as well, I sprayed them AK Extreme Metal Chrome to give it more contrast.

One thing bothered me, the thinness of the decals. They were too fragile for me. The biggest mistake I made is to decal the tires first, and not on the rims, cause the decals tear, when I put them together. Something I have to look out for in the future.

I would say it was a good thing the red strips came as decals in the kit, but I don't know who would bother with folding them on the edges, I clearly wouldn't.

Another odd thing is, they included the window masks, but I had to cut them out. Maybe it's just me, but I never seen this before. Honestly I didn't bother much with the engine, it's just a plate, and you can't see anything from it anyway.

All in all its a fantastic kit, and I'm very happy I built it. The whole time I was thinking: "how wicked are these italians to design these shapes." So I enyojed it very much, learned a lot and I don't think that I could find a more difficult body, but if I did, I would bravely look forward to it.