Monogram 1/24 Lamborghini Diablo VT Kit First Look
By Jeff Conrad, Front Range Auto Modelers (FRAM)
|Date of Review||January 2012||Manufacturer||Monogram|
|Subject||Lamborghini Diablo VT||Scale||1/24|
|Kit Number||0889||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Nicely detailed kit||Cons||See text|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$16.95|
The Lamborghini Diablo was the first Lamborghini to run over 200 mph when first introduced in 1991, and was the fasted production car ever made at that time. The VT version was released to the public in 1993. The VT differs from the standard Diablo (Spanish for Devil) in many ways, most notably is its use of Viscous Traction, Lamborghini's version of all wheel drive. The VT could direct up to 25% of its 492 horsepower V-12 engine power to the front wheels when the rear wheels loose traction, improving the cars handling. Produced from 1991 to 2001, its form, power and legend will live on for many years to come.
- Scale: 1:24
- Skill Level: 2
- Assembly: Glue
- Paint: Required
- Molded in: White, red, and clear styrene and black vinyl
- Decals: Waterslide
This kit consists of 84 parts and includes a chromed tree containing the wheels, engine and exhaust tips. Originally released in 1994, the molds still look fresh as there is no flash present on the parts and very few seam lines to clean up. Monogram captured the distinctive look of the Diablo body very well, recreating the sinister wedge shape nicely, complete with all the various scoops, slots and large rear wing characteristic of this car. The nice detailing carries over to the full engine and its compartment, as well as the suspension parts. The somewhat simple interior also shows nice detail with decals used for the instrument gauges and center console details. Rounding out the build are some nice low profile wide and wider tires that do a nice job of filling the wheel opening very well.
This kit is nicely molded and will make a great addition to anyone’s supercar model collection - highly recommended!
Thanks to Monogram for this review sample.