Lamborghini Silhouette (1976) - 1:43 Scale Diecast Model Car
Though the 1970s are viewed as a low point in the history of high-performance automobiles, a few cars managed to rise above the malaise. One such car was the Lamborghini Silhouette, introduced in 1976 as a direct competitor for Ferrari's Dino series. Featuring styling by Bertone, the Silhouette was Lamborghini's first-ever targa-roofed model, and packed an aluminum 3-liter V8 that could propel the lithe bolide to a top speed of 160 miles per hour...supercar performance for the era. But since Lamborghini spent most of the 1970s on the precipice of financial collapse, only 54 examples of the Silhouette were completed (though the car would be reborn in the 1980s as the slightly reworked Jalpa). Now offered as a part of their Lamborghini Museum Collection, Minichamps have paid tribute to this interesting footnote in Lamborghini history with their 1:43-scale diecast Silhouette. This model is a beautiful reminder of the state of the art in '70s supercars, and features exquisite detail in its interior appointments.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:43 scale (approximately four inches in length). Diecast metal body, no opening parts. Fixed-position steering. Comes with acrylic dust cover and display base.
PERFECT FOR: Hardcore Lamborghini enthusiasts. Fans of '70s culture. Rod Stewart.