Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera & Spyder (Maisto)

Gallardo (Nicadraus custom)

This model was a former Gallardo Superleggera by Maisto. Since AUTOart released their own accurate rendition of the car in 1:18, I decided to do some mod work and convert this model into something else.

- repainted the entire body and changed color
- wheels swap from Gallardo Spyder and repainted the wheels
- fabricated and installed front chin
- repainted silver rings on A/C vents
- repainted foot pedals and  and replaced improved paddle shifters 
- repainted disc brakes
- installed carpet on the flooring
- added carbon fiber to the back on the seats and top of side air intakes
- added wiring, hoses, chrome belt holders
- repainted some parts on the engine, added wires, hoses and tubings
- modified the seatbelts with ribbon type

Gallardo Spyder (Nicadraus custom)

The production spyder model of the Gallardo was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006. It is considered by the company to be an entirely new model, with 520 hp (388 kW) and a lower-ratio six-speed manual transmission. The soft top is fully retractable.
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer was the first person in North America to take delivery of the Gallardo Spyder.
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson announced on 18 February 2007 that he had bought a Gallardo Spyder, replacing his Ford GT.

I also converted this model into a modified version.

Additional details:
- fabricated the front chin and side skirts
- added rear window
- repainted the interior to two toned (black with white accent). Seats, door sidings and dash board.
- added seat belts and photo-etched buckles
- redid the disc brakes by wrapping it with aluminum tape to replicate photo-etched discs.
- swapped the wheels from the Superleggera and repainted it to matte white.
- replace the instruments to white.
- repainted some details in the dash board
- detailed and modified the engine
- repainted foot pedals and paddle shifts
- installed two-tone carpet on the flooring and sides of center console
- fabricated soft top
- replaced reflector stickers on the side fender lights
- detailed and modified the engine with repaints, wiring, hoses and tubing