If you love Gran Turismo, Gran Turismo collectibles, and model cars, American model maker Maisto has a treat for you. The company will produce 1:18 scale models of Vision Gran Turismo’s latest car, the Lamborghini Lambo V12, for its 2021 collection.
Featured in its recently released 2021 catalog, the 1:18 scale Lambo V12 VGT is a replica of Lamborghini’s Stefano Domenicali car unveiled during the 2019 FIA Gran Turismo Online Championship final in Monaco. The car is closely related to Lamborghini’s Sian FKP37, using the same 6.5-liter V12 powertrain and supercapacitor. One key difference is that the VGT car is a monoposto – a single-seater car – with a central driving position.
Interestingly, the Maisto brochure shows that the Lambo V12 will be available in two different colors. So far we’ve only seen the VGT shown in the Sian-type ‘Electric Gold’ green paint, but Maisto has the car available in blue as well. It could be the “Uranus Blue” we’ve seen on the Sian Roadster, but in any case, it suggests we’ll see multiple colors when the car hits a Gran Turismo title.
The Maisto model will arrive later this year. Of course, Gran Turismo players haven’t got their hands on the virtual model yet, so depending on the timing Gran Turismo 7 happens, maybe they unbox the model before driving the “real” thing.
However, the Lamborghini is not the only Vision GT made by Maisto. There is also a selection of three 1:32 scale VGT cars, with die-cast metal and plastic construction. You can buy models of the Mercedes-AMG Vision GT Racing – the first car in the VGT project – as well as the 2020 Nissan Concept VGT and the McLaren Vision Gran Turismo.
For those who like to move their models, Maisto also offers a Vision Gran Turismo specific item in its Maisto Tech RC range. Officially known as the “Race Circuit Vision Gran Turismo”, this is a set of 1:43 scale slot cars, featuring the Nissan and the Mercedes. Maisto’s UK distributor kindly provided us with a sample of the slot car set, and it’s a pretty neat collector’s item that should keep your kids busy while you’re on the driving platform.
We don’t have a date or price on the Lamborghini yet, but we’re thinking of something in the region of $ 40 (£ 30). The other VGT items are already available and, according to the store, cost around $ 20 (£ 15) each.