Diecast cars are a favorite pastime; the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with a 1:18 scale by AutoArt is no different. This stunning 1/18 replica of the gracious but ferocious sports coupe from Chevrolet is one for your diecast car collection.
I’ve greatly admired the iconic Corvette models since they made their big screen debut in movies like the Fast and Furious franchises.
A first look at the model gives you a glimpse of a solid design scaled to perfection and attention to detail. So let’s analyze the features and see just why you should add them to your collection.
Impeccable Composite Body Highlights AutoArt’s Eye For Detailing in Exterior
This Chevrolet Corvette Z06 by AutoArt has an impressive composite body in the 1:18 scale it comes in. Meanwhile, the replica’s superb exterior lines highlight AutoArt’s impeccable attention to detail as it captures the true concept of 1:1 to stay true to the full-size model.
Colors are available Dark Silver and Laguna Blue Tintcoat, but a Torch Red paint or Yellow is available on demand.
If you think that was all, you’re in for a surprise when you turn the car over—the undercarriage is just as detailed and almost like the real car. Moreover, AutoArt’s use of composite material means panel gaps and shut lines are brilliantly made. The moldings of the Corvette are also great, rims, body, and glass are equally accurate.
Moving to the Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s front, you will find a perforated lower grille on the hood. AutoArt keeps the fins correct at both ends and executes the lower chin spoiler superbly to stay accurate with the real thing. See more models by AutoArt here.
Keep an eye for the Black wheel arches that might be missing from early pieces from the Asian market. The tires appear as convincing as the full-size Chevrolet Corvette Z06’s Michelin. The headlight is also accurate, although you might find the fitment into the replica’s composite material a bit rough for this type of revered model.
Nonetheless, both taillight and headlight come with lenses that have no visible locating tabs. One cool detail that may not catch attention is how legible and 3D-looking the flag logos are.
Execution At the Rear Follows Suit
What’s most striking about the rear of this Corvette Z06 1/18 by AutoArt is the four exhaust tips you see in the real Corvette but with even precise execution. Chrome work is wonderful and almost too realistic as you expect; you’d hope it revs like a real supercar too.
Black surrounds get the same shiny finish, but AutoArt may have skipped the same for the valance and bumper, or it could be an option. Overall, it looks like a proper Chevrolet Corvette Z06 from the back, although it features lower and upper grilles, front, left, right fenders, and roof lines, might say otherwise.
What It’s Like Under the Hood and Inside the Interior
If you don’t mind what’s under the hood, just like every other part, then the motor of the early Chevrolet Corvette Z06 1/18 by AutoArt may put you off. The one aspect AutoArt did not get right in terms of execution, although more recent colors and variants may come with a detailed motor.
Opening the car door, you will see the hatch hinges are great, but the entire interior outlook is even better and has multiple interior options available. You get a fully carpeted interior, a well-designed and well-executed cockpit, and a dashboard. There are fabric seatbelts for the driver and passenger seats and their headrest.
For most collectors, deciding to own one of these bad boys built by AutoArt is a no-brainer as it looks to be worth every penny.
It appears true to the stance, the detailing is superb, the undercarriage is impressive, the wheels are beautiful, and the interior does not fall short of expectations. If you are set on owning one of these, you go for it.It appears true to the stance, the detailing is superb, the undercarriage is impressive, the wheels are beautiful, and the interior does not fall short of expectations. If you are set on owning one of these, you go for it. Order this Autoart Chevrolet Corvette Z06 here.