1:18 scale Chiron vs 1:1 scale.

    An in-depth review of the details.

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    Exterior:

    Starting off on the grille, one is plastic, the other is more of an aluminum mesh. If you are familiar with model cars, most of the ones produced are made of mostly metal and plastic materials. For the real life versions, materials can range as far as the human can process. Since the exterior on each has a different outcome of paint schemes, they are still very similar. On the model, all of the curves and bodily proportions are right on point. There is a few imperfections on the 1:18 such as the door panels having a somewhat noticeable gap but is regular for this scale. On the life-size scale, one thing that differs quite a bit is the rims, which they are duotone white and black while the smaller scale is a monotone silver (which is ideal for the red/black color scheme). While on the subject of the rims, if the ones on the model were to be scaled up, the rims would be a smaller size because of the thick tread of rubber surrounding it. The engine cover in the rear has an opening through the middle separated by a thin line, which is a good detail covered on both, even with the correct labels on the model, W16 & 1500. The spoiler was raised up on the 1:1 and when contrasted with the 1:18, the model's wing was made of plastic but could still raise and lower which was very surprising given that the Maisto Ford GT model next to it, could not.

    Interior:

    Moving to the interior, the beige leather was the same to the life-size counterpart, making it easier to review the differences. Starting with the shade of leather, both look the same, even with the model, there is no discoloration or distortion to be found. The steering wheel on the model turns along with the wheels, but not to the angle of the 1:1. But the 1:18 features partial carbon fiber instead of a full-on leather steering wheel. The famous 'EB' logo was perfectly centered, same for the gauge cluster. The vertical instrument panel features a thin aluminum line with dials and buttons, which can also be seen on the model, except it's not labeled because that would be too much effort and is yet surrounded by more carbon fiber, even on the steering column. The air vents are also vertical as well. On the actual Chiron, it has a depth for how far the vent goes inward. Same thing applies to the model as well! The shift knob on the 1:1 is aluminum wrapped in leather, with a unique cutout in the lower part. For the model... well... it's plastic. No cutout is visible, but hey it's still there. On the knee rests, the word 'Chiron' is visible on both. The model has red lettering while the real one has white.

    Overview:

    The Maisto model in my opinion has a much better value than its real life counterpart, even though it doesn't actually move. The detail on both is immaculate and amazing, but at the end of the day, most of us can only dream of owning the real thing.

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