• Introduction of Japanese die cast miniature car toy, Tomica

Urus is a super sports utility vehicle (SSUV) newly developed by Lamborghini, following the recent global SUV boom.

LAMBORGHINI URUS

 

The above picture is Lamborghini Urus of die cast miniature car toy “Tomica”, which was released by TOMY COMPANY,LTD on February 16, 2019 in Japan.

In order to match the size of the box, the scale size of Tomica is commonly around 1/60.

Since Urus is a large SUV, the scale is set to 1/66.

Still it is quite big compared with other Tomica, and is slightly heavy.

 

 

LAMBORGHINI URUS FRONT VIEWLamborghini Urus adopts the fairly militant front mask that is suitable for a super sports utility vehicle.

Especially, the bumper part which opened widely gives a very aggressive impression by an elaborate design with a motif of “Y”.

This miniature car toy reproduces the complicated shaping of the bumper part at a considerable level.

However, since except left and right upper parts and central line parts are not painted in yellow, at a glance, you can not recognize that details are being reproduced.

 

Urus is also full of powerfulness like Lamborghini, even to the silhouette of the front bonnet.

This miniature car toy reproduces the characteristic bonnet well by the shape of die-casting.

On the other hand, the headlight is reproduced by silver paint and clear resin is not used.

However it is finished to the image fairly close to the actual car.

 

 

LAMBORGHINI URUS SIDE VIEWSeeing from the side, you can see that the line of the side glass going down diagonally is reproduced quite accurately.

The black side sill part is reproduced with the underbody, and the tire house part is also painted in black in accordance with the actual car.

On the other hand, the opening parts above the front tire and the backward of the rear tire are reproduced in shape, but are not painted in black.

 

 

LAMBORGHINI URUS REAR VIEWUrus is equipped with something like a large diffuser on the rear bumper part.

This miniature car toy reproduces the large diffuser by the shape of die-casting and painted in silver color.

However, compared with the actual thing by photo, it seems that the color is a bit brighter.

 

The rear combination lamp part is reproduced in red paint.

The actual rear lamp of Urus is red only in Y part.

Therefore, it might be better to paint whole rear combination lamp in black.

On the other hand, the garnish with Lamborghini’s silver letters between the rear combination lamps is finished pretty precisely by printing.

 

 

The scale of this die cast miniature car toy is 1/66, and the actual size is 76 mm.

LAMBORGHINI URUS SCALE

 

 

【About actual LAMBORGHINI URUS】

 

Urus is Super Sports Utility Vehicle (SSUV) which Lamborghini started selling since 2018.

 

Lamborghini had used to sell off-road 4WD “LM002” from 1986 to 1993.

LM002 was a special model with a modified version of a 5.2-liter V-type 12-cylinder engine for Countach on the steel pipe space frame.

Since LM002, Lamborghini had not sold cross-country vehicles.

In the global SUV boom, Urus is newly developed, as other luxury car manufacturers are releasing SUV cars one after another.

 

Lamborghini has been under umbrella of Audi, Germany since 1999.

Audi has adopted “PL7x platform” for SUV of the same group such as Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, Bentley Bentayga in additon to Audi Q7 of the company.

Urus is also using this platform, but has undergone significant improvement under the concept of Super Sports Utility Vehicle.

 

The 4.0-liter V8 twin turbo engine mounted on Urus demonstrates 650 horsepower and the maximum speed reaches 305 km / h.

For Lamborghini, Urus is the first car to mount a turbo engine.

 

Urus adopts streamline design that is familiar with Lamborghini.

Elements inherited from LM002 are also included, such as a power dome where the position of the engine can be seen and lines that are inclined.

However, a sufficient space is secured for Urus’ rear seat, and realizes the new condept Lamborghini car that can be enjoyed with friends and family.

 

 

 

■ Specifications of LAMBORGHINI URUS

[Overall length] 5112 mm

[Overall width] 2016 mm

[Overall height] 1638 mm

[Vehicle weight] 2200 kg

[Driving method] 4WD

[Engine] 4.0-liter V-type 8-cylinder twin turbo

[Maximum power] 650 ps (478 kW) / 6000 rpm

[Maximum torque] 850 Nm (86.7 kgm) / 2250 – 4500 rpm

[Transmission] 8-speed AT