|Overall Panel Fit:||9/10|
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The box is Jada's standard three-window box. Primarily yellow, the box fades to a blue image at the end of the box around the rear of the car. "Bigtime Muscle" logos appear on all six sides, as does the Jada logo. All of the legal information is on the bottom of the box. The back of the box is relatively simple: aside from the aforementioned logos and yellow-blue fade, there is the company slogan ("keeping it real"), web address, and a large watermarked "Original Jada Style" logo. The interior tray has two plastic molds capturing the ends of the car and another plastic wedge holding the hood open, while a plastic panel with two screws hold the car down and a plastic band keeps the doors closed.
A clean casting all around, with tight-fitting panels and clean edges. It isn't a stock Corvette, but the modifications are understated and the overall impression is a stock vehicle with some dress-up options. The paint is equally well done and understated: no stripes, grahics, or other unneccessary features: just a clean black paint job with crossed flags on the nose & tail, Flat black is used for the grille, cowl, air dam, and rar valence. "Corvette" on the right rear, and "Z06" on each front fender. The side marker lights and third brake light are painted on, while the headlight covers, driving lights, back-up lights, and taillights are cast in clear plastics. The windshield and rear window are clear with flat black trim. Chrome is used on the exhaust pipes (with black painted openings), mirror inserts, and differential, and the wheels are chrome with black painted spokes over silver and red brakes. The stock interior continues the generally achromatic look, with some very nice detail work on the center console, dash, and cargo area. The small amount of color in here appears in the instrument cluster and a set of crossed flags on the center arm rest. "Corvette" is printed on the passenger's side of the dash, and silver is used to detail the center of the dash. The engine is simply detailed, but fits the overall appearance of the stock Corvette mill. "Corvette" appears on each shroud, the exhaust headers and parts of the intake are silver painted, and the alternator and throttle body are chrome.
The hood, doors, and hatchback all open. The hinges are generally well done, though the hatchback hinge is unavoidably heavy.
Jada captures the look of the Corvette very well, including all of the Z06 upgrades such as the extra scoops and new fenders. Obviously this is not a truly stock Corvette with the wide wheels front and rear, but it's not an outrageously modified car either. There is one definite problem area: it's clearly larger than 1/24, and scales out closer to 1/22.5. It doesn't sound like much of a difference in writing, but parked next to a "true" 1/24 car it looks huge.
Overall a very clean custom, with a slick "black on black" paint job that makes the car look truly brutal. It's too bad they missed the mark with proper scaling, but if you can display the car by itself or with similarly-scaled vehicles, you won't notice. Highly recommended.
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