It is always great when I get my hands on a new version of one of my favorite models. In this case, the absolutely fantastic Hot Wheels S2000.
It is a model that has grown on me with every version. If you would have asked me before the casting came out, I would told you I much preferred a stock version. But this Ryu Asada-designed speedster, modified with a fantastic body kit, keep growing and growing on me. And I have loved this drift version this year, and now we have one in maroon with PR5 wheels. I hope we can even see a third color. For now I am more than happy with four versions this year – the two colors, a Super Hunt, and the extremely rare Super wheel variation.
I have to say, this Japanese Car Renaissance at Mattel led by Jun Imai and Ryu Asada is making a lot of collectors happy, and bringing more car enthusiasts into the hobby. Now to get a couple of stock JDM cars out of Matchbox. Don’t worry, while I have their ear as Ambassador, they just might get sick of hearing about it.
Hot Wheels Honda S2000 (2012 basic recolor):