At some point here at Lamley we will do a year-in-review, and undoubtedly one of themes for 2012 we will touch on is the body switching going on over at Hot Wheels.
We already documented, and tried to makes sense of, the great Mustang body switches between the 2010 GT and 2012 Laguna Seca. Now if that was not enough, along come more models trying their best to be something else:
Kroger exclusive Camaro ZL1 with Camaro Convertible Concept base:
All this car wanted to do was enjoy the sun and the wind. Instead, it just ended up with a toothless grill.
Corvette Z06 as the Corvette Grand Sport:
As reported by Keith Hoskins, aka 911diecast on HWC. The Grand Sport body is appearing in the Z06’s clothes. The best way to tell is the side vents. Comparison pic of the correct bodies below:
and to further confuse…
Corvette Grand Sport with ZR1 base:
Something I found in my travels, 2012 Fire Chief version of the Grand Sport sporting a ZR1 base. Seems like a “Six Degrees of…” game between the Vettes.
Ferrari 458 Spider with Ferrari 458 interior:
with correct interior:
with incorrect Italia 458 interior:
These photos were taken by HWC member thuntcamaro, of a case of a closed in interior escaping to see what all the fuss being a convertible was about.
Dodge Challenger Concept as the Dodge Challenger SRT:
As reported by HWC member doomus, from a photo he found (and added his comments). The correct version is on the right, without the sunroof. That is the Concept casting. The SRT has the sunroof.
With so many Vettes, Camaros, and Mustangs, there is bound to be more, so keep your eyes open…