Evidence is mounting that something Fast & Furious-related is coming to Hot Wheels. We don’t know if it will be in the form of another special line, or if it will be integrated into the mainline, but something is in fact coming.
We now have better pics of the upcoming Ford Gran Torino Sport in green, and while we initially thought it was just a recolor of the 2011 First Edition, it actually is a new, fresh deco:
And it looks amazing. Now why do we think it is part of a Fast & Furious set? First, it looks exactly like the Torino driven by Fenix in the 4th (?) movie. (Hopefully I got that right. I was lambasted for getting the driver wrong the last time I reported on this model.)
Second, we have seen images of the Hot Wheels R34 Skyline with the exact same deco as the Fast & Furious R34 released last year. Silver with blue striping. Only this one is the modified casting with the metal spoiler. Last year’s R34 had the plastic spoiler. So that is coming as well, we just don’t know where.
It could possibly be that a second F&F line was already in the process of being made for the 7th F&F, which was set to be released this year until the tragic death of Paul Walker. The models then could be integrated into the mainline, or released as a special edition anyway. Nonetheless, something is coming.
Will it be many of the same models as last year, with a few additions like the Torino? We have no idea, but there are plenty of possibilities, including the Hakosuka Skyline used in the 5th movie.
We will wait and see, but one way or the other, we are very excited to see another nice, clean version of the Gran Torino on its way…