Yeah, it looks like the Italians attempted to do a Lamborghini bosozoku-style and failed miserably. The Veneno is truly awful to look at.
But I can say that, because I will never drive one. I may not ever see one. It is very easy to hate on this one. And I can also say that because looks were not the emphasis. Performance (allegedly) was. Nonetheless, it is a car that does not strike my fancy.
But it is worth featuring for two reasons:
First, it looks so much better in orange.
Second, Hot Wheels did an amazing job on this one, especially for a $1 release.
Let’s start with that second point. We always say we don’t like putting Hot Wheels and Matchbox models next to their far more expensive counterparts like Kyosho and TLV. It just isn’t fair. One is a $1 model aimed at little kids, and the other a much higher priced collectible for adults.
But by golly if Hot Wheels created a $1 model that actually holds its own. Yes, the Kyosho is a lot more detailed, but considering the detail needed for a model like this, the Hot Wheels is pretty darn nice:
Not bad eh?
So now that we have established that the Hot Wheels Veneno is a spot-on casting of a hideous car, let’s look at its more pleasant version in orange.
Hot Wheels Lamborghini Veneno (2014 New Models recolor):