I don’t want to go all #lamleyhype on you, but this is easily one of my favorite models Hot Wheels has ever released. It is a magnificent choice for a Hot Wheels casting, and the execution is flawless.
Fraser Campbell took on the design, and created a model that will never need from and rear tampos, because the window piece provides both. That means the legendary racing car will always get a complete racing livery. And that will always look good because Fraser created a surprisingly perfect replica of the actual car. Front, side, and rear details are there, but most importantly, so is the stance.
I would not have been surprised if a more lowered version was created, just to keep it slightly more modern, but this one has the more realistic high stance that the actual car possessed. And yeah, don’t think I didn’t notice the chin spoiler.
There have been quite a few great releases from Hot Wheels in the last five years, and we all have our faves. I would say Jun Imai’s Kenmeri Skyline and Greenwood Corvette, as well as Ryu Asada’s Porsche 934 stand out for me over all others. This one might trump them all.
I’ve found a fave. More to come…