A couple of weeks ago I featured the brand new Hot Wheels ’17 Ford GT Super Treasure Hunt. I mentioned that while I thought it was a must-have model, and easily one of my favorites of 2016, as Supers go it wasn’t great.
I should clarify what I meant. Is it disappointing? No way!! The Ford GT Super is a beautiful model, simple in its execution. Honestly my most anticipated Super of the year, and notably the first official new casting to be a Super at the same time.
Having said all that, if you remove the casting and significance, and judge the model solely on its merits as a Super, it doesn’t live up to others. The Drifsta, however, TOTALLY does.
This is where you do reverse thinking from the Ford GT. Licensed Supers are always going to get more love than generics, including from me. (Although as far as generics go Jun’s Drifsta is a very clever model.)
But look at it as a Super. Upgraded color? Yes. Interesting color? Hell yes. Upgraded tampos? Yep. A full design on the top compared to the basic. And do the wheels stand out? Uh, yes. The Drifsta marks the first time the 4-spoke “hippari” wheels have been on a Super, and it definitely won’t be the last.
The model looks totally different than its basic counterpart. The colors, tampos, and wheels highlight what is a very good-looking model. It’s a drift car. It looks like a drift car.
So how do you judge a Super? There is no right way. On one end you can judge them based on the castings used, while on the other you can go solely with execution and upgrades. Most of us are in the middle, and ultimately it comes down to “Are you excited about the model or not?”
I was most excited about the Ford GT, but the execution on the Drifsta makes a must-have as well…