There is a very good chance that any Honda coming from Hot Wheels these days was designed by Ryu Asada. It isn’t 100% – the Honda Odyssey was designed by Jun Imai – but it’s close. He is the Resident Honda Head at Hot Wheels.
But remember that Ryu Asada has worked for both Hot Wheels and Matchbox, so his Honda legacy spans both Mattel brands. That becomes especially clear with the new 2016 Honda Civic Type R. Sure, it is paired in the Then & Now Series with the 1990 Honda Civic EF (also designed by Ryu), but its most proper pairing might be from Matchbox.
Because Ryu designed a Type R for Orange as well, back in 2008.
So, I decided to do two showcases, one with the EF Civic, and one with the Matchbox Type R:
Neither pair is a bad pair. Now to find that older Hot Wheels Civic Type R.