In case you hadn’t heard, there is an eclipse today. I think it is dubbed the “Great American – DON’T LOOK AT THE SUN!!!!!!! – Eclipse”.
I really should have planned ahead and dug deep into my storage and found a Matchbox or Hot Wheels Mitsubishi Eclipse to feature. But I didn’t plan ahead. I have been to busy planning to look at the sun. Or NOT!?! Shit, I can’t remember! I’ll go watch the local news again.
Instead, to celebrate the 90% darkness we will experience here in Salt Lake City, I will feature a very dark, and very cool, new release from Hot Wheels. The latest McLaren P1, paired with the F1 GT-R in the Then & Now sub-series.
I don’t have the strongest opinion about the McLaren P1. Like I would describe most supercars, they are awesome to look at, and fun to learn about, but they aren’t as interesting as other cars. So I typically grab one or two of a supercar casting and call it a day. But I keep adding the P1 releases. They have all been clean so far. Cool colors, front and rear graphics, nice wheels. I would have preferred the same sized wheels, but the casting is still nice.
And with the possible exception of the premiere release in orange, nothing tops this black-with-red-trim release, especially paired with its “then” counterpart, the F1 GT-R.
So there, a sinister car for a sinister two minutes of eclipse. I shall now go and burn holes into my retinas.