Lamley Daily: 2018 Hot Wheels Then & Now Porsche 934 Turbo RSR & 911 GT3 RS

#lamleydaily – November 16, 2017


Model(s): Hot Wheels Porsche 934 RSR Turbo and Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Line: Hot Wheels Mainline “Then & Now”

Where to get them: Hitting stores in the 2018 B Assortment

Why they are in the collection: Because they are Hot Wheels Porsches, and nice Hot Wheels Porsches.  If I had to pick a favorite Hot Wheels Porsche, it would be the 934, and anytime one is released as clean as this one I’m happy.  Plain white.  It looks amazing.

Add to that a plain white GT3 RS.  I have said before that certain angles on the GT3 RS don’t work, only because the thick metal spoiler fouls things up, but this model has most surely grown on me.  Making plain white and putting it in Then & Now with the 934 really helps its cause as well.

Then & Now has turned into a collector favorite, and the Hot Wheels Team clearly aims to please.  As a side, there is the other Then & Now duo from the B Assortment, the ’55 Corvette and ’17 Z06:


13 Replies to “Lamley Daily: 2018 Hot Wheels Then & Now Porsche 934 Turbo RSR & 911 GT3 RS”

  1. This is the best version of both cars yet! The lack of rear lights on both is a bummer, but still, they look amazing in white. I’d have preferred to see the 997 GT3 RS instead but I’ll happily take this one.

  2. BlackWind beat me to it…since there’s no side tampos, taillights are conspicuous by their absence on both of these. The 934 is as close to perfect as you can get in a HW casting, so I will gladly take every release they choose to do for that one, and even the somewhat awkward GT3 looks fine here. The lime green one remains my favorite so far, but this one will join my collection for sure.

    P.S…the “Then” half of the Corvette Then & Now just does NOT work deco-wise 🙁

  3. I love the ‘Then and Now’ series but I’m very disappointed that the Porsches missed rear lights given how plain it is 🙁 It’s such a shame because these could’ve been perfect mainlines in terms of accuracy. Still though, these are better than the ‘Then and Now’ Mustangs and Golfs which got no details other than unnecessary side tampos -.- The Corvettes are similar but I think the black makes it more bearable.

  4. All this time I’m just wondering: it would be really easy to modify that GT3RS so I can get a GT2RS out of it.

    Also the ‘Vettes look great but need less side deco.

    1. Easy i don’t know. The front of the GT2 RS is quite different with the enormous air intakes… Could be quite a challenge to make it look like the real thing. How would you go to do such a thing?

      1. I thought of just enlarging the intakes up front, square them off. The GT3 and GT2 looks quite similar, really. The other details can be just repainted black.

  5. Great pair. I lament the lack of tail lights, of course, but these being all white will make the painting of such details a lot easier. Can’t wait to get my hands on a few of each. Maybe add some decals while i’m at it…

  6. I’ll take as many Porsches as Hot Wheels cares to dish out. Well, maybe not the ones that they get all crazy with the graphics, but clean ones like this, yes! Like others have already mentioned, it is a disappointment not to have front and rear tampos on both of these. While the GT3 RS may be my favorite in real life, I have to say the 934 is the better Hot Wheels model. The GT3 RS just looks too misproportioned to me. Too squashed and wide, with a greenhouse that is too low and drawn out. But the thing that drive me crazy the most are those oval headlights with pointed ends, reminding me of a 2nd gen. Lotus Elise.

    I did finally get around to painting in the black details on my debut red 911 GT3 RS and it helps distract the eye from the bad proportions. Couldn’t do anything about those headlights though.

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