#lamleydaily – January 1, 2018
Model: Hot Wheels ’16 Cadillac ATS-V R
Line: 2018 New Models (Legends of Speed)
Where to get it: Hitting stores now.
Why it’s in the collection: Happy New Year!! It seems appropriate to say it is my resolution to do the #lamleydaily every day in 2018, but you and I both know what won’t happen. But I love doing this series, as it allows me to go in any direction and feature any model I want, new or old, while continuing to cover all the other stuff I do here on the blog and on YouTube. So I will do better. And I hope you keep coming back to see what model I’ve featured.
With all that said, we will start the year with a Hot Wheels new model that completely took me by surprise. Getting noticed as a new model that isn’t JDM is hard right now, with the two new models from Japan Historics 2 joining the R30 and R33 Skylines. Plus, it seems the Mercedes-Benz AMG-GT3 that also debuts in the D Assortment is the current race car that is getting all the attention. But wow, this ATS-V R is insanely nice.
And let’s start with something that we don’t talk about much. The rear spoiler. Since Hot Wheels moved from plastic spoilers to metal to cut costs, many spoilers have just looked too big, too fat, and too bulky. The spoiler on the Cadillac is one of the first to look correct. It is large to be sure, but it works considering it is all metal.
It is still thick, but it has to be. But this one seems to work. It is proportioned well with the rest of the model.
And what a model it is. The details on HW castings are getting better and better, and the wide body look and front grill are part of that. Look at the rear window. Look at the front grill. And happily, look at the headlights that are part of the window piece.
Better yet, go buy this, and open it. You won’t be disappointed. A quiet contender for Model of the Year, in what will be a VERY crowded field.