Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s Father. Bruce Willis is actually dead. Tyler Durden and Brad Pitt are the same person. I am Keyser Soze. The Hot Wheels Chiron is better than the Hot Wheels Veyron.
Sorry to give the ending away before I even start, but I didn’t want to totally pull the rug out from under you.
But we are going to do full in-depth comparison of the Chiron, produced by Hot Wheels in 2019 and releasing just now in the N Case, with the Veyron, which was introduced in 2004 and retired 6 years later. We will discuss every angle, compare the craftsmanship and approach of each, and use a scientifically proven method to weigh the pros and cons to come up with a clear winner.
Let’s start this arduous and detail-driven comparison with a side-by-side photo:
Oh holy hell. Nevermind.
The Hot Wheels has a very interesting history, going from pegwarmer to must-have only after the casting was retired a few years ago. It is hard to pinpoint what exactly caused the run by collectors, but as more people saw others pursuing the model, they decided they needed to as well, and prices skyrocketed. The Walmart exclusive in satin red, pictures above, and the Speed Machines release became the two most sought-after.
What got lost in that frenzy was how bad the casting was. Yes, it is technically a Veyron Concept, but still all the lines were wrong. It was great that Hot Wheels did the Veyron, they just didn’t do it well.
I have no idea why the casting was retired, but it thankfully was. And while the Chiron is a totally different car, it is a welcome do-over. And boy, sitting is side-by-side with the Veyron just emphasizes that much more how off the Veyron really was.
So there is a your surprise ending. The Chiron wins.