The photos from the Art of Speed Convention in Malaysia have been circulating all night, and the latest are of the unveiling of the Hot Wheels Car Culture Japan Historics 3 lineup:
Three new castings (three!) plus a new diecast chassis for the R30 Skyline. Those three new castings are a stare right back at us collectors challenging us to put our money where are mouths are when it comes to JDM, and it is fantastic.
We’ve discussed the CP311 Silvia already, in fact we’ve showcased the prepro with the guys who know as much as anyone, the dudes at JDM Legends:
After that comes the Mazda Cosmo, a true JDM icon that stands next to the Toyota 2000GT in showcasing early why Japanese Cars should be taken seriously worldwide. It has been on the want list for so many and it is finally here.
And a Datsun Sunny Pickup. We thought the Laurel and C210 Skyline were deep. Keep swimming. This is a complete treat.
Add to that the R30 (the model shown is the basic release from last year, but is obviously getting a diecast chassis) and Honda City Turbo, JDM icons themselves.
And what will they look like? These are early prototypes obviously, so color and deco have not been revealed. Hot Wheels won’t stray too far from how we envision these cars for a premium line, so prepare for realism and some real good looks. I cannot wait to see the finished product and, of course, Julian Koiles cardart.
Look for these in 2020.