Model: ’11 Ken Block Ford Fiesta, standard black and alternate white versions
Line: 2011 Hot Wheels New Model, mainline release
Where to get it: eBay has both versions, but they are hot sellers!
Why it’s in my collection: Gymkhannnnaaaaa! Who doesn’t love watching Ken Block rip across the globe in his highly-specialized and absolutely outrageous cars?! Well back in 2011 Hot Wheels graced us with what is surprisingly their only official Hoonigan branded car: Block’s 650hp 2011 Ford Fiesta from Gymkhana III.
This pocket-sized Hoonigan hot rod pretty closely mirrors Block’s 1:1 scale car, and has a ton of brightly colored tampos on it. I count six different tampo colors: red, white, blue, green, orange, and gray. On top of the black body color, that’s seven different colors on one mainline, which may be a record for a standard mainline car.
Designer Mark Jones really nailed the look, as the wide-body, added rear spoiler, and bright green wheels look perfect on it. I really wish this would have been made as a premium release, or even better, part of a 5-car premium Hoonigan series. Even though we didn’t get a premo version, Hot Wheels did bless fans with a white recolor.
If you’re a Hoonigan or Ken Block fan, these are two you absolutely need to add to your collection….I mean being able to play Gymkhana on your desk at work using a myriad of office supplies as driftable obstacles? Yes please.
Another interesting feature on this car is that the chassis are detailed and two-colored — which is just another level of detail Hot Wheels went to in order to make this release as accurate and unique as possible.
So if anyone from Hot Wheels (or Hoonigan) is reading this – please give us more Hoonigan cars!! The Hoonicorn Mustang, Hoonitruck, the Cosworths – any and all! We’ll gladly desk drift and dream of hooning each and every one of them all day long 🏁