As a fan of classic race and rally cars it gives me great pleasure to show these photos of the brand new Hot Wheels Lancia Stratos Group 5, which will appear in 2021 Boulevard Mix 2!
Designer Mark Jones kindly sent these images for me to share. It’s his second new premium Lancia casting in less than a year, following the debut in the 2020 Thrill Climbers series of the Rally 037, which was recently released as a Period Correct model and in Team Transports as well. It’s also Hot Wheels’ second new Lancia casting of 2021, with the Delta Integrale having appeared as a mainline in case C.
The Stratos Group 5 was conceived as a silhouette racer in the mid-1970s to rival the Porsche 935 and BMW 3.5 CSL. You might recognize it from its starring role in a certain line of robot toys from the 1980s… This first release of the model version sports an Alitalia-inspired livery by Steve Vandervate. It’ll make a great pair with Hot Wheels’ existing Stratos rally car!
Thanks again to Mark and Hot Wheels for sharing the pictures!
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