Model: Hot Wheels 2016 Subaru WRX STI
Release: 2021 Boulevard Mix A
eBay link: Hot Wheels Boulevard Subaru
Why I’m featuring it: You probably know by now that the combination of Subaru and rally means a model stands a good chance of joining my collection. I recently showed an unusual Norev Impreza; today’s Lamley Daily is something a little more mainstream.
The Hot Wheels 2016 Subaru WRX STI debuted in the 2020 Fast Tuners set in an all-white scheme that really showed off the casting’s detail. Now it’s back in Subaru’s familiar blue and yellow rally colours as part of the Walmart-only Boulevard line, billed as a 2019 model, although I don’t think there are any casting changes.
Subaru hasn’t had a factory WRC team in more than a decade but has continued to support national rally series, including in the USA. This latest deco comes from the all-conquering Subaru Motorsports USA cars, which are run by the Vermont SportsCar team. Here’s a shot of Travis Pastrana and Rhianon Gelsomino winning the 100 Acre Wood Rally in Missouri last month.
Look closely at the Hot Wheels and you’ll notice the Vermont SportsCar script and license plate.
And here are the first and second releases together: 2/2 so far, in my view!
Before we go, time for a quick shot of the latest STI alongside some other blue, rally-ish Hot Wheels Subarus, including a wheelswapped 22B.
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