I’ve been a little slow getting this one up, but you had to figure it was coming given the love for the #Hot Wheels Race Team and #Vipers here. For me, I just love when a release encapsulates two segments I collect as I buy multiples (one for each segment). That was suppose to be the case with this #HW Race Team (2016) release of the #Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R when I found brand-new “L” and “M” cases at my local Toys R Us, however, being in somewhat of a hurry, having my two-year-old daughter with me, and being half-giddy because I found new cars, I spaced and didn’t pick up a second. A couple weeks later, and I’m still looking. And, that is perfectly okay, as I will see another one … it just makes me wonder what else I missed grabbing.
As just the second release of the Hot Wheels #Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R casting — with two colorways coming in the first release — its great to see it in a #Hot Wheels Race Team deco, even if its a brand-new design for the scheme. The #Viper does wear the #1 in the series like so many other Hot Wheels Race Team cars that came before it.
Another special honor this release of this car had was being one of three cars in this years mainline to be featured in the new #Need for Speed video game. With the others being the Nissan Skyline R34 that was also in this mix and the Nissan Fairlady Z that came out as a 2016 car at the end of 2015. While this release does carry the Need for Speed logo on the packaging and was suppose to be featured in the game as-is, the game features a Viper GTS versus this Viper GTS-R. Also the graphics, while both being a #Hot Wheels Race Team deco, are not the same as there are subtle differences. Still, it is licensed with the game and should not be overlooked by the Need for Speed fans, Viper fans and Hot Wheels Race Team fans.
Check out the other two cars that are part of the #NeedforSpeed mainline cars for 2016: