At first glance, the question most collectors have been asking themselves is, “why would you pay $4 more for the same car?” I know I did. Although the Hot Wheels Ford GT LM was released in both the $1 (basic) #Gran Turismo Series and the $5 #Hot Wheels Entertainment Line, and the cars can look almost identical, having them side-by-side you start to see the details that make the Entertainment release far superior — like the added tampos on the wing, the windshield banner graphic, and #Real Riders.
Past the mentioned items, if you check out the rear of the two cars, you can see the added details on the rear fascia and the difference in the base material. Sure, if you prefer racing your cars down the orange track, and detail isn’t your forefront thought when purchasing, the basic release may be more for you. However, if its that detail in the premium, adult-collectible you’re looking for, don’t pass up the Entertainment release as you can clearly see this release is superior to its basic counterpart.
This is hardly the first premium release for the Hot Wheels Ford GT LM casting as well — a casting that was introduced in the 2009 New Models. In 2010, it had two colorways in the Speed Machines line, and in 2012 it received a metal base and Real Riders for the first time as part of the Hot Wheels Boulevard line. The metal base continued onto its 2014 Cool Classics release before ultimately being used on this one.
One addition tidbit to note. The Gran Turismo livery the Ford GT LM wears is actually licensed by the #Gran Turismo video game franchise as this car appears in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6 as a playable car.