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Hot Wheels iD / Moving Forward: JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY

#Hot Wheels iD evolved the common Hot Wheels car. In 2019, 51 castings were designed to incorporate a near-field communication (NFC) chip that sends data to your phone, Smart Track and/or Portal. This makes for some cool data usage as you are able to play with your car in the digital world AND in the real world — and things are only getting started. Rumor has it that Hot Wheels iD will have over 100 cars in 2020, be a tad less expensive; and that there is a collector app (or feature in the current app) coming.

The inaugural year (2019) of #Hot Wheels iD started back in mid-June and will take us just into the start of 2020 — whereas, the 2020 mainline year started back in October. 10 of the 51 releases in 2019 were new castings — or #First Editions. That includes today’s #Showcase: the #Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy from the Moving Forward series.

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Hot Wheels Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy from the 2019 Hot Wheels iD / Moving Forward series (side view)

Jaguar and Hot Wheels have been on a roll as of late. Hot Wheels introduced several new #Jaguar castings in 2019 and already promises the new F-Type will be released in 2020. This is exciting for fans of the British auto manufacturer as there weren’t many Jaguar Hot Wheels castings to collect outside the #Jaguar XJ220 — and maybe the #’15 Jaguar F-Type Project 7. Regardless of the past, it seems Hot Wheels and Jaguar are “moving forward” with some pretty exciting stuff.

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Hot Wheels Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy from the 2019 Hot Wheels iD / Moving Forward series with the 2019 Factory Fresh: Jaguar XE SV Project 8

Collectors have already responded well to the Hot Wheels Jaguar XE SV Project 8 which was just released in the #2019 Hot Wheels mainline at the end of the year. The nicely-detailed casting by Ryu Asada has received 5% of the collector vote as the “Best Licensed Hot Wheels casting of 2019”. On the tail of that, the #Hot Wheels iD: Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy launched on Amazon a couple weeks ago. Collectors are still wondering when and where the rest of that wave of iD cars will show up — while waiting — some have stopped to notice how nice the I-Pace eTrophy is.

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Hot Wheels Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy from the 2019 Hot Wheels iD / Moving Forward series (rear view)

When we look back at this #First Edition release of the Hot Wheels #Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, collectors will note several things about this #Phil Riehlman Design. The overall design is great, this casting flows, and the spectraflame aqua paint & full-detail accentuate it all. The big thing, however, is that this is a licensed livery.

This release is a replica of the real crossover #SUV that runs in the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy motor racing series. In the international racing series, 20 drivers race these I-Pace SUVs that are battery-electric and have zero-emissions. The series ultimately supports the FIA Formula E Championship as races are on select Formula E weekends.¹

The fact that this #Electric Vehicle is also a #Race Car #SUV, drives home the reasoning behind why this car is part of the Moving Forward series. The innovation & promotion behind the real car also aligns with the mindset behind the #Hot Wheels iD line. The result is that Jaguar and Hot Wheels “move forward” with a flourishing relationship, bringing us classic and modern track cars — real and orange. If you’re looking to add the Hot Wheels iD: Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy to your collection, you can still get this spectraflame-painted, replica race car from Amazon for retail price >> BUY IT NOW.

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Hot Wheels Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy from the 2019 Hot Wheels iD / Moving Forward series


Cited Sources
¹ Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_I-Pace_eTrophy

 

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