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