#Exotic Envy — the first Hot Wheels #Car Culture mix dedicated solely to #Exotics. It has received mixed reviews thus far from collectors despite there being a demand for an exotic mix since the Car Culture line began 5 years ago. The mix contains the obvious headliner in the #’16 Bugatti Chiron, but its co-stars are lesser favorites when it comes to Hot Wheels collecting.
There are noticeably two Aston Martins in the mix. The #Aston Martin Vulcan is a newer casting that has just gone premium with this release. The added detail and faux carbon fiber roof definitely helps present this casting in a new light. The fact that only 24 of the real car were made makes this car a true exotic — and its legacy may build — coinciding with its diecast legacy. The other is a concept that hasn’t even hit the streets yet. The #Aston Martin Valhalla Concept is a brand-new casting that isn’t widely known outside of exotic car enthusiasts.
That leaves the #McLaren Senna and the #Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4. Collectors seem to have polarizing views of the Senna, and with the Huracán, no opinion either way. Suffice to say, casting selection for #Exotic Envy could have been better. One thing the team nailed? The color palette.
Sure, it would be easy to focus on how awesome the Bugatti is, and I think we will do that sometime soon. Instead, as the title of the article implies, we are going to focus on the #Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4. There isn’t much to be said about it by the way of collectors on the ol’ interwebs. Why? I’m not sure.
Maybe the reason why it took 5 years to get an exotic mix in #Car Culture is because exotics tend to lack on the culture aspect. Where I live, I see Lamborghinis all the time and there are no shortages of Huracáns out there. I’d love to have one, but then again, I’d take any vehicle that upgrades me from my 10-year-old SUV. The point is, the Huracán is a great car — and from what I hear, performance is great (especially on the EVO) — but the culture surrounding Lamborghinis and #Exotics isn’t beyond the fact that they are for the rich.
Such notion doesn’t seem to affect the popularity of the #’16 Bugatti Chiron in the Hot Wheels collecting world. Sure, it rides the coattails of the popularity created by the discontinuation of the Bugatti Veyron, but outside of that, the Chiron has a much larger legacy in the automotive world.
So all outside interference aside, what would drive one to collect the Hot Wheels #Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4? For me, like any “late-bloomer” casting I choose to collect, it’s a diversity in releases. This Huracán casting was first released in 2015 as part of the mainline, but it’s premium releases have started to catch the eyes of collectors — this one included. Now I find myself a fan, and wanting to go back and get all the brightly-colored earlier releases. I already collect the #Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo so adding these as an extension of that collection should be fun.