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2009 New Models: LAMBORGHINI REVENTÓN

Toro! Toro! One of the most rare and expensive vehicles Lamborghini has ever produced, the Reventón was inspired by the world’s fastest airplanes. The Reventón name is taken from a bull best known for killing a famous Mexican bullfighter in 1943. The 1:1 Reventón had a hefty pricetag which was […]

Blue Streak Series: NISSAN HARDBODY TRUCK

In today’s world of Hot Wheels collecting, Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) and Lifted Trucks are in. So its a little surprising that we have not seen any reemergence of the Nissan Hardbody/Truck. The Nissan Hardbody fits both designations and even falls into the classic Hot Wheels designation given […]

Ultra Hots: ’50s CHEVY TRUCK

The Hot Wheels ’50s Chevy Truck debuted in the 2006 Ultra Hots line. This yellow version was released after a nice dark red version but preceded a harder to find, matte blue version. However, this version was the only one of the three to feature any graphics (beyond the […]

2010 New Models: ’81 DeLOREAN DMC-12

The ’81 DeLorean DMC-12 is strongly considered as a car that was ahead of its time. This sport-tuned sports car with stainless steel body and gull-wing doors is one vehicle that still captures stares on the road. The Hot Wheels ’81 DeLorean DMC-12 is no different. Since its […]

Creature Cars 5-Pack: POWER PANEL

The Power Panel was designed by Phil Riehlman and is based off of the Dodge Power Wagon. Its an underrated casting believe it or not. Not being a very good track car, it has a tiny cult following of customizers and I believe the Hot Wheels Graphics Team […]

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Ultra Hots: VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was a very affordable European-style sports car that sold from 1955 to 1974. It featured the chassis and modified-engine from the Volkswagen Beetle along with the Euro-styling of Italian car designer, Luigi Segre. When Hot Wheels designer, Phil Riehlman did his take on the classic […]