Tag: PR5 Wheels

The PR5 (or Phil Riehlman 5-Spoke) Wheel was developed by Hot Wheels designer Phil Riehlman. It debuted in 2000 and continues to be used to this day. Below are the releases that feature the PR5 wheel.

Diecast Motorsports

2004 First Editions: RAPID TRANSIT

Sometimes designers of an unlicensed casting are the best suited when it comes to overall execution of that casting. Back in 2004, the Hot Wheels casting, Rapid Transit, seemed to jump right off the pegs and into my hands. I thought this Phil Riehlman designed car was super cool given […]

Diecast Motorsports

Night Breed 5-Pack: TOYOTA CELICA

We’ve reach the summit of #Night Breed Week here at Diecast Motorsports. This series has been great and has spawned several other future ideas. We conclude #Night Breed Week with the car I feel is the pinnacle of the Night Breed 5-Pack, the Toyota Celica. I eluded to […]

Night Breed 5-Pack: 24/SEVEN

The second car in our #Night Breed Week-long series is the 24/Seven. An unlicensed Hot Wheels casting designed by Dave Weise that takes some strong design cues from a 1990s Mazda RX-7. It is believed the “Seven” in the second-half of the name is a nod to the […]

Night Breed 5-Pack: NISSAN SKYLINE R32

The Night Breed 5-Pack has to be one of the coolest Hot Wheels 5-Packs to ever hit the shelves. This 5-Pack was released in 2004 and contained 4 tuner cars and 1 pro-stock car. The best aspect: the cars featured the satin paint known as Spectrafrost before it was termed, “Spectrafrost”. […]

Night Burnerz: TOYOTA SUPRA

The long awaited Toyota Supra was finally released in the 2013 Hot Wheels mainline. Hot Wheels released the Fat Bax Toyota Supra way back in 2004 but never a realistic ’90s version of the Supra. The casting itself is based off of a customized version of the ’94 Toyota Supra and […]

Holiday Hot Rods: CADILLAC ESCALADE EXT

The Cadillac Escalade was all the rage in the early 2000s. Luxury, flare, & utility, the Escalade had it all…but it was one of the worst economic recessions in United States history that caused consumers to scale back and focus harder on the necessities versus the luxuries. In addition, gas prices […]