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.

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 […]

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 […]

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Mystery Models: DEORA II

Sometimes, if we aren’t paying attention, Hot Wheels will release vehicles exclusively in international markets. These often can be hard to find unless you have a good trade partner in that country. More often than not, they are looking for Hot Wheels that are exclusive to U.S. stores […]

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Track Aces 5-Pack: PILEDRIVER

Another one of those former AcceleRacers castings, the Piledriver originated in the Metal Maniacs segment of that line. Driven by Deezel “Porkchop” Riggs in the cartoon, it is named after the wrestling move of the same name (according to the Hot Wheels Wiki). It has a V10 engine along […]

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Connect Cars: COOL-ONE

With summer temperatures rising, we have cool treat for you today. It’s the Hot Wheels casting, Cool-One. This Cool-One was released as part of the Connect Cars—cars that came with an interlocking case that could stack, vertically & horizontally, to form a custom display case. Originally the connect cars were […]