Recently we met up with our friends over at Japanese Nostalgic Car Magazine for this year’s Toyotafest (watch for the upcoming story), and they told us the epic news about the “hush-hush” project they had been working on with Hot Wheels!
Now we can finally share the great news with all our readers, and the above picture shows you the outcome. Hot Wheels is producing the legendary Hakosuka in die-cast form! Just to be clear, this isn’t a KPGC10 Skyline GT-R, it is actually a KGC10 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-X. One of the coolest things about this die cast project is the JNC inkan on the doors. Congratulations, guys!!!
The detail on the car is really nice! It has exterior oil cooler hoses, headlight covers and the interior is fully caged. JNC says it’s heavier than your typical Hot Wheels car so you KNOW this car is gonna fly down the track! Any one still have their orange Hot Wheels track?
The livery is from the 1970s Nissan works cars. and the “JUN-S” on the rear is a nod to Jun Imai. He’s the designer that is spearheading the vintage car line at Hot Wheels.
So, be on the look out in the next couple of weeks for this beauty. Mattel keeps track of which ones sell, so get out and buy one! I’m sure Antonio would be stoked if we were able to talk them into getting a Cipher Garage orange 1973 TE27 Corolla SR-5 in their next line up of vintage diecast!
::: Travis Hodges