Friday, May 31, 2013
First Look: An Emerging Classic - The Hot Wheels Honda S2000...
There is not much of a need to talk about this one. It has been seen for quite awhile, it is a recolor of the earlier Evasive Motorsports model in blue, and Evasive rightfully performed the official First Look a few weeks ago.
So we will take a different angle. Who knew the S2000 would have such a good run since its debut in 2011? Yes, a few will argue that because they see it loom on the pegs a bit, it must be an unpopular model. But the fact is we have now seen eight official versions, and all eight are fantastic.
It has been in existence for three years. Year One, an FE that debuted with a racing kit body in three stock(ish) colors, then Year Two, the AEM model that made a nice run as one of the better looking Super Treasure Hunts of 2012, and now Year Three, taking the appearance of what had to be one of the casting's inspirations, the Evasive S2K, and just appearing in red with some drifting detailing.
Hot Wheels is at its best when it captures different segments of the car culture world, some better known than others. The S2K captures the world of modifying, racing and drifting perfectly. It becomes a signature Hot Wheels car mainly because of that. Who knows what Hot Wheels has planned for it in the future, but we hope to see Ryu Asada's masterpiece in the lineup for years to come...
(Hot Wheels Honda S2K for sale...)
Hot Wheels Honda S2000 (2013 Recolor):
All versions of the S2K: