Thursday, November 21, 2013
First Look: Hot Wheels Porsche Panamera (with Matchbox comparison pics)...
The brand new Hot Wheels Porsche Panamera is out, and we already know that it will be released a little later in red.
When that news was released, a friend asked me which one I liked better. I answered, and asked for his favorite. His answer? The Matchbox.
This Hot Wheels Panamera has a few things going against it.
One, the design of the real thing has been widely panned. While it has grown on me in the last few years, it was still a shock to behold when it was first released. Two, it has kind of become the dick car in Los Angeles. Big bad Porsche driven by what can only called a big, epically bad driver. And three, Matchbox already did a Panamera, and they did it very well.
So a lot of people want to compare the two, and we did just that below. You can come up with your own thoughts on each, and decide which one you like better.
Here is the neat little caveat as you decide which one you like better: Both the Matchbox Panamera and the Hot Wheels Panamera were designed by the same person. Ryu Asada designed the Matchbox when he was on the orange team, and when he switched to blue, the Panamera was one of his first projects.
So you don't have to comment on talent, or execution, just direction and aesthetic. Hot Wheels has followed its speed theme with a lowered Panamera complete with rear spoiler, while the Matchbox features the Panamera in all its stock glory.
So which do you like better?
(Find the Hot Wheels and Matchbox Panameras on ebay...)
Hot Wheels Porsche Panamera (2014 New Models):
Together with the Matchbox:
With the other 4-door sports car in Batch C: