Friday, March 13, 2015
First Look: 2015 Hot Wheels Corvette C7.R...
Ever been to Venice Beach? Or any crowded public beach with any sort of pier? There is always that guy. You know who that guy is. He sits and draws caricatures of anyone willing to pay. Kids love him, because he makes a funny drawing of them that is totally out of proportion. It is a drawing that at the moment they plan on cherishing forever, but there is a good chance it won't make it past the hotel trash.
Well, if any of you have visited one of these street artists recently, is there any chance you saw a brand new Corvette C7.R getting a caricature of itself? Someone had to see it. You are looking for this:
Because that is what must have happened to the brand new Hot Wheels version of the C7.R. You can tell it is a racing Corvette, but it sure seems a little off. It must have gotten its funny drawing and submitted it to Hot Wheels. The casting looks too small, the rear wheels too big, and worst of all, it is "Best For Track", which means one thing:
Drat. The infamous upturned chin! Yes, silly rabbit, Hot Wheels are for kids, but does every kid need a track friendly Corvette? Hopefully not, especially when its chin takes an upturn definitely for the worse. When we built a track to give away cars last Halloween, we noticed that it did not matter what kind of car was on the track, as long as it flew. So that makes me think there are enough track-friendly cars for all the kids to have their fill and still get a more realistic Corvette.
But that is just me. Who is in on this one?
Hot Wheels Corvette C7.R (2015 New Models):