Thursday, September 10, 2015
Just Unveiled: Hot Wheels Porsche 356A Outlaw & Ford GT LM in Gulf livery...
A couple more new models to show, one you have seen, but now with the correct wheels, and another with a new wing and a new outfit.
Let's start with the Porsche 356A. Well, the 356A Outlaw. This Outlaw is technically an Emory, which is essentially a classic Porsche with current race and rally accessories. I am sure there are many out there that can define it better than I can. This one debuts as an homage to the great, dreaded Porsche guru Magnus Walker. Instagram photos of Magnus with the Hot Wheels crew a few months back was a pretty good sign that something was in the works, and the result is fantastic. And we don't think the Magnus Walker/Hot Wheels relationship will stop there. The casting is tremendous, and now we can see it with its correct wheels:
This is actually more welcome than the Top Gun Porsche slated for Retro Entertainment that was, for some reason, scrapped. Whatever the reason, this hardtop 356A makes up for it and then some.
Another 2016 highlight to look forward to is the return of the Ford GT LM. This model has always been a favorite, and in Gulf livery it looks stunning.
Gulf livery can make almost any vehicle look cool, but on a model like this it is stunning. One other thing to note, the GT LM has followed the path of many other models and been modified to include a metal wing. Not surprising, but still a bummer. The wing now looks a little exaggerated, and as many collectors are learning, especially we DLMer's, these wings love paint chips. Oh well, I might have to buy a couple.
2016 is shaping up very nicely so far. No doubt there is a lot more coming...