I haven’t opened any of the Hot Wheels castings that I’ve bought in the past two years or so. Therefore, I’ve had this box of 25 or so brand-new in blister castings from 2012-2014, and two or three late 1990s castings.
I decided to open this Corvette today, just for the fun of it.
The model is proportioned well. The classic 5-spokes are reminiscent of the Z51 wheels Chevrolet uses on the real Stingray.
The paint is a very nice metallic grey. The metal flake effect is not bold, but is more than subtle. I like it; a stealth finish for a stealth design.
One thing to note, though, is the tampo’ed Carbon roof. Terrible execution. As you can see above, the sides of the roof are also tampo’ed on, with a color that does not match the beautiful, sparkling grey on the rest of the car.
Overall, besides the carbon roof, this is a great model from Hot Wheels—bonus points for details on all of the lights!