Big things with little cars

LaLD Engine Week 2018 - Day 3

For 8 cylinder day I’ve chosen the 1/18 scale Cadillac LMP by Hot Wheels.

The Cadillac LMP program ran from 2000 to 2002 powered by GM’s Northstar V8. The cars there were two teams running the LMP’s, a factory effort here in the US and team DAMS of France running European races.

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Unfortunately, the Cadillac LMP program never really lived up to it’s potential. The cars faced reliability issues and on longer tracks, such as Le Mans, they couldn’t quite match the pace of the dominant Audi’s.

The Hot Wheels version of the LMP is nicely done for its entry level price range. However, the interior and engine bay could use a bit more color.

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These models have spent several years in storage and the “glass” pieces have started to yellow with time. This is very evident with the photo filter.

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