My old man just came back from a congress in São Paulo and brought me this Hot Wheels Racing Ferrari F138 he found in a shop close to where he was staying.


Like the MP4-28 I posted before it, the F138 was Ferrari’s challenger for the 2013 season, and, again like the MP4-28, while it wasn’t exactly succesful, it’s still a great looking car in an era of weird proportions and phallic noses. In fact, 2013 had some of the best looking cars of the 2009-2013 era, and I hope I get the chance to add the Williams, Force India, Sauber and Mercedes Benz to my collection eventually.

Anyways, this model makes a great companion to the Minichamps McLaren, even if it’s not as sharp and the detail is not as crisp. The only real issue I have with it, though, are the wheels and tyres, which look a bit toyish next to the Minichamps counterparts, but I heard there are aftermarket sets that could take care of it.