• Dec 14, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of the 2010 Ford Mustang GT by Hot Wheels

Shortly after the LA Auto Show debut of the 2010 Ford Mustang, the automaker announced that Mattel would be releasing its own replica of the new model as part of its Hot Wheels lineup. Somehow in all the running around after the reveal in LA, we missed out on picking up an example and Ford didn't have any press photos available. Fortunately Ford's Dan Jarvis came to the rescue and provided Autoblog with one of the toys for a photo shoot. As you can see, the team at Hot Wheels has made the usual array of tweaks in order to minimize the aerodynamic drag of the new car and maximize fuel efficiency. The exterior mirrors have been removed and the grille has been blanked off to force air flow around the car. The biggest change, however, was deleting the powertrain. Normally, this might be a problem, but like other Hot Wheels editions, this car derives its propulsive force from external sources.


Photos Copyright ©2008 Sam Abuelsamid / Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      When are these things supposed to be released? I've been checking the local Targets and Walmarts around my area and have yet to any of them in the aisles. :(
        • 6 Years Ago
        I recommend checking out Target and Kmart and maybe Toys-R-Us, you'll likely see them there first. But forget Wal-mart. With their stocking policy, you'll likely see them on the pegs next Christmas, unless you're in good with the stockroom crew who'll let you open the boxes in the back and have your pick for a few bucks. That's why Wal-mart's on my no list. You may also find one on E-bay, if you don't mind paying that steep price. $100.00 for a $1.00 car? Come on, I'm not that stupid.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just what we needed, a third rite up on the hot wheels mustang.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great write up. I have been in the market to replace my aging 2005, as its seen a lot of track.

      However, three words to the photographer...

      "Super Macro Mode" ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      They were handing these out twice a day as exclusives at the Detroit Auto Show :) I wonder if any of the other shows with the 2010 Mustang are handing these out too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, that is a pretty cool collection of Matchbox Mustangs. BTW, please don't get too up close, they are clearly not built to the same exactness as real cars. :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Those are Hot Wheels, not Matchbox.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That is debatable!

        Just kidding ;-)

      • 6 Years Ago
      The gaps look better on that then the real thing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      nerdy
      • 6 Years Ago
      Are they out yet?

      I Want one! ;-)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Aw, c'mon now....

      I thought Ford got rid of those cheap plastic interiors....
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks like a camaro
      • 6 Years Ago
      The true genius of Hot Wheels is realizing that the Mustang's greatest shortcoming was not that it had too much solid axle, but that it had far too little! True to form, the front wheels are also joined to the same piece of hardware at each side. In fact, the whole underbody is pretty much solid. None of that pesky "independent" this, "suspended" that, or obnoxious "steering" to get in the way. Besides, steering is just the lazy man's drifting anyway; we all know wheel rotation has no bearing on direction of travel. Spinning rapid 360s and going full tilt while you slice mere microns away from collision only to go careening under the pantry door? All in a day's work at Hot Wheels.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice car but my Hotwheels 2008 first edition Challenger SRT8 will blow the doors off it!
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