Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari FXX: Special FXX

Jun 30, 2011 No Comments by

Given its rarity, the thought of taking a Ferrari Enzo and morphing it into a track-only machine (especially one that you can’t drive unless Ferrari says you can, despite a two-mil plus tip-in) almost seems criminal… until you actually see one of the 30 hyper-exclusive, close-to-800 horsepower FXX Evoluziones built in addition to the already raucous street cars.

Mattel Elite has worked some magic on its 1:18 Enzo mold set and come up with this pair of FXXs; like this maker’s model of the streeter, these competition variants are detail rich and finished off beautifully, with photoetched bits, excellent glazing and lensing, and full access to well wrought interior, engine, and boot detailing. The Elite trim level, parked quite a few bob below the $200.00-plus “Super Elite” version, works well here; unless you’re looking for fuzzy seats, added-on carbon fiber detailing, and a couple pieces of additional photoetch for the extra coin, these play – and display – beautifully, for around a C-note.

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I was always crazy about toy cars and car-themed play sets, but I got hooked on car models when my cousin sent me a pair of built-up AMT kits - a '61 Continental and a '57 Thunderbird. I was six or seven years old when another cousin - Carl - showed me how to build and paint, and by the time I was nine, I had a pretty good collection and a great "spares box" on hand. The original Auto World catalogs were my dream books; my allowance was spent before it was ever earned, and I knew every hobby store and model retailer on Long Island. Then came slot cars, Cox .049-engined Baja Buggies and airplanes, and, ultimately, the real things. I still have some of those old models, and when time allows, I still build or detail scale cars. But it's the ready-to-display replicas and scale racing models that have really had me jazzed for the past fifteen years or so. The "mint" diecasts and the 1:18 American Muscle cars that I cut my serious collecting (and writing) teeth on back then led straight to the current crop of offerings from high-end makers and models in every scale. I also love scale model photography, and shooting, scoring, and producing videos of the models I love. I'm a proud member of the DiecastSpace Diecast Hall of Fame, as well as the Diecast Car Collectors' Club Diecast Scale Model Hall of Fame. I'm also proud to be a part of the Die Cast X Team, and as Editor-in-Chief, I'm looking forward to years of growing the publication and showing new collectors how much fun this hobby can be. And, yeah - I still have that spares box.
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