Test Pattern: Hot Wheels Elite 1:43 Enzo “Monza”

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Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari Enzo “Monza Test”  1:43 | $55.99

Only two Ferraris have been officially named for a person: the 1968 246GT, for Enzo’s son Dino, and the code-named F60 supercar that became the “Enzo” after Senor Ferrari’s passing in 1988. Based heavily on Formula One technology with the addition of active aerodynamics and traction control, the tested speed of 217 mph made the Enzo the fastest road car of its time. When the Enzo appeared at Monza in early 2003 it sported a big carbon-fiber rear wing with a radiator between its struts, neither of which appeared on production cars a few months later – and this Hot Wheels Elite model very accurately depicts that test car. There were minor differences in the rear end during the test, and the model matches one of them precisely. The angular body lines and all the scoops and vents are quite accurate, with nice carbon fiber detail on the wing. Wheels are correctly different from production versions, with ventilated disks, big calipers, and correctly colored center-lock nuts. Interior details match photos of the test car except that the silver cylinder should be behind the electronics boxes, but it’s the accurately detailed and painted V-12 seen under the very clear rear glass that really stands out.  Dimensions are right on, and so is the correct semi-gloss black finish.  – Wayne Moyer

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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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