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Hot Wheels Elite 2012 Ferrari FF

Hot Wheels Elite  2012 Ferrari FF

Introduced at the 2011 Geneva Show, the Ferrari FF (“Ferrari Four”) broke new ground in several areas.  Its 6.2 liter, 651-horse V-12 was the biggest engine ever stuffed into a street-legal Ferrari, and while it’s not the first four seater from Modena, its high-roofline (“shooting brake” in Euro-speak) Pininfarina body is the first to carry two pairs of adults comfortably for long distances. Finally – maybe most importantly – it’s the first Ferrari with 4-wheel drive… driver selectable, in this case. Hot Wheels has the curvaceous shape exactly right from the nose to the subtle ducktail spoiler. The same for details; if it’s visible in photos, it’s there, to scale, on the model, including the tiny (really tiny) Pininfarina scripts, the trim tab in the rear aero tunnel, and almost-invisible Ferrari badges in the wheel hubs. Behind those accurate wheels are detailed discs with Ferrari-badged calipers. This sample’s highly glossy red paint does have a little orange peel on the sides; interior detail is just as complete as the outside highlights, with accurate high-relief seats and side panel upholstery, separate belts with photo-etched hardware in back, photo-etched  switch panels and chrome trim on the doors, and a dash full of accurate details, including the yellow face on the detailed tach.  Dimensions are accurate, too. Hot Wheels really nailed this one.  – Wayne Moyer

1:43 | $55

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Updated: May 5, 2014 — 5:25 PM

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