Motorsports Authentics has just given DieCast X an exclusive first look at what will surely be the most sought-after diecast car of 2008: the Action Racing Collectibles Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevy Impala SS. Based on Action’s 1:24 Car of Tomorrow (COT) casting, two paint schemes have been announced. Sponsors are the National Guard, Mountain Dew and Amp Energy Drink. These will be the primary schemes for the 88 car for the 2008 season, with roughly 60 percent of the races being run in the Mountain Dew/Amp (green) car and the remaining races in the blue National Guard car. Other special schemes may follow, but we have no word on those yet.
We’ve seen the COT casting up close, and detail is even better than the outgoing configuration. Of course, if it’s got Junior’s name and number, that won’t really matter. Pre-orders will be filing in fast, so if you have your sights on owning Junior’s new ride — don’t wait!
And remember where you saw it first!