Five ‘Outlaw’ Porsches Have Joined the Hot Wheels Family
In the past, many youngsters have plastered their bedroom walls with posters of Ferraris. Others have instead opted for the likes of Lamborghinis, Jaguars, Corvettes, and the like. Magnus Walker, star of Urban Outlaw, was not one of those children. He had eyes only for Porsches, and since his childhood he’s gone on to customize and accumulate quite the collection for himself, colloquially known as ‘Outlaws’ for their racy designs that may chill Porsche purists. Now however he’s inspiring a new generation of Porsche devotees, and he’s teamed up with Hot Wheels to bring this Outlaw style to living room floors and toy chests all across the world. RELATED: "Projekt Mjolner" Might Be the World's Craziest 911 Turbo
According to Autoblog, the diecast toy brand will release these five cars in miniature, which include two Porsche 356 coupes, a big-winged 935 race car, a 911 GT3 RS, and a low-slung Porsche 964 (a 911 of ’89 to ’93 vintage).
Interestingly, Walker had a bigger part in their design than you might have expected. "We're not just doing replicas of his car, that's almost obvious and easy,” says Hot Wheels design manager Jun Imai. “We thought, let's have him come in, let's have him actually design graphics for the cars where he's an integral process."
Frankly, the results speak for themselves.
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The series is part of a new leaf of sorts that Hot Wheels has turned in recent years. "Up until five years ago, we were a V8 muscle car brand," Imai told Autoblog. "Now it's, 'What is the modern hot rod?' It could be a Porsche or an E30 BMW. Everyone's into something different, so we take that into consideration.”
Need to see more? The Outlaw Porsches are soon bound for a store shelf near you.
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