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Ferrari 348

The mid-engined, rear wheel drive Ferrari 348 is the replacement for the Ferrari 328. It was launched in 1989 and continued in production until 1995 when it was replaced by the Ferrari F355.

It came in two forms, the 348 tb for the coupé and the 348 ts for the convertible.

Ferrari 348
Ferrari 348, photo details

Unlike the move from the 308 to the 328,  this was a bigger change in the “small Ferrari”. Continue reading Ferrari 348

1:18 Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 458 Spider

This article looks at the 1:18 scale model of the Ferrari 458 Spider produced by Hot Wheels Elite.

If you want details of the real car, please click over to Ferrari 458 where you’ll also find the best videos.

Hot Wheels Elite 458 Spider
The Hot Wheels Elite model of the Ferrari 458 Spider, model W1177

Product Numbers For The Hot Wheels Ferrari 458 Spider

The 458 Spider was the first mid-engined supercar with a fully retractable hardtop roof. This isn’t reflected in the models which are all open.

The Hot Wheels Elite product numbers show little logic:

  • W1177 – red with black interior
  • W1178 – white with red interior
  • X5485 – black with dark red interior
  • BCJ89 – red with tan interior
  • BCJ90 – black with tan interior

There are also Heritage models where the bonnet and boot don’t open.

  • X5527 – red with tan interior
  • X5528 – black with black interior
  • X5529 – blue with tan interior

It’s easy to get confused with these Hot Wheels models and I use the product numbers to make sure that I know what I’m looking at.  The company have also made 1:43 scale models of the car.

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1:18 Hot Wheels Elite LaFerrari & Heritage

This article looks at the 1:18 scale model of the LaFerrari (or should that be Ferrari LaFerrari?) produced by Mattel Hot Wheels.

In July 2014, it was announced that the exclusive deal between Ferrari and HotWheels will end on 31 December 2014.

LaFerrari will be one of their very final models and is likely to sell out very quickly.

If you want details of the real car, please click over to LaFerrari where you’ll also find the best videos.

Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari LaFerrari
Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 model BCT79 of the Ferrari LaFerrari

Product Numbers For The Hot Wheels LaFerrari

Heritage

BLY52 – red
BLY53 – black
BLY54 – white

Elite

BCT79 – red
BCT80 – yellow
BCT81 – black

There are also 1:24 and 1:43 models of LaFerrari.

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