This Guy’s Custom ‘Jet’ Car Will Become Hot Wheels’ Latest Die-Cast Model

Hot Wheels celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this year and part of the celebrations included a search for a customized car that would become immortalized as a miniature die-cast model.

The search is now over as Hot Wheels has selected Luis Rodriguez’s one-off 2JetZ to become its latest vehicle. Selected from more than 3,600 cars that took part in the Legends Tour, the 2JetZ was praised for its “originality and arresting design.”

Hot Wheels didn’t say much about the 2JetZ, but noted the model is an “open-wheeled jet car” that takes inspiration from fighter jets. As a result, the 2JetZ looks more like a plane than a car.

The model apparently features a riveted aluminum body and a single seat interior which is covered by a glass canopy that mimics fighter jets. The air force influence can be seen elsewhere as the car has been equipped with “No Step” decals and World War II inspired bomber graphics.

Hot Wheels didn’t say much about the car’s powertrain, but it features an engine that produces more than 600 hp (447 kW / 608 PS). Regardless of the specifications, Rodriguez’s car will soon be owned by countless fans as Hot Wheels will build a 1:64 scale version of the car and begin selling it globally next year.

According to Hot Wheels senior vice president and general manager, Chris Down, “The 2JetZ looks like it performs and everything about it was built from the ground up. Its forward design aesthetic will add variety to the Hot Wheels line and is a car that both adult fans and kids will love.”

  • Marc Gruben

    First thought that came to my mind is that this car should be powered by a gas turbine engine.

  • RDS Alphard

    Powered by 2JZ, hence the name.

  • Bash

    Kudos to him for the great efforts great job. this looks cool.

  • Howfarr

    Great job hats off to the guy.
    But now the negative, not sure why this would be a good HotWheels car, its totally unrelateable to anyone apart from the guy who built it.

  • Randy Terpstra

    Based off of Dwayne Vance’s “Face Peeler 2”. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c49e577d5ba2e64c8c76c077f364e7cafeea760eaba1475322f2ba56ec0fe779.jpg

    The original sketch can be found in Vance’s book “Masters of Chicken Scratch – Vol 1”

Kia Niro EV Vs. Rivals: See How Entry-Level Battery Electrics Stack Up

The entry-level electric vehicle segment is booming, so we compare five new and upcoming models.

2019 Mazda6 Is A Quality Saloon That Will Make You Feel Special

Stylish, comfortable and with good handling, the Mazda6 can give premium models a good scare.

Somehow, The Driver Of This Cruze Made It Out With Minor Injuries!

It may be hard to believe, yet whoever was driving the Cruze thankfully escaped almost unharmed .

Chevy Dealers Snap Up All 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bisons – And They’re Flying Off Lots

Despite a nearly $50k price tag, this year’s production of the Colorado ZR2 Bison is already allocated to dealers.

Car Monitoring Tech Learns Your Passengers’ Age, Gender And A Whole Lot More

“My car is my castle” could soon become “My car is a 24-hour Big Brother AI”.

Buick Cascada Getting Axed, Will Be Missed By No One

GM finally admitted that Buick’s first convertible in 25 years won’t be sold beyond 2019.

Should You Spend £43,000 On Skoda’s 237 HP Kodiaq RS?

The Kodiaq RS is pretty good, but is it nearly $50k good? Watch this review to find out.

Land Rover Kills Plans For Discovery SVX Hardcore Off-Roader

JLR has already announced that it would reduce its model count, and the Disco SVX project was axed.

GM’s eBike Brand Named ARĪV, Launches In Europe With Two Models

The Meld and Merge eBikes offer ranges of up to 64 km (40 miles) on a single charge.

Je Design Bumps Cupra Ateca To 355 HP For The Price Of A Supermini

The pack for the Cupra Ateca includes an extra 59 HP, sporty exterior upgrades and new wheels.