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MEGA Hot Wheels Cadillac ATS-V.R Toy Kit Now Available: Video

MEGA Hot Wheels Cadillac ATS-V.R Toy Kit Now Available: Video

The Cadillac ATS-V.R race car saw its last race in 2017 before it was retired for good, but fans of the winning racing machine can still get their hands on one, so long as they don’t mind setting aside a chunk of time to build a scale MEGA Hot Wheels model, that is.

The interlocking block toy kit is now available on Mattel’s website for $29.99. It includes 319 shimmering red pieces to build the 1:24-scale model race car, which is finished in red and features a faux grille, headlight decals, and V-Series inspired livery with the No. 2 on its “doors.” It also includes a smaller, matching Hot Wheels die-cast model for inspiration and display. 

The block toy model is accurate right down to its interior, which includes a set of decals that create a dash that’s faithful to the real deal. It also features a removable hood so show off its “engine,” rolling wheels, and a large rear spoiler that looks track-ready. However, it does deviate from the real-life ATS-V.R with the addition of a stick shift; the race car itself featured paddle shifters. 

“As one of Cadillac’s elite, high-performance racing vehicles, the ATS-V R is built to perform. And now you can build your own,” the product description reads. “Our interpretation comes loaded with faithful details, like an authentically designed interior with stick shift and console, rolling wheels and accurate racing deco.”

As for the real-life Cadillac ATS-V.R, the racing machine harnessed the twin-turbocharged V6 LF4.R engine, which was tuned to deliver over 600 horsepower on the racetrack. And it turns out that the massive rear spoiler on the back of the model isn’t that far off from the real deal, as the ATS-V.R was kitted out with quite a few aerodynamic improvements over its road-going ATS-V counterpart.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Cadillac ATS-V.R was built to meet international FIA GT3 specifications, and competed in the Pirelli World Challenge from 2015 through 2017. During that time, driver Johnny O’Connell took the race car to a championship win in 2015, fourth place in 2016 and sixth place in 2017. Michael Cooper drove a second entry, finishing third in 2016 and second in 2017.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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