Friday, February 27, 2009

Review: Hot Wheels Pro Stock Firebird

Under Hot Wheels Racing Series this year have this Firebird made based on the real Pro Stock Racing. If you wonder what is that blue thing on the hood, it is actually the carburetor head to the engine.

Some background on the Pro Stock Racing.

Pro Stock Drag Racing is a class of drag racing featuring 'Factory Hot-Rods'. The class can be known as "all motor," as the cars cannot use artificial induction such as turbocharging, supercharging, or nitrous oxide, and there are very strict rules governing the modifications allowed to the engines, and the types of bodies used.

This makes for some incredibly tight racing; the front runners in the class can reach speeds over 200 mph (320 km/h) in 6.6 seconds (approx). The qualifications rounds are separated by less than a tenth of a second across all competitors. In a particularly tight qualifying roster, the difference from #1 to the final #16 qualifier may be only .05 seconds.

Verdict: Though Pro Stock Racing is kind of unfamiliar to us, but many have actually bought it for its unique design.

I Like: I can feel the speed from its shape, and it has a full metal base.

I Dislike: The red tinted glass, although it try to match the body, but real Pro Stock cars doesn't have it.

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Kenny said...

The blue thing on the hood is called a "hood scoop." It helps force more air into the engine so that it will run faster.

Toycarsmy said...

Thanks for the clarification.