Off the TrackYour Fastest 5 Cars?

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In your opinion, what are the top 5 fastest hotwheels cars?

I'll go first:

5: Jaguar XK-8 - I own 3 of these cars. All 3 of them are at, or very close to being, at the top of the bracket. Sadly, all I can go off of is internal tests on this car. I don't know anyone else who actively races it! worpex.net/cartype.php?secondname=JAGUAR%20XK-8

4: Cadillac V-16 - Not only is the regular version wicked fast, but the FTE version is even FASTER. Sadly, I don't own one of these or else it might rank even higher in my list!

3: Silver Bullet - I know mine is super quick. I know JDC442's is incredible. The last test is to see how the official Redline Derby model is! I guess we have to wait until the end of the season, but im expecting great things from this car!

2: Ferrari F40 - This car is pure perfection. Not only is it beautiful, but its a rocket. Every single one of these that i've purchased has been fast at one point in time. Not only that, but the model is rank #3 in the Redline Derby. The only real draw back to the car is that the opening trunk seems to hit the back tires on some of the poorer made models. Still, it's easy to fix using some JB Quick!

1: Side Kick - I don't think i've ever heard anyone say that they have a slow Side Kick. In my opinion, this is one of the fastest hotwheels ever made. Mine used to be one of the top cars on my track until an unfortunate accident left its wheels a bit... bent. Still, even in poor condition this thing can perform and take wins off of other cars. A true legend.

As always, It just depends on the track and the actual car that you have.

Before I joined our club racing, pictures show that the Cadillac V-16s and Ferrari F40s ruled the racing world. Now it seems their time has passed. You see multiple cars entered now but I don't recall any making it into the top 4 over the last year+1/2 that I have been in the league. We have the red F-40, black regular V-16, yellow regular v-16, and grey regular v-16. They all have been entered multiple times and have multiple wins but never make it to the final race for the month. Look at the number of losses the F40 in Redline Derby Racing has. I wouldn't consider it one of the fastest because of that.

I have a side kick waiting to be opened but haven't yet as the few that are entered in our club track don't do wheel on our 50 footer.

After racing 100s and 100s and 100s of my cars and tracking the results, I know which of my cars are fast but that is my secret

But Im sure I will report back somewhere in November reporting on the number of trophies that we bring home and any cars that come through as the car of the year for their division=super fast on that track.

I did a huge race on my track when I built it about a year and a half ago and posted the results on this thread. My top four cars on this track were the Valentine Nitty Gritty Kitty, Dodge Demon, Heavy Chevy, and Hot Ones 57 Chevy
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But Iowa's right, it depends on the track and the subtle differences among individual models. I've learned a lot about fast Hot Wheels by reading these threads. Iowa's racing league reports have given me some great tips as well. I try to buy the fast cars he reports on whenever I see them at flea markets and such. I also have a few secret weapons of my own that are still in the package just waiting for the right race to dominate

Well, given all the data I have. The Ferrari Testarossa has yet to be beat and the Dodge Demon is one fast car. The Land Rover has always performed. The F-40...ah heck, just check out the Hall of Fame

www.redlinederby.com/fantasy/rankingscar.php

I Iowa's racing league reports have given me some great tips as well. I try to buy the fast cars he reports on whenever I see them at flea markets and such.

Funny! You turned me onto that Valentine's Day Nitty Gritty Kitty there. Saw the results from your races and got one from E-Bay...It was 9-0 on my track and then took it to the club track and won right away. They have garaged it until November.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcnQ_9qZdvc There are other track designs besides a straight line! Gravitywerx Mail-in race this Fall!

There are other track designs besides a straight line!

That is so not true!


As for my five fastest cars.... just check out the RDR Hall of Fame, lol.

Cadillac V-16 (with Bling wheels) is even faster than the FTE Caddy. That's one of my fastest. My cousin has a really fast Retro-Active. I had a Retro-Active, but it wasn't as fast as his. His must have some nice straight wheels. I've also bought a few Testarossa's and it got to the final in my family's race (50' track), but lost to my cousin's Valentine's Day Cadillac V-16 (with Bling Wheels). It was a 2-1 victory though and I think the Testarossa would have one the majority of the time if they kept racing. It beat the V-16 by a longer margin. I bought a couple of the Nitty Kitty Gritty Valentine's Day cars. It won a couple of rounds, but got knocked out kind of early.

Like everyone is saying though, it depends on the track. For one, we race on BluTrack. I have one strip of Red, White, and Blue Hot Wheels track, but I need another 50' strip before I can start building the Hot Wheels race track that I want. Until then I will continue to use the BluTrack or if Jason ever comes out with that new track, maybe I can use that instead. When we set up the BluTrack though, it tends to have a short drop and a long straight away (probably about 80% straight away). So, cars with good wheels tend to do better for us.

The Valentine NG Kitty is a bit on the narrow side so the wider Blutrack isn't the best track to race it on.
Martin~ sounds like you're planning to make a two lane 50' seamless. I cut my 50' seamless in half so I could race right away. Not sure where I would set up a 2 lane 50 footer if I had another roll anyway. Hope you're able to find another 50 foot red, white and blue soon. I'd like to see you get your track up and running. It would be nice to have the 50 foot track to be able to test cars for when the fantasy league races on tracks that long.

Yeah same I have a super fast retro-active and I've been disappointed with the one in the fantasy league, mine took second in a family tournament this summer losing to an FTE. I also have a really quick Dodge Concept Car, another one in the fantasy league that hasnt race up to my expectations.

5. Nomadder What
4. Dodge Charger R/T
3. 1992 Mustang
2. 2010 Ford Mustang GT FTE
1. Ferrari Italia FTE (naturally)

Yeah same I have a super fast retro-active and I've been disappointed with the one in the fantasy league, mine took second in a family tournament this summer losing to an FTE. I also have a really quick Dodge Concept Car, another one in the fantasy league that hasnt race up to my expectations.

5. Nomadder What
4. Dodge Charger R/T
3. 1992 Mustang
2. 2010 Ford Mustang GT FTE
1. Ferrari Italia FTE (naturally)

Interesting choices! My Nomadder What is stellar also and my Dodge Charger R/T used to be very quick at one point as well, but it has since been beat up to much to even be race-able.

Sadly, I have to disagree with the Dodge Concept Car being quick though. I have a few of them and two are in my league but neither are any good (worpex.net/cartype.php?secondnam ... CEPT%20CAR). Haven't tried the Retroactive out, but I might pick one up one day. Of course, the two FTE's are also great on my track as well!

i race ALTERED early 1930's hot wheels, so my 5 favorite BASES are ; 1 way 2 fast, 2 I candy, 3 sooo fast, 4 britt speed,
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Considering that I've only had the opportunity to test 18 different cars with single-lane rolling tests on 15ft of orange track...if I had to pick only 5 to race on a 2-lane drag strip , it would be these...

5. `70s Van (Hot Ones repro)
4. `40s Woody (Connect Cars ~ "California")
3. Ferrari 458 Italia (fte)
2. El Rey Special (Hot Ones repro)
1. Fast FeLion (Track Stars)

My Fast FeLion seems to 'track' and maintain speed remarkably well for being such a light, narrow car. The Ferrari & El Rey probably equal it in speed, but displayed more lateral oscillations in my tests. My 'Super Van' & 'Cali Woody' are simply super-smooth running, 'monsters of momentum'...(lol).

I thought I'd update my "5 Fastest Cars" list since I've tested almost 70 cars out of my collection, so far.

5. Saleen S7 - Unusually <wide> track & very aero-friendly, this car painful.

1. Shadow Jet - Not exactly my favorite 'style' of car, but....its scary fast, plain & simple.

My previous speed leaders, the 'El Rey' & 'Fast Felion', would easily hold their own with the Saleen & Jaguars but they don't seem to 'track' quite as well.

ooo yes, Forgot about the Jaguar XJ220! DEFINITELY one of the fastest cars. I have a whooping 4 of them on my standings list and 3 of them are in the top 70 (worpex.net/cartype.php?secondname=JAGUAR%20XJ220). The last one is damaged now, but used to be the fastest of the bunch at one point in time. Once I do a site overhaul, I plan to add in functionality for retired cars and that one will be on the list.

What year on the XJ220?

What year on the XJ220?

Collector #203...the original w/UltraHots was 1993, 'Gold Medal Speed' versions came out in `94-`95. My GMS version w/gold lace wheels and is slightly faster than the original. I'm going to have to dig out some later examples to see how they compare.

Nice list of cars GspeedR. That Ultra Hot XJ220 is one I haven't raced yet. Been in the package since '94, time to bust it out.

Nice list of cars GspeedR. That Ultra Hot XJ220 is one I haven't raced yet. Been in the package since '94, time to bust it out.

Thanks JDC442! I've already sent a #203 to Brian for a future fantasy league entry. I think it'll surprise a lot of people when it eventually shows up in the brackets.

What year on the XJ220?

The most recent one i've tried is 2001 and it was very quick... although that is a good year for hotwheels, haha. They actually have one out in the mainline right now, but its in a 5 pack of cars. I was thinking about picking it up, but I'm not a huge fan of the wheels they put on it. I haven't had much luck with them.

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I cracked open a totally different batch of cars last night and have found several that will certainly challenge my current Top 5...pending testing, of coarse.

I found 6 cars from the 1993 25th Anniversary redline re-releases, including a 'Mongoose Funny Car' that appears to have #1 or #2 kinda speed. Heavy metal?...you bet!...'Whip Creamer', 'Sweet 16', 'Sidekick', and stays there! The 'Cat-A-Pult' used to be my favorite small Hot Wheel car...not any more.

Yeah, a lot of those cars I agree with being super fast. Sidekick, Sweet 16, Thomassima 3... the Lotus M250 seems sort of hit or miss to me. Sometimes you get a really good one, sometimes you get a really bad one.

I've never seen an Old #3 before... I might have to pick one up if I see one though. I do like the Cat-A-pult though and i've also always considered it to be one of the best small hot wheels car.

i narrowed the wheels on an old #3... it looked old... went ok .... notice it's spare, also used as BURL-ESQUE fronts... tall / skinny ... very thin contact footprint...you'ld think it would... but, i find that the factory narrowed wheels contact the outside of the axle...this tries to tilt or bind the wheel on the axle with the heavy cars, more friction... look where the early redlines and some b.w.s put the raised rib... inboard... hhmmmm !

try clicking your scale changer over to 1/64th should help...

I did some more testing this weekend on my 50' track.

My yellow Ferrari F40 is still my fastest stock car on the long track. It's smokin' fast.
Close behind are the black with gold wheels Testtarossa and Chrysler 300 FTE.
And right behind those a Ferrari 360 Modena and 355 or another F40.

Lots of Italians on the long track...

Not in any particular order:

1. Ford Sierra XR4Ti
2. Porsche 930 Targa
3. Tipper
4. 1997 Ford F150 (FTE swap)
5. Racing Champions 2003 Dodge Viper (FTE swap)

Welcome here RedlineFan1, like your avatar!

Welcome RedlineFan1! Interesting 'Top 5' you have there...I've heard good things about the Sierra and Porsche 930.

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Here's the latest car to break into my Top 5 stockers...

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2007 'Classics' series beautiful car(Spectraflame Aqua) filed amongst my "duds".

GspeedR

welcome redline fan, see you in the other lane

Here's another one that "MX48 Turbo"

Full metal, low cG & aero sig, Ferrari F40-like speed and stability. It also has a 'recessed' metal chassis(similar to the 'Monte Carlo Concept'). Its one of those cars that I don't really like the "looks" of, but I hafta respect its performance.

GspeedR

Bingo! One of my faster cars that I have for my league races. Gotta go with the blue casting that you have pictured. Its the only MX40 Turbo that I have found that is fast.

I completely agree! Mine is currently parked at an impressive 48th place. It beat 3 'oldschool' racers in the last tournament it was in as a huge underdog. I was quite surprised to see it do so well!

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