The Hot Wheels ’73 BMW 3.0 CSL Race Car was released in 2016 under the BMW 100th Anniversary Series. This white 1:64 scale diecast model replicates the real race car that won in the 1973 European Touring Car Championship (ETCC).
The left side view has the red, dark blue and light blue stripes same as the real winning race car except the stripes end at the rear with a number ’68’. The real race car doesn’t have a number at the rear. However, the right side of the CSL ends with the stripes at the rear same as the real race car. Dark blue number ’68’ can be seen on both sides of the car which is not the same number ’12’ as the one raced in the 1973 ETCC.
There are tampos of ‘Castrol’ and ‘Hot Wheels’. There is no tampo of ‘Dunlop’ that replicates the real race car.
The windows are lightly black tinted and black interiors can be seen through with light shine through.
It is cute to see the two small integrated exhausts protruding from the right side of the HW.
Wheels are chrome and black MC5.
The rear view is very plain with black paint in the middle spanning from left to right.
Four round headlights similar to the winning CSL race car is visible here. The top light blue paint above the windscreen differs from the real race car.
The hood has red, dark blue and light blue stripes which outline the hood. Light blue stripe is dotted with the tampo BMW logo at the nose of the hood. Dark blue number ’68’ can be seen on the bonnet which is not the same number ’12’ as the one raced in the 1973 ETCC. At the rear boot top, there are two race style fuel inlets which can be seen behind the spoiler.
The base of the Hot Wheels BMW 3.0 CSL is made of plastic in white color. It is “Made in Malaysia”.
Last but not least, do you know that Conrad Dublin uses BMW 7 Series PHEV Hybrid to enhance the level of luxury for the hotel’s 5 star experience to its guests? Now, this Conrad Centennial Singapore bear is thinking how about BMW 3.0 CSL for another level of experience? Hmmm…..it does sound like a cool idea 🙂