Turns out that maroon and pink Hot Wheels Fairlady Z was a “factory custom” (a car purposefully painted incorrectly at the plant) after all. Here’s the actual 2016 Hot Wheels Nissan Fairlady Z in the correct blue that we approved on the e-sheet and patterned after designer Jun Imai’s real-life 260Z.
See the resemblance? The leaked Hot Wheels photo is also wearing the correct mainline wheels now too.
Meanwhile, in other news, the Lamley Group is reporting that the Datsun 620 is set to make a reappearance in an upcoming Walmart-exclusive lineup of pickup trucks. The colors are fantastic, white base with red and blue stripes, reminiscent of old Nissan service vehicle colors. Others in the set include a slammed Nissan Titan and lifted Toyota Tundra. Look for them late fall or early winter.