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The Aristo Rod is a Hot Wheels Original Model designed by Dmitriy Shakhmatov. It is a variation on the classic rat-rod with its huge front spoiler and air scoop on the roof. A gas tank is located in the front of the model, behind the headlights. The engine appears to be mounted underneath the cargo bed. Double twin-exhausts poke from underneath the cargo bed. The front spoiler uses the nifty technique that makes use of the interior. This technique was first introduced in the 2016 2005 Ford Mustang. This beast has a five-point racing seat belt to keep you seated all the time. On the side of the single seat, a rat is gnawing on a wrench.
The Aristo Rod has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|001 / 365||2017||Legends of Speed||Metalflake Purple||Yellow & Pink stripes & flames w/ 'Aristo Rat' on sides, Yellow HW logo on sides||Plastic / Black||None||Light Grey & Dark Grey||Gold 5SP / Gold SK5||DTX10||Malaysia||Base code(s): J30, J34|
From the back of the 2017 card:
Birthplace: El Segundo
Designer: Hot Wheels®
Specialty: Crossing the finish line at the classic rat-rod race with its unmistakable huge front spoiler and air scoop poking through the roof, the Aristo Rat™ plows its way to first place with a sophisticated class of its own.