The Flight '03 is Hot Wheels Original design by Mark Jones. It seems to have drawn inspiration from Tuner cars of Asian origin. This vehicle's design resembles two 4-door hatchbacks and one 2-door hatchback. The first is the E90 (AE92) / AE82 series Toyota Corolla 4-door hatchback (1983-1987) sold in European Markets. The second is the 2003 Toyota Corolla Ascent Seca, sold in Australia. The Hot Wheels casting was designed with an external body kit insert (interior/exterior body kit insert) that partially covers the panel area where the rear door seams would be. The third real-world vehicle resemblance of the Flight '03 would be the 1987 Honda Civic Hatchback, sold on many international markets.
A rather odd feature of the casting is the moulded Triangular centrepiece to the grille (which on the casting is part of the clear piece for the windows) which bears resemblance to the Triangular piece in the grille often seen on Alfa Romeo cars from Italy. The casting's interior piece also acts as a body kit on the exterior of the casting.
Another interesting feature of this casting is that, when looked at from an angle in certain light, the plastic of the interior piece (which the grille and headlamps are part of) reflects the light, making it look like the headlamps are glowing as if they are turned on. This effect may vary depending on the colour of the window piece.
The Flight '03 has come out in the following versions:
|Coll #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|031||2003||First Editions 19/42||Red and White||Red and Black flame decos hood and roof, "Krazykid" tampo on window||ZAMAC||Tint||Red||10SP||56381||Malaysia|
|031||2003||First Editions 19/42||Clear Red and Metallic White||Red and Black flame decos hood and roof, "Krazykid" tampo on window||Unpainted / Metal||Tint||Clear Red||10SP||56381||Malaysia|
|N/A||2004||2x Turbo Power Launcher||Metalflake Red||Red, White, Blue and Gray tampos, w/"Hot Wheels" logo and "3" on sides||Unpainted / Metal||Tint||White||PR5||C4325||Malaysia|
|N/A||2004||2x Turbo Power Launcher||Metalflake Orange||Brown, Blue and Gray tampos, w/"Hot Wheels" logo and "3" on sides||Unpainted / Metal||Tint||White||PR5||C4325||Malaysia|
|N/A||2004||Night Breed 5-Pack||Satin Orange w/gray fenders||"MH" racing logo and "Hot Wheels" logo on sides||Unapinted / Metal||Black||Gray||Red 10SP||B3637||Malaysia|
|N/A||2005||Gorilla Attack 5-Pack||Dark Red with Black fenders||Gorilla tampos on sides||Unpainted / Metal||Tint||Black||3SP||G6919||Malaysia|
|185||2006||2006 Hot Wheels 63/96||Mtflk Gold w/black fenders||Black and White checkered roof tampos, w/"Hot Wheels" logo on wing||Unpainted / Metal||Tint||Black||10SP||J3476||Malaysia|
|N/A||2006||Quikshot Launcher||Gray with Green fenders||Grey, Black and Green flame tampos on sides||Unpainted / Metal||Green Tint||Green||10SP||?||Malaysia|
|N/A||2007||Quikshot Launcher||Black with Red fenders||Red, Orange and Silver flame tampos on sides||Unpainted / Metal||Orange Tint||Red||10SP||?????||Malaysia|
|N/A||2010||Hot Tunerz 5-Pack||Red with Yellow fenders||Yellow stripe and honeycomb design, with logos||Unpainted / Metal||Tinted||Yellow||10SP||R0972||Thailand||Base code C20|
|184||2012||Thrill Racers - Race Course 4/5||Metallic Dk. Red with Dk. Gray fenders||"Flight '03", Yellow, Orange & White stripes w/ logos||Gray / Plastic||Tinted||Black||White PR5||V5488||Malaysia||Base Code(s): D38, D47|
|2012||Mystery Models||Metallic Dk. Blue with Dk. Gray fenders||"Flight '03", Yellow, Orange & White stripes w/ logos||Gray / Plastic||Clear||Black||White PR5||V5488||Malaysia|
|2012||Max Steel Urban Storm (Tempestade Urbana)||Dark Blue||Silver, orange & light blue, "Max Steel", "Ntek"||Unpainted / Metal||Light blue tint||White||Y5 black, orange chrome rim||X1112||Thailand||Base Code(s): E31|
|2015||Various Multipacks||Green||"Flight '03", Yellow, Orange & White stripes w/ logos||Gray Plastic||Black||Black||White PR5||?||Malaysia|
|-||2016||Snowflake Edition||Yellow||White and blue decals on sides||Gray / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||White PR5||DLP32||Malaysia||Base Code(s):|
|2016||Mystery Models||Pale Yellow||Green, White & Orange 'FLIGHT '03' on doors||Gray/ Plastic||Tinted
|Black||White PR5||?||Malaysia||Base code(s):|
|2017||Multipack Exclusive||Gray||Black stripes on roof, black and green decals on hood, "Hot Wheels" and "racing" on sides||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Smoke)||Orange||Chrome green-rimmed TRAP5||?????||Malaysia||Base code(s): K11|
|5/6||2017||HW Easter Series||Light Blue||White, Yellow & Pink stripes, & 'Easter' on sides||Unpainted / Metal||Tinted (Green)||Dark Blue||Chrome Orange & Black OH5SP||?||Thailand||Base code(s):|