A JDM "Tooned" version of a Toyota Altezza, better known in North America as the first generation Lexus IS. Produced as a direct competitor to the luxury sport sedans of the leading European luxury marques, the XE10 series Toyota Altezza and Lexus IS was designed with a greater performance emphasis than typically seen on prior Japanese luxury vehicles. Fitted with an ultra-widebody bodykit and a chopped roofline, the 'HKS' in the casting name refers to the company HKS, which deals aftermarket car parts as well as functioning as a tuning house for motorsport Vehicles. The Hot Wheels HKS Altezza is modeled after an HKS-tuned race car from the time period.
HKS website for more information on the company: www.hks-power.co.jp
The HKS Altezza 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|
|040||2003||2003 First Editions #28||Matte Black||"HKS" logo on sides and hood and light blue and orange on sides||Black / Plastic||Purple||Chrome||PR5||58374||Malaysia||Turbo bulges out of hood|
|040||2003||2003 First Editions #28||Matte Black||"HKS" logo on sides and hood and light blue and orange on sides||Black / Plastic||Purple||Chrome||Gold PR5||58374||Malaysia|
|NA||2003||Christmas Model Shop Set||Light Blue/Chrome||White and Blue MSHOP tampos||Black||Tinted||Chrome||PR5||
Came out with a '67 Camaro