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Road Rocket
Debut Series 1996 First Editions
Produced 1996 - Present
Designer Terry Choy / Larry Wood
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Description

The Road Rocket is a Hot Wheels creation. This race car has a carbon fiber body and a lightweight window covering most of the car. It's powered by a 1390HP aluminum fuel injected turbocharged V10 with dual exhaust, which gave the Road Rocket its name. Twin radiators cool the engine. The Road Rocket has double wishbone suspension on magnesium chassis and carbon ceramic 8-piston caliper ABS brakes fitted with 18" front/20" rear carbon fiber wheels. The Road Rocket has a three point nose cone and swooping rear wing, there are air outlets on the top to cool the engine. The transparent windscreen covers most of the top of the Road Rocket which is flat for much better aerodynamics. Twin tanks of gasoline fuel the powerful engine. The front and rear fenders create a vacuum to make the radiators suck air faster cooling the engine faster, the front spoiler sends air over the car further increasing aerodynamic efficiency and down force. The side of the rear spoiler creates a wave of air to both sides of the road rocket increasing stability control is increased by 45 series rubber slicks. The transparent panel can be opened most versions of the car; in 2015, the tooling was updated and the canopy of the car can no longer be opened.

Versions

Road Rocket has been released in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Exterior / Interior Color Tampo Base Color / Type Canopy Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
371 1996 1996 First Editions #7 of 12 Light Green Blue Hot Wheels Logo Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Gold LW 14911 Malaysia Playable in Hot Wheels: Turbo Racing Road Rocket GrnBluLW
371 1996 1996 First Editions #7 of 12 Light Green Blue Hot Wheels Logo Unpainted / Metal Blue tint Gold 7SP 14911 Malaysia Road Rocket GrnBlu7SP
532 1997 Phantom Racers Series #4 of 4 Clear Orange White Hot Wheels Logo Unpainted / Metal Yellow tint 3SP 16905 Malaysia Road Rocket OrgYel
756 1998 1998 Treasure Hunts Series #8 Chrome Black & Red TH-98, Black & Red HW Logo Unpainted / Metal Clear 3SP 18822 Malaysia Road Rocket - 98TH
- 1998 Volcano Blowout Playset Glow-in-the-Dark White Red, Yellow, Orange flames; Blue & White "Iceman" Unpainted / Metal Blue tint 3SP 16905 Malaysia Road Rocket GlwBlu
860 1998 1998 Hot Wheels White Grey, Green, "Intercooled Turbo" Unpainted / Metal Dark Blue 3SP 19537 Thailand Road Rocket WhtBlk
- 1999 Volcano Blowout 5-Pack Orange Black on sides Unpainted / Metal Tinted Gold 3SP 18835 Malaysia Road Rocket OrgBlk
1099 1999 1999 Hot Wheels Red Black on sides Unpainted / Metal Black LW 24113 Malaysia Road Rocket RedBlk
102 2001 Mainline Gold Chrome Orange, Black & Silver Unpainted / Metal Clear PR5 50632 Malaysia Road Rocket gold chrome 2001
- 2001 Fireball 5-Pack Glow-in-the-Dark White Flames & Hot Wheels Logo Unpainted / Metal Tinted LW 50048 Malaysia or Thailand Road Rocket-2001 Fireball 5-Pack
- 2002 Extreme City 5-Pack Gold Chrome "Subterranean", "RECOVERY CREW" Unpainted / Metal Orange tint Gold LW 56140 Malaysia Road Rocket gold orange extreme city 5-pack 2002
- 2002 Power Launcher Red Silver HW logo on sides & rear wing, Silver & Red flames across top of rear fenders Black / Metal Black PR5 82340 Malaysia Image Not Available
12/35 2003 Highway 35 World Race Grey Red, Blue, Black & Yellow designs, 'Street Breed', '12' on sides, Highway 35 logo on spoiler Unpainted / Metal Green tint Green-Rim, Gray CM5 B0881 Thailand Road Rocket - Hwy35
178 2004 Track Aces Series Blue Orange Flames, "Hot Wheels", "6" Unpainted / Metal Orange tint Red 5SP B3772 Thailand Road Rocket-2004 178
121 2006 2006 Track Aces Red White Track Aces with Checkered Stripes on sides Unpainted / Metal Tinted 5SP J3497 Malaysia Road Rocket-2006 121 5SP
121 2006 2006 Track Aces Red White Track Aces with Checkered Stripes on sides Unpainted / Metal Tinted PR5 J3497 Malaysia 2006-Road Rocket
177 2007 Mystery Cars Gold Chrome No tampos Unpainted / Metal Yellow tint Gold Y5 K7644 Malaysia Road Rocket - 07 Mystery
- 2008 Race Aces Gold Chrome Black & White tampos on sides & front fenders, '13' & racing deco on sides Unpainted / Metal Tinted PR5 N5434 Malaysia Image Not Available
- 2008 Race Aces Chrome Red, White & Blue tampos on sides & front fenders, '13' & racing deco on sides Unpainted / Metal Red tint PR5 N5434 Malaysia Image Not Available
- 2009 Track Aces 5-Pack Black Orange, Silver & White graphics. Unpainted / Metal Orange tint Gold 10SP N4079 Thailand Road Rocket - 09 TA 5-pk
- 2012 Mega Loop Mayhem White Black, Orange & Silver tampos, flames, '05', & 'HWST' on sides Unpainted / Metal Green tint Orange OH5 W4249 Thailand IMG 0759
- 2015 X-Raycers 5-Pack Transparent Burgundy White, Red & Yellow designs on sides Unpainted / Metal Red tint Transparent Yellow OH5 CDT23 Thailand Updated tooling IMG 0761

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