The Side Draft is a Hot Wheels creation. It is powered by a 1100 HP 3.0L turbocharged aluminum W8 with side draft intakes, giving this car its name. It has a carbon fibre body on a magnesium chassis with coilovers, carbon ceramic brakes with 4 piston calipers, carbon fiber wheels, and 35 series rubber slicks. There is a triple nose cone. The front chin spoiler forces air to the front brake intakes, the front fenders drift into engine intakes at the rear with a spoiler which is half the side draft's girth. The back of the side draft has a rear brake outlet behind the rear lights and a transmission outlet inbetween. The engine cover is vented. The rear fender forces air to the sides of the side draft, which increases balance and creates a vacuum near the intake, creating greater suction. Air moves smoothly over the windshield, which covers most of top of the car but is also a quarter of the Side Draft's girth. The engine cover can also be opened on the toy version.
It appears in both the movie and comic versions of Highway 35, being a part of team Street Breed, and is driven by Dan Dresden.
It also appears in Stunt Track Challenge as a Stunt car.
The Side Draft has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|052||2002||2002 First Editions||Metalic dark orange||White, Black. "7" on side||Black / plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||Chrome PR5||52940||Malaysia|
|108||2003||Spectraflame II Series||Spectraflame Green||Black "Hot Wheels Spectraflame II" on side||Black / plastic||
|9/35||2003||Highway 35 World Race||Dark Red||Multi-colored fusion graphics||Tinted (Green)||Green-Rim, Gray CM5||B0884|
|2005||Black Tops 5-Pack||Black||Silver, Red Flames and stripes, '7' on sides||Chrome||Tinted (Red)||RedPR5||Malaysia|
|163 / 180||2007||2007 Mystery Cars #07/24||Metalflake Dark Grey||White stripe on sides||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Blue)||Black||PR5||K7630||Malaysia|
|2008||Long Hauler||Yellow||Black, Blue strip on sides||Black / plastic||Tinted (Blue)||Black||Chrome PR5||Malaysia|
|062 (USA) 070 (Int.)||2010||Track Stars 06/12||Flat Lime Green||Black, Blue strip and star on sides||Black / plastic||Tinted (Green)||Black||Chrome||R7463||Malaysia||Base code(s): C05|
|N/A||2011||Super 6-Lane Raceway||Flat Lime Green||Black, Blue strip and star, on sides||Black / plastic||Tinted (Green)||Black||Gray||W9570||China|
|Cyborg Assault||Yellow||Red and black Cyborg design||yellow/plastic||Tinted (Green)||Black||N/A||N/A||Malaysia|
|???||???||???||Grey||Green and Black on the sides||Black/plastic||Tinted (Green)||Green||Green PR5||???||Malaysia|
|2015||2015 Nitrobot Attack 5-Packs||Dark Red||Yellow and Green Flames designs||Black/ Plastic||Green||Black||OH5||CDT15||Thailand||Base code(s): H22|