The votes are in and the second North American leg of the Hot Wheels Legends Tour has a winner: Lulu, the vintage Indy-inspired aluminum speedster. And we cannot say we are surprised.
We got to know a lot of the details about Lulu last year, and it’s quite a car. The first thing that strikes you is of course the glossy polished aluminum housing. It is a monocoque design based on early 1960s Indy race cars, most notably the Harvey Thompson Aluminum Special. It’s amazingly light thanks to its aluminum construction and weighs just 1,530 pounds.
The lightweight chassis is paired with a GM LTG turbocharged inline-four. It’s basically the engine you get in a four-cylinder Chevy Camaro. It has been retuned to deliver 325 horsepower, and it is a structural part of the car. That power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.
Lulu will now be one of the finalists in the Hot Wheels Legends Tour, in which the top prize will be a real Hot Wheels car. The other three finalists include another North American winner and a winner from New Zealand and Australia.