Mattel unveiled a diamond-encrusted 1:64 scale Hot Wheels Car at the American International Toy Fair in New York City, 16 February 2008.
The one-of-a-kind "toy" was designed by Jason of Beverly Hills and is valued at $140,000, but will be auctioned off at the end of 2008 to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
- the frame of the car is made with 18-karat white gold
- The Hot Wheels® flame logo (on the undercarriage) is lined with black and white diamonds
- micro pave-set brilliant blue diamonds were used to mimic the Hot Wheels® Spectraflame blue paint
- red rubies were used for the tail lights
- black diamonds and red enamel create the "red line" tires
- under the functional hood the "engine" is encrusted with micro pave-set white and black diamonds
- a total of 2,700 diamonds were used
- there are approximately 23 carats in total weight
- a custom-made case contains 40 individual white diamonds, one for each year that Hot Wheels have been made
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