The Boom Car is a Hot Wheels original model designed by designer Tyler Charest. Tyler explains in the All Access blog on the Hot Wheels YouTube Channel that he wanted to make a downhill race car that put the "fun in function". This resulted in the Boom Car. According to Tyler it's unlike a "traditional Hot Wheels car", which is aggressive, a speed machine, sleek, low and fast-proportioned. It is the exact opposite of that idea: a motorless model, a real down hill racer. Minifigures can be inserted into the open cannon and flicked out by your fingers.
The Boom Car has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|Red & White||Blue stripes on top, White stars w/ stripes on sides & top||Blue / Plastic||Red||5SP||DTX11||Malaysia||New Model|
Base code(s): J42
|Yellow & Green||Black stripes on top, White stars w/ stripes on sides & top||Green / Plastic||Green||White 5SP||DVC10||Malaysia||New Model|
Base code(s): J51
|018/365||2018||HW Fun Park|
|Green & Black||Black stripes & 'Boom Car' on sides||Red / Plastic||Yellow||Yellow 5SP||FJX84||Malaysia||Base code(s): J51, K30, K31|
|2020||HW Fun Park 5-Pack||Metalflake Blue & Orange||Orange, Yellow & White explosion graphics on sides||White / Plastic||Grey||Chrome Orange TRAP5||GHP49||Indonesia||Base code(s): M33|
From the back of the 2017 card:
Birthplace: El Segundo
Designer: Hot Wheels®
Specialty: Whether you're riding the rolling cannon or getting ready to blast off, the Boom Car™ is ready to launch you outta this world! With several places to attach your figures, this dynamite ride is ready to shatter some records!