The Chrysler Thunderbolt was a four-seat concept car designed by Tom Gale which debuted at the 1993 North American International Auto Show. Intended to be a halo car, the car was based on a lengthened Chrysler LH platform shared with the Concorde, Intrepid, LHS and 300M. The car was fully functional and was powered by an experimental 4.0L 32-valve V8 designed by François Castaing fed through a 4-speed automatic transmission, and featured a highly advanced infotainment system with a satnav and built-in video games. The real car is currently located at the Walter P. Chrysler museum.
The Hot Wheels Highway 35: World Race incarnation of the Thunderbolt produces 670 HP from a mid-mounted V10 which is mated to conceal experimental worm drive propellers. The car is driven by Fluke of the Wave Rippers.
The Chrysler Thunderbolt has come out in the following versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|Pearl Silver||Purple Hot Wheels logo on trunk||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Purple)||White||5DOT||18844||Malaysia|
|1107||1999||Mainline||Metalflake Dark Blue||Black, Blue, Silver flames||Black Plastic||Black tint||White||3SP||Malaysia|
|Black||Purple, yellow Silver markings||Grey Plastic||Yellow tint||White||3SP||26007||Malaysia|
|225||2000||Mainline||Red||Silver flames outlined in pink,|
Black 'Lucero' outlined in pink.
Black and pink stripes along bottom edge.
|Clear||Black||5SP||29281||Malaysia||'EL REY SPECIAL' on rear of card|
White, Silver, & Black flames/stripes
|5pk||2001||Shark Park||Black||Blue full shark on doors, open-mouthed shark on hood||Grey Plastic||Blue tint||White||3SP||50012||Thailand||Shark-themed|
|136||2002||Mainline #136||Metalflake Red||Black Plastic||Yellow Tint||Black||Gold 5DOT||136||Malaysia|
|6/36||2003||Highway 35 World Race||Metalflake Purple||Wave Rippers Team Graphics||Clear||Black||Blue-Rim, White CM5||B0896|
From the back of the 1998-card:
The HOT WHEELS® Chapparal 2G racer was available from 1969-1971 and came in over a dozen colors. Look for the metallic pink version which is highly valued by collectors!