The GM Lean Machine is based on a concept car developed by Frank Winchell in the early 1980’s.
The original model was powered by a 15 hp 2-cylinder engine that produced a maximum speed of 80 mph with a fuel economy of 80 mpg at 40 mph. Shortly afterwards a second model was produced that was powered by a larger 38 hp engine.
Named for is slender silhouette and tilting capabilities, the Lean Machine look like, and weighed as mush as, a motorcycle. It could accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 6.4 seconds, and could travel up to 200 miles per gallon
It was featured in the 1993 movie, Demolition Man.
The GM Lean Machine has come out in the following versions, with front the Micro Caster (MC1) wheel:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes||Photo|
|1993||Demolition Man||Grey||no tampo||Black metal||Black tint||Grey||UH||11084||Malaysia|
|268||1995||Mainline||Lime Green & Black||tiny White Hot Wheels Logo on back||Black metal||Black tint||Lime Green||UH||12361||Malaysia|
|White & Blue||Blue, White, Orange "HWSA" "SEARCH" "HOT WHEELS SPACE ADMINISTRATION"||Unpainted metal||Black||unseen||5SP||12361||Malaysia|
|Chrome & Metalflake Dark Red||Black stripes, "HTW 37"||Black / Metal||Chrome||unseen||5SP||16679||Malaysia|
|1997||Bonus Car||Met. Dark Green & Black||Gold, White "97", Purple "BONUS CAR Q3"||Unpainted metal||Black||unseen||3SP||12361||Malaysia||Only available in baggy through mail order from Mattel|
|812||1998||Mainline||Met. Green & Gold||tiny White Hot Wheels Logo on Canopy||Unpainted metal||Black tint||Gold||SB||12361||Malaysia|
|Black & Purple||Yellow, Green, White, Black "Star Commander" on sides||Unpainted metal||Black tint||Purple||5SP||12361||Malaysia||Named Lean Machine|
|Black & Blue||Black & Silver flames on sides, Final Run Logo on canopy||Unpainted metal||Black||unseen||PR5||57189||Thailand|