HW Prototype 12
Debut Series First Editions
Produced 2002 - Present
Designer Phil Riehlman
Number 52923
HW Proto 12 Phil R Rev160507


The HW Prototype 12 is a twelve cylinder mid-engined supercar. It is one of a couple Hot Wheels cars to have HW in its name, as it being one of the first ones to have it.

It was seen in the Hot Wheels World Race movie as the vehicles for CLYP, with retractable wings.


The HW Prototype 12 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes Photo
036 2002 First Editions
Metalflake Dark Orange Silver headlight tampos Unpainted / Metal Purple tint Gray PR5 ????? Malaysia HW Prototype 12 PR5 first edition 2002
036 2002 First Editions
Metalflake Dark Orange Silver headlight tampos Unpainted / Metal Purple tint Gray 5SP ? Malaysia HW Prototype 12 Or5sp
143 2003 Track Aces
Metaflake Orange yellow/black/white/orange tampos Unpainted / Metal Clear Gray PR5 ????? Malaysia HW Prototype 12 track aces Series 2003
192 2004 Track Aces
White Clear 5SP Malaysia HW Prototype 12 CIMG1055
2004 Multipacks Lime Green / Yellow Red and Black stripe

HW Prototype 12

Black Green Tint Black 5PR Malaysia Hw Prototype 12 Yellow
2/2 2006 3 Kings Car Holiday Metallic Silver Dark Red and Gold flaming rally stripes Unpainted / Metal Clear Red 5SP L3728 Malaysia HWPrototype12 3Kings
5pk 2008 Top Speed GT Metalflake Red "4" with Black, White and Gold racing tampos Unpainted / Metal Clear Tan 5SP L9969 Malaysia HW Prototype 12 5-Pack - 9539cf
2008 Metallic Red Unpainted / Metal Clear Tan 5SP 5pk Thailand HW Prototype 12 5-Pack - 9539cf
5pk 2010 Rock 'N' Road White and transparent Dark Blue Orange and Lime Green strips, "HW PROTOTYPE " Motorsports, "12" and Hot Wheels Logo & "Leeway Motorsports" Black / Plastic Blue White PR5 R7661 Thailand ROCK N ROAD HW 12 PROTOTYPE
5pk 2012 Max Steel : Core Overload X1111 Thailand Image Not Available
5pk 2013 Street Beasts X9853 Thailand

2013 HW Prototype 12 Street Beast 5 pack

5pk 2014 Flame Fighters or HW City 5 White Black flames, "484", "FIRE" and "HotWheels Fire Dept." logo on the sides Chrome / Plastic Orange tint Black PR5 BFB34 Thailand Base code(s): G36 2014 HW Prototype 12 5pack
2016 Mystery Models #05 Orange Black, Green, White, and Light Orange around '12' Unpainted / Metal Purple tint Black PR5 Y8127 Malaysia HW -Prototype-12 Orange 2016-MM RF DSCF8418



  • The HW Prototype 12's body appears to be heavily inspired by the 1993 McLaren F1.
  • HW Prototype 12 is the Prototype car Dr. Peter Justice had designed in Hot Wheels: Velocity X. The car's speed was capable of bending the light around it to make it look invisible, and could also be used for time travel. Otto Von Diesel, however, stole the car and Dr. Justice had his son Max disable and retrieve it.
    • Its color in this game follows a similar color to the 2002 First Editions variant.
    • It is also the fastest car in the game, with a regular top speed of 184 mph (296 km/h).
    • The car was seen multiple times in Hot Wheels: World Race; it's first appearance is after Kurt Wylde's cover was blown and prior to the last leg of the World Race.
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