The Pontiac Salsa was a convertible utility which was designed by GM's Advanced Concept Centre in California in 1992. It was a convertible, hatchback and pickup all in one, with various tops and tonneau covers able to be switched out. According to a sales brochure, the car uses a 1.5L DOHC inline-4 mated to a 5-speed transmission. The car is front-wheel drive.
The Hot Wheels version debuted as part of the Demolition Movie set of 9 cars, which were each sold individually packaged with a Park 'n Plates box, however, the box was called a Cryo-Cube. Along with the Oldsmobile Aurora, the Pontiac Salsa does not appear in the movie.
This casting does not feature an actual windshield; it instead features a piece of metal molded as part of the body and some portions painted in to vaguely resemble a windshield. The casting also features a number of differences and inaccuracies when compared to the actual concept car. Early releases of the casting feature copyright on the base pertaining to Warner Bros.; this was later changed to "Pontiac Salsa".
The Pontiac Salsa has come out in the following versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes||Photo|
|11087||1993||Demolition Man Movie car||Orange||Silver Headlights, no tampo||Black / Plastic||Painted Silver||White||BW Orange||11087||Malaysia||came with Cryo-Cube (Park'n Plates box)|
|596||1997||1997 Hot Wheels||Orange||Silver Headlights, no tampo||Black / Plastic||Painted Silver||White||7SP||11087||Malaysia||same color as the Movie car, but it came with different wheels and in regular packaging|
|596||1997||1997 Hot Wheels||Orange||Silver Headlights, no tampo||Black / Plastic||Painted Silver||grey||3SP||11087||Malaysia||same color as the Movie car, but it came with different wheels and in regular packaging|
|1997||Bonus Car||Met.Dark Green||Gold,Red Silver "'97 BONUS CAR"||Chrome Plastic||Painted Silver||Black||7SP||11087||Malaysia||only available in baggie through Mattel Mail-in Promotion|
|862||1998||Mainline Speed Demons 5pk||Met.Dark Red||Yellow & Blue on sides||Chrome Plastic||Painted Black||Black||5DOT||11087||Malaysia|
|21345||1999||Final Run #7||Yellow & Black||White "SALSA" on windshied Black & White Final Run Logo on hood||Black Plastic||Painted Black||Black||PC6 Yellow||11087||Malaysia|