Seared Tuner
Debut Series First Editions
Produced 2000 - 2005 (Original) 2005 - 2009 (Retool)
Designer Eric Tscherne
Number 24396
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Description

The Seared Tuner was originally introduced in the 2000 First Editions line-up with the name "Sho-Stopper." On the interior piece of this casting is a set of 4 speakers cast into the interior piece. This casting features a chopped roofline, widened bodywork, driver's side air intake on the bonnet, dual exhaust pipes (moulded into the base) and heavily modified grille and bumper.

This casting is among the first widely released imported Tuner-type models. The car was also featured on Hot Wheels packaging from late 2000 to 2003. The name was changed to Seared Tuner after what was rumored to be potential legal challenges, arose. Eric Tscherne says that the car was inspired by numerous tuner cars of the late '90s; not long after first drawing the car, he purchased a Mitsubishi Eclipse, with some lines from said car making it over to this model. The design is also said to be mostly inspired by a Wings West Aggressor-style bodykit.

Versions

The Seared Tuner 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
087 2000 First Editions
27/36
Light Orange Pearl Mimicked Carbon Fiber Hood, Red Stripe on Front Fender, HW Logo on rear window Gray Tinted Black 3SP 24396 Malaysia Named Sho-Stopper Seared Tuner - 00FE 3SP.JPG
087 2000 First Editions
27/36
Light Orange Pearl Mimicked Carbon Fiber Hood, Red Stripe on Front Fender, HW Logo on rear window Gray Tinted Black Chrome PR5 Malaysia Named Sho-Stopper Seared Tuner - 00FE PR5.JPG
087 2000 First Editions
27/36
Light Orange Pearl Mimicked Carbon Fiber Hood, Red Stripe on Front Fender, HW Logo on rear window Gray Tinted Black Chrome 5SP Malaysia Named Sho-Stopper Image0.jpg
N/A 2000 Avon Super Tuners Black Gold & White Tampos with sponsor logos Black Clear Gray Chrome 3SP Malaysia Came in a boxed set of 3 Seared Tuner - 00 Avon.JPG
N/A 2001 Washington Auto Show Gold Red to Yellow Flames outlines in Blue. Hot Wheels logo on hood Chrome Clear Black Chrome PR5 Malaysia Came in Baggie. Limited to 2,500. Seared Tuner - 01 DC Gold.JPG
N/A 2001 Washington Auto Show Black Red to Yellow Flames outlines in Blue. Hot Wheels logo on hood Chrome Clear Black Chrome PR5 Malaysia Came in Baggie. Limited to 7,500. Seared Tuner - 01 DC Black.JPG
119 2001 Mainline Red Mimicked Carbon Fiber Hood, Yellow Stripe on Front Fender, HW Logo on rear window Gray Clear Black Chrome PR5 Malaysia "Sho-Stopper" on base Seared Tuner - 01 Open Vamp.JPG
119 2001 Mainline Red Mimicked Carbon Fiber Hood, Yellow Stripe on Front Fender, HW Logo on rear window Gray Clear Black Chrome PR5 China "Sho-Stopper" on base Seared Tuner - 01 Open Vamp.JPG
119 2001 Mainline Red Mimicked Carbon Fiber Hood, Yellow Stripe on Front Fender, HW Logo on rear window Gray Clear Black Chrome PR5 Malaysia "Seared Tuner" on base Seared Tuner - 01 Open Vamp.JPG
119 2001 Mainline Red Mimicked Carbon Fiber Hood, Yellow Stripe on Front Fender, HW Logo on rear window Gray Clear Black Chrome PR5 China "Seared Tuner" on base Seared Tuner - 01 Open Vamp.JPG
N/A 2001 Power Launcher Red Mimicked Carbon Fiber Hood, Gray Stripe on Front Fender, HW Logo on rear window Gray Clear Black Chrome PR5 Malaysia Seared Tuner - 01 Power Launcher.JPG
N/A 2001 Chuck E. Cheese Exclusive White Various Chuck E. Cheese Tampos Black Red Tint Black Chrome PR5 Thailand Seared Tuner - 01 ChuckECheese.JPG
5pk 2001 City Service Red Planet Hot Wheels Logo & "Messenger Madness" Black Clear Black Chrome 3SP Thailand Seared Tuner - 01 City Service 5-Pack.JPG
084 2002 Yu-Gi-Oh!
2/4
Red Time Wizard Tampo Black Yellow Tint Blue Gold 5DOT 54363 Malaysia Seared Tuner - 02 YuGiOh.JPG
084 2002 Yu-Gi-Oh!
2/4
Red Time Wizard Tampo Black Yellow Tint Blue CM5 54363 Malaysia 2002 084a.jpg
N/A 2002 Spinnin' Rim Track Set Silver Stars & Red, White, & Blue Tampos Gray Black Gray Chrome 3SP 52580 Malaysia 2002SpininRimSeardTuner.jpg
070 2003 Hot Wheels Anime Series
1/5
Primer Gray #2 with Various Anime Tampos Kanji Character "速!" Meaning 'Fast' in Japanese Chrome Green Tint Blue Red PR5 57207 China Seared Tuner - 03 Anime.JPG
N/A 2004 Volcano Blast Set Black Yellow to Red Flames outlined in Yellow. Sponsor logos. White square with "Volcano Blast 68" in it. Chrome Tinted Red Chrome 3SP Malaysia Seared Tuner - 04 Volcano Blast.JPG
N/A 2005 Spinnin' Rim Track Set Silver Stars & Red, White, & Blue Tampos Gray Black Gray Chrome 3SP Malaysia Retooled, no longer has plastic insert on the side. Seared Tuner - 02 Spinnin Rim.JPG
N/A 2007 Clover Cars 4/8 Dark Green St. Patrick's Day & Four-Leaf Clover Tampos Chrome Clear Black Chrome 10SP L5733 Malaysia Wal-Mart Exclusives Seared Tuner - CloverCars.JPG
5pk 2008 Max Steel Metalflake Purple Gray, Pink & Black Graphics, Max Steel Logo Gray Light Blue Tint Gray 5DOT Malaysia 5-Pack exclusive to Latin America 2008-5P-Max Steel-Seared Tuner.jpg
5pk 2008 Max Steel Metalflake Purple Gray, Pink & Black Graphics, Max Steel Logo Gray Light Blue Tint Gray PR5 Malaysia 5-Pack exclusive to Latin America 2008SearedTunerMaxsteelpr5.PNG
N/A 2009 Jurassic Starter Set Exclusive Metalflake Yellow Black, White, Gray & Red Tampos. Dinosaur head fossil, ripped flames Black Plastic Red Tint Gray Red Chrome Y5 Malaysia Seared Tuner - 09 Jurassic Starter Set.JPG

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Display from Eric Tscherne with technical specifications of Sho-Stopper/Seared Tuner

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