The Tricar X8 is a Hot Wheels Original Model designed by Larry Wood. It is one of the few three-wheeled models. With its sleek and pointy body it is capable of reaching high speeds. The wing on the back provides stability when going top speed.
The nose of the vehicle, the interior, the wing and the turbine exhaust are made of a rubbery plastic. This model is also one of the few models that uses the Micro Caster (MC1) wheel.
This model looks very similar in appearance to Evel Knievel's Sky Cycle.
The Tricar X8 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|1980||Mainline||White||Red and Blue on top and fenders||White||Yellow tint||Blue||BW||1130||
Hong Kong\ 1982 same but w/Malaysia
|Blue Wing and Nose|
|1983||Mainline||Red||Yellow, White flames on top and fenders||Red||Yellow tint||Blue||BW||1130||Malaysia||Blue Wing and Nose, Transition piece|
|-||1983||Mainline||Red||White, Yellow & Black flames on top||Red||Clear||White||BW / MC1||1130||Malaysia||White wing and Nose|
|1985||Kellogg's Cereal Promotion, McDonald's give away||Red||Blue, and White on top and fenders||Red||Clear||BW||Malaysia||White wing and Nose|
|1986||Mainline||Silver||Purple, Orange, Yellow "X8" on top||Magenta||Clear||Magenta||BW||2025||Malaysia||Magenta wing and Nose|
|1986||Mainline||Silver||Purple, orange. yellow X8||Magenta||Clear||Magenta||BW||2025||Hong Kong||Magenta wing and nose|
|1988||Mainline||Yellow||Purple, Red, White on top and fenders||Red||Black tint||Red||BW||5112||Malaysia||Red wing and Nose|
|1988||Mainline||Yellow||Purple, Red, White on top and fenders||Yellow||Black tint||Red||BW||5112||Malaysia||Red wing and nose|
|1989||Ralston Cereal promo (unreleased)||Light Blue with||Black, Yellow, White on top and fenders||Red||Black tint||Red||BW||Malaysia||Red wing and Nose
Deemed unsafe for children due to pointy portions, later sold in baggies only