I had a feeling this would happen. When news broke of Ryu Asada moving from the Matchbox team to the Hot Wheels team, I had a feeling he would continue making models the same way he did. Except now they have Hot Wheels on them instead of Matchbox. This is, pretty much, a Matchbox model with a Hot Wheels base. Sadly, this does move it outside of my collecting parameters. I only collect by brand, so even though it is a model of my all time number 1 vehicle, I will not be buying it. But then no end of toy manufacturers make Porsche 911s, and I still don’t collect them. So I will not be too upset by it. But it is a beauty.