The latest addition to the Ferrari stable is the Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 599XX Evo, or Evolution. This evolution of the 599XX boosts aerodynamic advancements, as well as extra 50 horsepower added to an already impressive 6.3L v12 engine. Total power is an incredible 750 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque. The engine also trimmed some fat and is 77 lbs lighter compared to the standard model.
The exterior of the HWE replica seems to capture the essence of the original well. I find that overall body lines, panel gaps and shutlines are very good. Paint is consistent throughout and carbon fiber work has a nice rich feel and consistent execution. The main differences between the 599XX versus the Evo starting from front to back are the front extended chin spoiler, front facia side fins, coverless headlights, different tire brand, various graphic/livery enhancements, side-exit exhausts, roof antenna, a massive rear wing, and different rear diffuser/bumper. Now that was a mouthful, and I hope I captured them all. If I had one thing to complain about, it would be the transition of the roof line to the rear spoiler, it is not as seamless as the original car.
One neat item I caught by accident was the added detail behind the addition of the side exhaust. Turn the tire to one side to reveal additional cooling detail. Well done HWE!
The wheel and tire package is similar to the 599XX as well. A noticeable difference here is that the 599XX Evo features ceramic cross-drilled rotors. It was mentioned earlier that the brand labelling around the tires has moved from Michelin to Pirelli P-Zero as well. Overall a very nicely detailed and executed package.
The motor detail on the Evo is essentially the same as the standard 599XX. This is where HWE excels and have made substantial improvements over the years. The photos don’t lie here folks. For a model costing $110-$125, the detail here is exceptional. The hood has some weight to it, and the magnets hold everything solidly in its place. The rear end features a removal lid that gives you access to the inner workings of the car. Again, detail and craftsmanship are nicely appointed throughout.
Not much going on underneath the car. A solid one-piece structure reinforces the aerodynamic properties of the 599XX Evo from front to rear.
Interior is essentially the same as the standard 599XX. What we have here is remarkable for the price point and one of HWE’s best interiors to date! The carbon fiber work throughout is rich and beautiful. The textured racing seats and seat belt harnesses, which extend to the rear of the car, add another level of realism. The overall package is fantastic; one which is superior to models costing 2-3 times as much.
When it comes to the best bang for your buck, in terms of detail and excellent craftsmanship, there is no one better than Hot Wheels Elite today. Granted, the 599XX Evo isn’t a must have for everyone, but for the Ferrari purists, it definitely is. If you missed out on the 599XX, then the Evolution is a must have for you too. Enjoy the pics!