This must be one of the most colorful racers we have released in a long time?
I’m pretty sure this is the first PURPLE race car we have released. I think the orange/purple is a really bold and fun color scheme. The purple panels are quite unique for a Technic collector. I’m sure people will find lots of creative uses for them in their own designs. In this set alone, it’s used in very different ways in the main model and the alternative model – the Track Car. When you see a curved panel like this, it seems logical the curve should be going up. But Aurelien Rouffiange, our French designer who designed the Track Car, turned it upside down and used it as a foot step. It completely changes the look and feel of the car.
Are there any other new elements or features?
Yes, I think this is one of the most detailed small cars we have built. It has absolutely everything you would expect in a full-size race car model: a detailed working piston engine with a realistic race car exhaust pipe, gas tank, two working gears, and even an oil filter.