A BATHING APE® x HOT WHEELS
BAPE®︎ is partnering with Hot Wheels, the world’s leading vehicle franchise which represents and unites all segments of car culture, on a limited-edition die-cast and apparel collection.
For decades, Hot Wheels has proven its influence in automotive and pop culture with legendary design and epic performance. Building more than 8 billion die-cast cars since 1968 and with hundreds of 1:64-scale vehicle models released each year, Hot Wheels has become sought-after collectibles that attract generations of fans from across the globe.
The BAPE®︎ x Hot Wheels collaboration will feature a diecast model based on the custom 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL. The car, also known as the "Gull-wing Coupe" because of its seagull-like door structure, has been wrapped in BAPE®︎'s ABC CAMO. In addition, the logos are placed at all angles, including on the hood. A special casing is included to encourage the premium display of this iconic vehicle, making it a truly impeccable collector item.
This collaborative work by Hot Wheels and BAPE®︎ surpasses the boundaries of genres to create items that unite the sensibility of the street with the playfulness of these miniature model cars at a high level. In addition to the car that reflects the identities of both brands, BAPE® and Hot Wheels have thoughtfully designed an assortment of apparel for aficionados of both brands to enjoy.