Hot Wheels has some somewhat creative devotees, and its latest initiation commits them a new way to express that imagination. Hot Wheels Zoom In is a doll auto with an attachment for holding a GoPro camera.
This new car is a collaboration between the two brands. You could even say it’s the brainchild of the Hot Wheels community online, which has learnt several fans modding vehicles so they could mount a GoPro on top.
The Zoom In is the first official auto with a spot for a GoPro Session. The automobile itself has a simple design — a low-riding platform with four wheels and a latch for comprising the GoPro. You have a blue aluminum frame on the bottom, with black plastic on the top. To improve aerodynamics, the front and back of the car has a gradient design.
The vehicle works with either the GoPro Session or Hero5 Session since they have has a smaller square designs. As expected, the GoPro does add weight to the car, and it can affect the implementation of its on the track. But truly, we’re here for the footage anyway.
I had a few periods to test out the Hot Wheels Zoom In along with a Hero5 Session, and the performance did vary. If it had to go through multi-loops, I found that speed was a significant factor, along with the rest of such courses. If it gains enough momentum before the loops, the car had a better opportunity of making it through them.
Physics affects the Hot Wheels Zoom In as it would affect any other HotWheels car, and the wipeouts can make for good fun. Especially when you can capture them from the view of the vehicle.
Growing up I had plenty of Hot Wheels cars, and some Matchbox ones, and have fond memories of them. Adding a POV camera for the car is a feature I would have enjoyed to have as a kid, and I belief I’ll be using it as an adult as well. Since the car itself expenses only $1.09, if you already have a GoPro, heck, why wouldn’t you get one?