The cars of Speed Racer: Type L

September 6th, 2011
by JP Trostle

Here are the first of the common “street car” designs from the Speed Racer movie, a pair of tricked out and tattooed roadsters that have a big scene in the Casa Cristo cross country rally. Driven by a couple of vixens from Flying Foxes Freight, the team is hired as headhunters to take out Speed Racer.The two Type Ls are armed with an elaborate tire shredder (or, as described in the DVD bonus feature, “a telescoping carbon-fiber Christmas tree chop-bit with a reticulating U-joint”), and covered with Vargas-inspired pin-up girls.With its hot pink chassis, striking decals and candy-apple wheels, the “Delilah” — as the vehicle is frequently identified on toys and games — seemed tailor-made for Hot Wheels. Unfortunately, even though Mattel created intricate tampos for many Speed Racer cars, they dropped the ball on Delilah, declining to produce a car with  pin-up girls on it. (What, too sexy for the kids? Did they see the movie?)Although the Flying Foxes are soon knocked out of the Casa Cristo, Delilah reappears as a driver in the videogame, with a Type G T-180 players can race.

Type L Race Car Numbers: 87, 88


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  • Bernard says:

    I loved their cars in the Casa Cristo Rally And when I saw the toys, I thought there was something missing and I realised that they didn’t put the pin-up girls.. XD

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