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David Aames knows all about The Right Car

David: “Another day won’t matter – besides, the Mustang will be fixed, the plan was going in the Mustang, the Mustang’s not ready, So we’ll go tomorrow. In the Mustang.”

Sofia: “I mean, I agree. I think it’s very important… to have… the right car… to take you… where you want to go… 24 hours a day.”

Penelope Cruz’s character in the 2001 movie Vanilla Sky manages to encapsulate what all of us car guys feel when our pride and joy is in the garage, or waiting for parts, or just plain not ready.

For a car guy, the car not being ready means plans get changed, dates get moved around, mountains will be relocated. Nothing else matters when the car isn’t ready.

If you don’t know… You don’t know.

It’s that simple.

(Incidentally, the car shown in the opening scenes during David’s dream is a Ferrari 250 GTO… Well, it isn’t, it’s a replica, because the original was worth well over $20,000,000, so in many ways, he didn’t have the right car after all. Oh well.)



Miniature Motoring: Hotwheels Ferrari 250GTO

You’re never too old for diecast cars. You can call them toys, or models, or collectibles, or a hobby, but either way – we still think they’re awesome. We always sneak a cheeky look at the Hotwheels or Matchbox cars in supermarkets or whilst out and about, and have a particular preference for anything Porsche. Here’s a few we’ve rounded up so far:

Hotwheels Ferrari 250GTO

Hotwheels Ferrari 250 GTO

Jibes about worlds most expensive cars aside, the Ferrari 250GTO is really quite the looker. Hotwheels have done pretty well in capturing the details of this exquisite design, and the black paintwork emulates the 250 GTO used by Tom Cruise’s character in the film Vanilla Sky… Which incidentally wasn’t a real GTO, it was a replica. So this little Hotwheels is a diecast replica of a replica of a Ferrari 250GTO? Inception eat your heart out. (Although we should note that the replica in the film was Blue, not Black. So this whole inception point is moot. Sorry)

Tom Cruis Vanilla Sky Ferrari 250 GTO