Happy New Year! I just found this little beauty at a nearby Walmart. There were tons of this new Hot Wheels Datsun Fairlady 2000 in the dump bin, both on short card and long card.
I was worried that it would be hard to find this new 2016/2017 casting but it looks like Mattel made sure there will be plenty to go around.
The Fairlady is part of the 2017 Legends of Speed sub series and is number 22 of 365 cars for this year. Looks like there will be a new or recolored model for each day of the year.
This new casting has lots of nice details on the front grille and rear tail lights. There are some pretty aggressive fender flares around the wheels.
With all the racing logos, there's no doubt this import is ready to race. I can't wait to see this model re-issued in normal non racing livery. I have a hunch that Mattel will probably re-issue this car in gloss or flat black pretty soon.