Almost a year ago, Hot Wheels released a special 1990 Chevy 454 SS diecast model exclusively for Hot Wheels Red Line Club (RLC) members. Now, interested hobbyists who missed on the 2022 first edition have the opportunity to get their very own 454 SS, as Hot Wheels will be releasing a second edition soon.
Once again exclusively available to RLC members, this second rendition is extremely similar to the first edition. This means Real Riders wheels, a working liftgate, and a working hood with a replica 454 Big Block are all featured once again.
However, there are a few additions that make this second model unique as compared to the first, most obvious of which is the paint scheme. This 1990 454 SS features a ‘Spectraflame’ red paint job, which serves to make the diecast model standout. In addition, the interior is black, where the 2022 first edition featured a red interior colorway.
For reference, the 1990 Chevy 454 SS was one of the most iconic muscle trucks from the 1990s. Produced from model year 1990 to 1993, this pickup was most notable for the standard 454 cubic-inch Big Block V8, which developed 230 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque. Output was routed to the rear wheels through the GM three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 automatic transmission, while further upgrades included Bilstein shocks, separate oil and transmission fluid coolers, a quick-ratio steering rack and a heavy-duty front anti-roll bar.
As aforementioned, this limited-run diecast is only available for purchase by RLC members. In fact, it’s worth noting that only two models are available per membership. For those who may be interested but aren’t a member, an RLC membership costs $9.99 per year, and provides priority access to future RLC exclusive Hot Wheels models. This 1990 Chevy 454 SS will be available on April 25th, 2023 at 9 am PST.