|In late 2005,
Honda launched the Civic Si Coupe to the delight of Honda enthusiasts.
Almost at the same time, the Hot Wheels Civic Si Coupe was also
launched. The initial version was exclusively available only at the 2005
SEMA show. The SEMA version differentiates itself from the normal
versions with the "Dropstars" tampo on the doors and rear window in
addition to the black hood, trunk and roof.
The SEMA Dropstars version
with chrome FTE wheels. Also notice the tampos on the trunk that clearly
stand out against the satin black finish.
The original version without the special SEMA features. Though the
trunk tampos still exist, they don't stand out as clearly as in the
original SEMA version. The windshield loses the Hot Wheels logo.
A short card version
Here's the same version but with gold FTE wheels
A variation with copper/gold FTE wheels
A later version with black graphics instead of the green ones in the
original editions. The FTE wheels are now gold as is the CIVIC tampo on
the rear window.
A variation with CIVIC tamp on the windshield.
A 2006 release in dark red
A rare factory Zamac prototype
Oddly, Hot Wheels used a different casting for the "Dropstars" series
Honda Civic Si. This version has flared fenders and a similar spoiler to
the regular casting. Also notice the B pillar is casted in this version.