The Hot Wheels Twin Mill™ (also known as simply Twin Mill™) is a car designed by Ira Gilford in 1969 for Hot Wheels which later recieved a full sized build which was started by Boyd Coddington with Chip Foose in charge of the build but was later finished Barry Lobeck in 2001 with, again, Chip Foose in charge of overseeing the build. It is famous for being the first original casting by the brand and it is also the first Hot Wheels car to recieve a full sized build.
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When it comes to Hot Wheels, there is nothing more iconic than the over-the-top Twin Mill. Designed by Ira Gilford, who quit his job at Chrysler to design cars for Mattel, the Twin Mill is a prime example of the kind of outlandish concepts that make Hot Wheels such a success story.
A life-size, drivable replica was built in part by legendary hot rod designer Boyd Coddington with then upcoming car icon Chip Foose in charge of the build. It was finished by Barry Lobeck years later and debuted at SEMA in 2001.
What the Twin Mill lacks in visibility from its detailed cabin, it makes up for in horsepower. Dual-blown Chevy 502 big blocks blast around 1,400 horses.
The Hot Wheels Twin Mill was added in the Hot Wheels Update as a low Class B car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1245
- MAX rank: 1418 (+173)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1530 (+112)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +40
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 285
- Upgrade rank percentages: 20/30/20/30
- Nitro Efficiency: 5/10/15
As of 2019 Spring Update, the Twin Mill is now a mid Class C car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1283
- This was changed to 1212 in the ? update
- MAX rank: 1354
- This was changed to 1353 (+141) in the ? update
- MAX+PRO rank: 1485
- This was changed to 1485 (+132) in the ? update
- Tuning Kit bonus: +44
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: +202
- This was changed to +273 in the ? update
The Hot Wheels Twin Mill has above-average acceleration, combined with good handling, poor drifting and an average top speed for its rank. It also has an excellent nitro efficiency rating, which is a significant improvement over the respective efficiency ratings of the other Hot Wheels cars. It has a maximum total speed of 250.2 mph/403.0 km/h at MAX+PRO with a Tuning Kit, identical to that of the Volkswagen Golf Design Vision GTI.
Adding on to that, the Twin Mill has a small body which allows stunts like forced barrel rolls to be completed with ease.
This is the official review of the Hot Wheels Twin Mill™ on the Asphalt YouTube channel, made by ReV_Tez and published on January 16, 2018:
Time to reach end of Tokyo straight: 8.349s
Perfect nitro duration: 10.692s
Triple nitro duration: 6.992s
French Guiana lap time: 1.07.287s
Final verdict: "The overall performance of the Twin Mill is fantastic! Although it isn't among the best of the cars in its class, it definitely leans towards the higher end of B Class. It has a strong top speed in combination with a great nitro duration plus smooth handling making it a worthy competitor."
Despite decent stats, the Hot Wheels Twin Mill cannot compete with high-end C Class cars like the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series, Nissan 370Z Special Edition, Renault Alpine Celebration, Sbarro Sparta, Maserati Alfieri, Pininfarina H2 Speed, Volkswagen I.D. R or even the Chevrolet Corvette C7 and Sbarro GT1.
The Twin Mill doesn't have any suitable farming races owing to its lack of Mastery or Season 9 races, just like the other two Hot Wheels cars. As such, the Twin Mill is simply a collector's item.
The Twin Mill is only obtainable by completing its Championship event. An offer between March 15-27, 2018 priced the Twin Mill at 3,000 and in late April 2018 as a Car Pack for all 3 Hot Wheels cars.
- Main article: Championship/Hot Wheels Twin Mill™
The Twin Mill's Championship was released as the 15th event as part of the Hot Wheels Update on January 11, 2018. Players are given 10 days to complete the event.
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