Car Name: Royal Flash

Car First Produced: 1979 – 1983

Designed By: Larry Wood

Car Number: 2501

Royal Flash description, The “Royal Flash” is a discontinued Hot Wheels casting released in the 1979 Hot Wheels Lineup. Like other castings from the same era, such as the P-911, P-928 and so on, this casting is directly modelled after a real-life car, but not actually named as such on the base. Hot Wheels debuted versions in 1979 and 1983 with tampos that acknowledged the casting as a Lotus model. This casting is an early representation of a Lotus Esprit S2, the successor to the Lotus Esprit S1 which was featured in the 1977 James Bond film ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’. (Hot Wheels also made the Lotus Esprit S1 submarine from the same film). The S1 and S2 models can be distinguished by examining the rear of the car, on the S2 the b-pillar ends flush with the rear of the car, where on the S1 model, the b-pillar ends further forward.

Launch Series: 1983