Open Wheel Hot Rod Wins Hot Wheels Legends Tour Round 2

Another builder is one step closer to their car becoming a genuine Hot Wheels die-cast. Round 2 of the Hot Wheels Legends tour concluded last night and after a line up of amazing cars, the judges picked a winner.

This amazing, aluminum, open-wheel, hot rod named “Lulu” emerged victorious against nine other custom builds from all over the country.

Hot Wheels Legends Tour 2021 round 2 winner "Lulu" built by Paul Kalenian of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lulu is an all aluminum, monocoque chassis, hot rod with a rear-mounted turbocharged 4 cylinder engine.

Lulu is owned and was built by Paul Kalenian of Santa Fe, New Mexico and despite it’s crazy looks, Lulu is street legal. Paul has put about 5,000 miles on it so far.

Lulu’s all aluminum monocoque chassis was built in Paul’s garage in just seven months from concept to completion. Lulu’s design is inspired by a 1963 Harvey aluminum race car driven by Mickey Thompson at the Indy 500.

Lulu is powered by a rear-mounted, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 325 horsepower. We don’t have the weight specs but we’re willing to speculate that Lulu has a very healthy power-to-weight ratio.

By winning round 2 of the Hot Wheels Legend’s Tour, Paul and his Lulu will advance to the finals at the end of the year. There, the winners of every round will face off and one will be chosen to made into a genuine 1:64 scale Hot Wheels die-cast toy.

It’s still early, but in our opinion Lulu looks to have a very good shot at taking the whole thing. Do you collect Hot Wheels cars? Let us know in the comments below or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype.

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