Revell, Northbrook, Ill., will launch a new line of 1:24 cars designed by graffiti artist Swank 1. Lowriders in 1:24 scale will also be ready to ship in a line created by car designer Roberto Espinioza.
The Drifters line will include 22 models with real smoking wheels, just like the real thing. The Drifters line is based on the growing “drifting” craze brought over from Japan.When rear wheels are slipping at a greater angle than the front wheels, the car is drifting, or over-steering. The rear end of the car appears to chase the front end around a turn, while the front tires control the actual direction of the car. Drifter RJ DeVera will help launch the initial line with Revell.