The top 3 cars are all Character Cars: Iron Man Mark, Han Solo in Carbonite and Snoke. The #5 ranked car is Storm, also a Character Car. All of these are elite 5-Star cars.
Both the '83 Silverado and Jack Hammer are elite 5-Star releases. The 4-Star Back to the Future 1955 car is from the HW Entertainment series. The 4-Star 2009 Ford F-150 is from the HW 50th Race Team series.
Some additional fast Character Cars. The first three are all from the Minecraft series (Creeper, Zombie and Enderman). Plus Taskmaster and Jedi Luke Skywalker.
The black 2019 Kia Stinger GT is a great release from 2021. The green/chrome fantasy car Salt Shaker is the overall #1 Featherweight car. Also shown is the 1979 Ford F-150, Solid Muscle and Bubble Matic.
The three cars here are from the excellent Factory 500 H.P. series from 2021. The blue McLaren 720S and the orange Ford Shelby GT350R are 4-Star cars and the 3-Star black '09 Cadillac CTS-V are the fastest. There are other fast models as well. All Welterweight castings.
The '70 Dodge Charger R/T and the '71 Plymouth Road Runner are from the 2018 Mopar series.
The red all-metal Custom '67 Mustang is a well known racer from the 50th Anniversary Originals series and the Scania Rally Truck is a larger scale truck from the Track Stars Haulers.
Some quick mainline cars include Bassline, Gazella GT, the orange 2006 Pontiac GTO, the '17 Lamborghini Urus and the '20 Ford Shelby GT500
Most of the fastest Hot Wheels cars are from the early 80's through the early 2000's. But that said, there have been fast cars released in recent years. The list below shares my fastest Hot Wheels care released from 2018 through 2022.
I race on a two-lane, 27 foot Magic Derby track (equivalent to about one-third of a mile). The Derby track is 22% wider than a typical Hot Wheels orange track, allowing me to race more car sizes/scales.
I categorize my cars into speed tiers with 5-Stars being the best. The Top 100 consists of all my 5-Star performers, plus the top 4-Star cars. The 5-star performers all have times under 2.500 seconds.
I only count the fastest casting in my rankings for a specific car/brand. For instance, instead of counting all the very fast Probe Funny Cars, I only recognize the fastest among them.
I've applied graphite to the cars, which really brings out the speed potential for diecast. I'll go into more detail on that in the future. Some cars only improve slightly, but others improve significantly when dry lubes applied.
Please see information on the home page for more details on testing method, speed tiers and other details.
Fastest Hot Wheels - 2018-2022 Releases
To be added to the list for 2023 releases is the Car Culture: Speed Machines Ford GT at 2.515
* Note that The HW's Race Team version of the 2009 Ford F-150 is not the fastest version of that casting, so it won't be listed in the overall rankings, just the fastest version