Hot Wheels Speed Winders Torque Twister Review (Mattel)

Hot Wheels Speed Winders Torque Twister
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What It Is

Kids can build their own rubber band engine with the Hot Wheels Speed Winders Torque Twister from Mattel. It's a cool set that combines the racing fun of Hot Wheels with science. It was designed to show kids the physics of elastic and kinetic energy by powering a vehicle with rubber bands. It comes with a 10-inch racing vehicle, and 10 rubber bands. To activate the car, open the engine canopy to add rubber bands. Then close it, and crank the back knob to wind up the vehicle. Press the back to watch it blast off. Kids can experiment with different rubber bands, including ones they may have at home, to see how the speed of the car is affected. The car also features front steering for racing in different directions or to try to pull off awesome donuts. Extra rubber bands can be stored on the car, which also gives it a cool look. Additional vehicles are sold separately, and some, including the Twisted Cycle, can be combined with this car to make it go even faster. The included Tune Up guide features instructions, shows how to combine this vehicle with other vehicles, gives performance tips, and explains the science, engineering, and math concepts involved in this Hot Wheels set.

Is It Fun?

More than just your average Hot Wheels racing vehicle, this set uses rubber bands to power the engine, demonstrating the physics of elastic and kinetic energy. It offers a fun way to introduce scientific concepts to kids alongside classic racecar play. Featuring Hot Wheels STEAM-Discovery, it also allows kids to try their hand at engineering by trying different rubber bands to see which one makes the car faster. It also incorporates math concepts as kids calculate how many times it takes to crank the rubber band for maximum speed. Additional vehicles are sold separately, and some, including the Twisted Cycle, can be combined with this car to make it go even faster. 

Who It’s For

The Hot Wheels Speed Winders Torque Twister is recommended for ages 4 and up. It's a great set for kids who enjoy racecars, classic vehicle play, or science based toys. 

What To Be Aware Of
This Torque Twister vehicle is red but the same vehicle is also available in blue. The set comes with a 10-inch racing vehicle, 10 rubber bands, and Tune Up Guide.


Additional vehicles are sold separately, and some, including the Twisted Cycle, can be combined with this car to make it go even faster. 

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy