How much does a Hot Wheels Toy Car Weigh?

The average weight of a Hot Wheels toy car with plastic wheels is 36.25 grams (1.28 ounces), but it varies from model to model. In our research, the weight range can be anywhere from 34 grams (1.2 ounces) to 82 grams (2.9 ounces).

To verify this I ordered up a baking scale and spent the evening measuring and making this handy guide for you. I am naturally drawn to the cars with rubber tires (aka “Real Riders) so I had to grab a few from my kids’ collection of plastic-wheels Hot Wheels.

Accuweight Scale

I also tried to detail the Serial Numbers but for a number of the cars, I could not find a serial number. I photographed different angles and the bases in case anyone is able to help me find the missing serial numbers.

Without further adieu let the games begin!

What is the Heaviest Hot Wheels Toy Car that I own?

The heaviest Hot Wheels toy car that I own is actually part of a two-piece set that included a Lightweight Jaguar E-Type and a car hauler called the “Jaguar Carry On”. The Jaguar Carry On weighs in at a hefty 82 grams (or 2.9 ounces)!

Hot Wheels Jaguar Lightweight E-Type (XKE) - 3 Quarter Profile
Hot Wheels Jaguar Lightweight E-Type (XKE) - Front Profile
Hot Wheels Jaguar Lightweight E-Type (XKE) - Back Profile
Hot Wheels Jaguar Lightweight E-Type (XKE) - Side Profile
Hot Wheels Jaguar Lightweight E-Type (XKE) - Bottom Base Profile

What is the Lightest Hot Wheels Toy Car that I Own?

The lightest Hot Wheels toy car that I own is a 1996 Porsche Carerra (993) weighing in at 34 grams (or 1.2 ounces), which is fitting because that’s one of my favorite sports cars in real life! 

Hot Wheels Porsche Carrera (993) - Back Profile
Hot Wheels Porsche Carrera (993) - Back Profile
Hot Wheels Porsche Carrera (993) - Back Profile
Hot Wheels Porsche Carrera (993) - Back Profile
Hot Wheels Porsche Carrera (993) - Bottom Base Profile

There is quite a difference between cars with rubber 2-piece wheels (Real Riders wheels) and the normal plastic 1-piece wheels. This is probably because the cars with the 2-piece type are made more for adults and collectors who appreciate both metal bases and rubber tires. On average the Real Riders cars weighed 19.63 grams (0.69 ounces) more than the plastic-wheeled cars.

Hot Wheels Toy Car Weights (The Data)

Below you will find the complete dataset that I collected while creating this article. As I mentioned above some of the data is incomplete because I could not find the Serial numbers on the base of the vehicles. If you have additional data please reach out to me on Instagram and I’ll be happy to add it to the set and recalculate to make the summary data more accurate.

Hot Wheels Weight - Summary Table

Total AverageBMW M3 / M1 with Real Riders49.33 grams1.73 ounces
MedianJaguar Lightweight E-Type with Real Riders48.00 grams1.65 ounces
HeaviestJaguar Carry On82 grams2.9 ounces
Lightest1996 Porsche Carrera (993)34 grams1.2 ounces
Total Average (Rubber Tires)Porsche 964 @ 54 grams / 1.9 ounces55.88 grams1.96 ounces
Total Average (Plastic Wheels)1996 Porsche Carrera (993) @ 34 grams / 1.2 ounces36.25 grams1.28 ounces
Median (Rubber)BMW M3 / M1 Pro Car52.00 grams1.85 ounces
Median (Plastic)‘84 Audi Quattro @ 38 grams / 1.3 ounces36.00 grams1.25 ounces
Summary of the Hot Wheels Car Weight Data.
*** Indicates a Truck/Transporter

Hot Wheels Toy Car Weight Data

Car Name/ModelWheel TypeSerial NumberWeight in GramsWeight in Ounces (lbs)
Land Rover Series III PickupPlasticFYB54341.2
BMW M3Real Riders511.8
BMW M1 Pro CarReal RidersDWH86511.8
Lamborghini Countache Pace CarPlasticFJV79391.4
‘84 Audi Quattro SportPlastic381.3
Jaguar Lightweight E-TypeReal Riders451.5
***Jaguar Carry OnReal RidersFLV00822.9
1996 Porsche Carrera (993)PlasticFYB71341.2
Alfa Romea Giulia Sprint GTAReal RidersDJF51531.9
Porsche 356 OutlawReal Riders411.4
***Volkswagon Transporter T1Real Riders702.5
Porsche 964Real RidersDJF93541.9
Collection of Hot Wheels Toy Car weight in both Grams and Ounces along with the serial number, model and wheel type.
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