Johnny Lightning is a brand of model cars originally produced by Topper Toys, similar to the hugely successful Mattel Hot Wheels die cast cars. Their claim to fame at that time was that they were extremely fast compared to other brands of diecast cars. Johnny Lightning cars have thrilled collectors with their speed, detail, and quality since 1969.
The original emphasis was to make the cars the fastest in downhill racing and on oval track sets. The direction later turned to realism, with production of popular muscle cars leading the way.
Since January 2016 Johnny Lightning brand was relaunched once again and are now made by Round 2 (under license from TOMY International).