This caught my eye online.
Shooting Star friction race car by Camel, a company I've not heard of before.
Sadly there were no pics of the toy on Yahoo Japan, just the cool box, although I may have seen this in kit form.
The toy looks very sleek and almost Project SWORD-like.
It's got that Land Speed Record vibe going on.
There's a whiff of other toys here too, Hoover's Space Racer and the X-series X50. Maybe even Project SWORD's Task Force 2 in car-form.
Here's the kit I was talking about, the green one bottom left by Otaki. The brown one next to it is the forerunner of SWORD's probe Force 3.
Anyone got one?