Camaro Hot Wheels Edition

Dec 8, 2012

The Camaro Hot Wheels Edition, the first full-size production Hot Wheels car to be offered for sale by any manufacturer, will arrive at Chevrolet dealerships early next year.

Blister packaging and orange racetrack not included.

Debuted at the 2012 SEMA Show, the Camaro Hot Wheels Edition blends exterior cues of the high-performance Camaro ZL1 with a Kinetic Blue exterior color and unique graphic accents. It is available in a V-8 coupled with a manual transmission that churns out 432 hp and 569 foot-pounds of torque, or an automatic transmission that develops 405 hp and 556 foot-pounds of torque.

The automatic also includes Active Fuel Management for fuel conservation, according to a Chevrolet press release.

“It’s been nearly 20 years since I started designing cars for Hot Wheels, and I have yet to drive one home,” said Felix Holst, vice president of creative for the Mattel Hot Wheels Division. “Personally, I can’t wait to open the doors and see the Hot Wheels Camaro sitting in the garage.”

The original Custom Camaro 1:64 scale toy from 1968 was one of the original 16 Hot Wheels issued and remains one of the most valuable among collectors. A special run of the Camaro Hot Wheels Edition will be produced in the first quarter of 2013. Like the collectable toys on which the vehicle is based, limited supplies will be available, the release noted.

Other exterior highlights of the Camaro include ZL1 rear spoiler, ZL1 front upper grille, ground effects package with front splitter and rocker treatment, black 20-inch wheels, two-tone matte hood graphic and rear taillight panel “blackout graphic,” fender flame graphics, and Hot Wheels grille and deck lid logos.

Its black leather-trimmed interior is accented with red and black seat stitching with the Hot Wheels logo embroidered on the front seats. Hot Wheels Edition sill plates and Camaro-logo premium floor mats with red edging also add distinguishable touches.