Mattel and Chevrolet have been in a prosperous relationship since 1968, when Mattel first began producing matchbox-sized replicas of the Camaro. At the 2012 SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas, Chevrolet introduced the first production version of the Chevrolet Camaro to bear a Hot Wheels badge.
Chevy has been embracing the Hot Wheels theme for several years, making Hot Wheels its main SEMA theme. Chevrolet has taken the next big step and actually created a Hot Wheels-themed Camaro. You can have one of these Hot Wheel Editions for a $6,995 upgrade on both the 2013 Camaro and Camaro Convertible. Look for this option to be available early in 2013.
What will the extra $6,995 get you? The Hot Wheels Edition Camaro will come with a bright metallic paint scheme, special graphics, red-lined 21-inch wheels and Hot Wheels flame badges on the fenders and trunk lid. It will also feature matte-black touches around the hood and taillights. You can expect to see the rear spoiler, front grille, and front splitter that the high-performance ZL1 package currently has. The black leather interior will have Hot Wheels Logos embroidered in black and red on the front seats, and the door interiors will bear the Hot Wheels flames. Finally, Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment package will come standard.
The Hot Wheels Camaro can be ordered either with the Chevy 2LT package ( 3.6 liter V-6), or the 400-hp 2SS package (with a 6.2 liter L99 V-8). The 2SS has a dual-mode exhaust system, and the 2LT will be equipped with a manual gearbox.
Keep your eye out for this unique model. Hot Wheels aren’t just for kids anymore!