Hot Wheels Chevrolet Camaro announced

30 Oct, 2012 12:17pm Ben James

The Hot Wheels Chevrolet Camaro has debuted at the SEMA tuning event

The Hot Wheels Chevrolet Camaro has made its debut at the SEMA tuning show in Las Vegas. It’s the first time that a full-size, production car made in conjunction with the famous toy carmaker has been offered for sale.

The Hot Wheels Camaro will be available in SS and LT trims. The SS model is powered by a 6.2-litre V8, with manual-gearbox-equipped cars developing 426bhp and auto models developing 400bhp.

The Camaro LT is powered by a 3.6-litre V6 which develops 323bhp regardless of which gearbox you go for. It is available in both coupe and convertible bodystyles.

Available at an extra $6,995 (around £4,350) over the standard Camaro, the Hot Wheels package comprises a front grille from the flagship Camaro ZL1, red-outlined 21-inch alloys, rear spoiler and lots of Hot Wheels badging.

Inside, the front seats are embroidered with the trademark Hot Wheels logo, and the leather surfaces feature red stitching throughout. The instrument panel and door inserts are black, and the doorsills chrome. Again, all of which bear the Hot Wheels logo.

Talking about the Hot Wheels Camaro, Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing said: “Millions of us grew up playing with Hot Wheels… offering a special production model of the Camaro Hot Wheels is an opportunity to bring those memories to life, for kids of all ages.”

The Camaro Hot Wheels edition will go on sale in the US early next year.

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That $6995 price tag . . .is that above and beyond the SS and LT trim packages? If so, then the changes better be more than cosmetic to justify that price.

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