The dream of millions of Hot Wheels fans of all ages will come to life when the Camaro Hot Wheels Edition arrives at Chevrolet dealerships early next year. This is the first time a full-size production Hot Wheels car has been offered for sale by any manufacturer.
“Millions of us grew up playing with Hot Wheels,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “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 debuted at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas on Monday. A special run of the Camaro Hot Wheels Edition will be produced in the first quarter of 2013 – and like the collectable toys on which it is based – when they’re gone, they’re gone.
“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 Wheels Division. “Personally, I can’t wait to open the doors and see the Hot Wheels Camaro sitting in the garage.”
The Camaro Hot Wheels Edition features a 6.2L V8 coupled with a manual transmission that churns out 432 horsepower (318 kW) and 569 Nm of torque, or an automatic which develops 405 hp (298 kW) and 556 Nm of torque. The latter features fuel-saving Active Fuel Management.
The Camaro Hot Wheels Edition, which comes with a seven-inch touchscreen full colour radio with Bluetooth hands free and audio streaming, will be available to order in Europe as of November 8, 2012. The package price for Europe will be announced shortly.