By Teddy Field
If you’ve got gasoline squirting through your veins, then you probably played with Hot Wheels as a kid. Mattel’s miniaturized cars have helped to shape an entire generation of gear heads. And now, Chevrolet is making countless childhood dreams come true, with a real-life Hot Wheels Camaro.
Scheduled to debut later this week at the SEMA Show, the 2013 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition is festooned with little HW details that make it feel like a real-life toy car. The black 21-inch wheels have a thin red stripe running along the edge, designed to resemble the original Hot Wheels redline tires. There’s nicely executed Hot Wheels logos all around the car, with metallic Kinetic blue paint, and a big matte black decal along the hood and decklid. There’s also a blackout decal on above the rear bumper. And the coupe gets a rear spoiler off the Camaro ZL1 too.
If you know what you’re looking at, the total package is subtly awesome. Especially when you consider that the upper grille, front splitter, and aero kit also come from the mighty 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The $6,995 Hot Wheels package can be added to both the coupe and convertible, and you can option the 323-hp V6 (2LT), the (2SS) 400-hp L99 6.2 liter V8 (comes with the automatic), or the 426-hp LS3 6.2 liter V8.
The 2013 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition will be available for order early next year. And yes, it does come with a tricked-out Hot Wheels interior, along with a matching (diecast) Hot Wheels Camaro.