Chevrolet last produced a ‘Hot Wheels’ edition of the Camaro in 2012, but with 2018 marking the 50th Anniversary of the first Hot Wheels toy cars, the pair have collaborated again, unveiling a ‘Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition’ at SEMA.
The choice of a Camaro to mark the anniversary was fitting, as the very first Hot Wheels car released in 1968 was a Camaro.
The new Hot Wheels anniversary model is based on the 2018 Camaro and will be available in the US on the LT and SS model, as well as in coupe or convertible body styles.
It’s identified by a unique ‘Crush’ exterior colour that’s said to be inspired by the plastic racetracks of the toy cars. To this, Chevrolet has added Satin Graphite stripes with Silver Ice Metallic accents, with Satin Graphite also used on the ground effects aero package and 20-inch wheels.
A unique grille with Galvano Chrome inserts, a black tail lamp panel and blackout tail lights are also part of the US$4,995 Hot Wheels package, as are orange brake calipers, black Chevy bowtie badges and ‘Hot Wheels 50’ exterior badging.
Inside, the anniversary edition gets Jet Black leather seat trim with embossed headrests, orange inserts and orange stitching. There are also orange seat belts and orange inserts on the door cards, 50th Anniversary Hot Wheels badges on the steering wheel and sills, as well as premium floor mats with orange stitching.
“The Chevrolet Performance design studio is full of designers who were inspired by Hot Wheels,” said Tom Peters, director of Exterior Design for Chevrolet Performance Cars.
“The Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition captures that passion, turning childhood fantasy into reality.”
The Hot Wheels Camaro was one of 20 production and custom vehicles on the Chevrolet stand at this year’s SEMA aftermarket industry show. The 50th Anniversary Edition will be released in North America in Q2, 2018.