Those Camaro Hot Wheels models have proven to be quite a hit in the box office. From a concept model that we first saw at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show, the Camaro Hot Wheels model has evolved into a coupe model and most recently, a convertible model.
The latter is set to show its face this week at 500 Festival at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one of the lead-up events for the annual Indianapolis 500 race.
As for the Camaro Convertible Hot Wheels Edition, Chevrolet wanted it to be as distinguishable as its coupe counterpart, so it set out to do just that. The same Kinetic Blue exterior paint finish can be found on the convertible model, as are the matte-black touches on both the hood and taillight surrounds.
New components have also been added, including a new rear spoiler, an upper grille, a front splitter, side skirts, and a new set of 21-inch wheels.
Seeing as this is a Hot Wheels model, you’ll find plenty of brand badging all throughout the vehicle, including special graphics and Hot Wheels flame badges on the exterior, and a black leather trim with red and black stitching with an embroidered Hot Wheels logo.
The special-edition Camaro Convertible Hot Wheels Edition will serve as the Official Vehicle of the Indy 500 before a limited, one-time production run arrives in Chevy dealerships in a few months.
In case you need a refresher, you can find out some details about the Chevrolet Camaro Coupe Hot Wheels Edition after the jump
Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition
First introduced in concept guise at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show , Chevrolet eventually decided to release a production version of the Camaro Hot Wheels Edition , some of which have even found their way in the UK. Yay.
As far as the car itself, it’s distinguished by a Kinetic Blue exterior paint finish and comes with a host of aesthetic modifications. Among the most noticeable include a new front upper grille, a new rear spoiler, plenty of "Hot Wheels" badges, and "flames" graphics.
In addition, the special-edition Camaro is also powered by a choice of powertrains depending on the trim. The 2LT model will be powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that delivers a total of 323 horsepower at 6,800 rpm, while the 2SS version gets a 6.2-liter V-8 engine offered in its own two iterations: an automatic transmission that packs 400 horsepower and a manual model that carries 426 horsepower.
Hot Wheels/Camaro Link
Unless you are a Hot Wheels addict, you likely have no clue why Hot Wheels and the Camaro got together to create these special models. Well, the link between the two is the fact that the first ever Hot Wheels car made was the “Custom Camaro” back in 1968. This tiny Camaro is worth anywhere from $125 to $5,000, depending on the color and condition.