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GM and Hot Wheels go together a little bit like succotash and steak, so it is no surprise to see them joining up in several ways as we enter into SEMA. First, we caught a glimpse of the beautiful package the two put together that you can actually buy, the 2013 Camaro Hot Wheels Edition , and now we get to see a one-off collaboration between the two.

Back when Hot Wheels first came out, one of its first cars was a 1967 “Custom Camaro ” and that actually remains one of the most sought after Hot Wheels models to date. In fact, this 1:64 scale model of the Camaro goes for as much as $1,250 in its white enamel paint job. Now Chevy is prepared to pay tribute to the die-cast model by releasing a full-size variant.

GM, of course, could not make the life-sized model look identical to the die-cast Hot Wheels car, as the proportions were not accurate and the overall styling would be really silly. So we’ll chock this up as a close rendition that pays tribute to the legendary kid’s toy.

Click past the jump to read all about the 1967 Camaro Hot Wheels Concept.

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For people who are big fans of the first generation Chevy Camaro, which served as the source of inspiration for the current gens retro design, Lingenfelter has unveiled a new body-kit that will transform the look of the current Camaro , bringing it close enough to the original look and feel of the ’69 Camaro .

Called the Retrokit, it pays homage to the old-school Camaro by adding in elements found in that generation. From the grille with the proud SS badge in the center to the twin stripes that run across the body to the 19 inch alloys; all these features are reminiscent to the old and retro ’69 Camaro. Along with the design changes, the kit comes with a new set of headlights, bumpers, and a new spoiler. In short, this kit lets you enjoy the best of both worlds.

The Retrokit can be ordered in two options - Base and RS, with the latter featuring a extra set of lights below the grille. The base price of the Retrokit starts at $6,850, while the RS kit costs a slightly higher $8,150. This a do-it-yourself kit, but for those who can’t take care of the build, Lingenfelter will install the kit at a price of $8,550 for the base and $9,750 for the RS.

Is this a kit Camaro fans will appreciate or will it be considered not cool enough when compared to the likes of the 2012 S.E.M.A examples already featured?

Growing up as car junkies, we all played with Hot Wheels at some point in our lives – some of us actually still do. Yeah, Hot Wheels pretty much recreated every car under the sun in miniature form, but we only really wanted the cool ones. You know, the Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs, etc.

Now that we are all big boys and girls, playing with Hot Wheels cars really isn’t in the cards – at least it’s not necessarily accepted. That is until Chevy and Hot Wheels got together and created a special edition Camaro , dubbed the 2013 Camaro Hot Wheels Edition. For the most part, the Hot Wheels Edition is purely an aesthetic thing, but with the Camaro’s impressive performance across the board, a few extra goodies on the inside and outside is good enough for most of us.

The new Hot Wheels Edition is the first full-size, production Hot Wheels car offered for sale by any manufacturer. It will be available in both coupe and convertible versions and will be offered for 2LT and 2SS trims. Production will begin in early 2013 and the price for the package is $6,995.

UPDATE 11/19/12: The Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition is headed to the UK with a price tag already set for both the manual and automatic transmission. Find out how much the prices are after the jump.

To read all about the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition, click past the jump.

Chevrolet has just announced the information on the 2014 Corvette’s all-new engine. This new powerplant is a 6.2-liter V-8 --- not the 5.5-liter that everyone was thinking – and it boasts loads of technical goodies that make it better than any engine the mighty `Vette has ever had.

Allow us to introduce you to the all-new LT1 Gen V engine, which pumps out an impressive 450 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 450 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm – that’s a 20-horsepower and 26 pound-feet increase over the outgoing 6.2-liter. One thing that GM did not change up is the fact that the LT1 Gen V engine will retain the OHV and cam-in-block configuration that the small block engines before it did. Yeah, we know, a little dated, but if it works for GM’s engineers then so be it.

Hit the jump for a detailed analysis of the new Chevrolet LT1 V8 engine for the Corvette C7.

From the same guys that are bringing a Spark called "Sinister" to the 2012 SEMA Auto Show , Chevrolet is showing that they’re SEMA-bound line-up also shows its softer and socially aware side.

On the other end from the Sinister, the BowTie will also bring the Spark "Pink Out" Cancer Awareness Concept. Dressed in the now unmistakable pink color - the official name is Techno Pink - that has become associated with cancer awareness, the Pink Out Cancer Awareness Concept is Chevrolet’s way of showing that it’s joining the fight against breast cancer by throwing their support behind the American Cancer Society.

The Spark Pink Out has been doused in pink both on the exterior and the interior. The latter, in particular, carries pink accent colors, including a pink suede headliner, a pink pillar trim, and a pink instrument panel trim with matching accent piping.

On the outside, the Spark Pink Out has been fitted with a new Z-spec grille and Chevrolet Accessories ground effects. Oh, and don’t forget the slew of pink ribbon graphics that adorn the entire body of the compact concept.

All in the name of a worthy cause, and never mind the fact that it’s just a compact vehicle, the Chevrolet Spark Pink Out Cancer Awareness Concept is one vehicle that should have its own pedestal.

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Chevrolet Silverado

Auto giant Chevrolet has announced that it will reveal its heavy duty pickup, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado , on December 13th before the auto-show debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Along with the reveal date, Chevy has also teased us with an image of the Silverado’s headlight.

Riding on the new K2 platform that is slated to underpin the next gen Cadillac Escalade, GMC Sierra and Yukon, and the Chevrolet Suburban, the Silverado will be evolutionary in terms of design. From the mule videos that were posted earlier, one can render how this hard-working beast might look. Looks apart, the interior is also said to be receiving an overhaul, with higher quality materials and better, luxurious upgrades in its infotainment systems.

The upcoming rig will be powered by the new small-block V8 engines that will power the whole heavy-duty lineup in GM, along with a V6 base-engine.
Other details will be posted once GM officially reveals the Silverado.

Overall, we think that the 2014 Silverado will take a leap forward in terms of refinement and technology, and prove that it’s a worthy pick over competition like the Ford F-250 and the Dodge Ram.

So, are you truck fans excited yet?

Just a few days ago, Chevrolet confirmed that the seventh generation Corvette will be making its world debut on January 13th, 2013 at the Detroit Auto Show. Since there is still a long wait from now until then, the company has begun their series of teasers for the future sports car.

As you know, Chevrolet has placed an official countdown online for the next C7 Corvette that will apparently provide new details on the car every week. Today, they have prepared the first teaser video that, unfortunately, does not reveal that many details on the next Corvette. Then again, it was the first one so we really shouldn’t be all that surprised by it.

What we do know for sure about the next Corvette is that it will utilize a new Crossed Flags logo and that it has been described as a "world-challenging sports car with design, refinement, efficiency and driver engagement that is second to none."

The Chevrolet Spark - yeah, that little fireball of a compact car - is going to the 2012 SEMA Auto Show with a full contingent of models.

One of the models that will be in attendance is the "Color Run" Spark, a model that was built to pay homage to the The Color Run series, a highly popular, nationwide series of urban 5K races wherein participants are doused in multiple colors for each kilometer they run.

Suffice to say, the race is pretty colorful in its own right, and as the official safety car of the Color Run, it was only fitting that Chevrolet will bring a custom Spark doused in how you’d expect it to look like if it ran the race.

Colorful, to say the least.

The custom, multi-colored graphics package is the unquestioned star of the Spark’s make-over, but it certainly isn’t the only thing notable about it. Chevrolet also decked out the car with a Z-Spec grille to make its front profile look a whole lot more aggressive while also adding a ground effects kit courtesy of Chevrolet Accessories. Finally, the Spark’s 15" split spoke wheels have been painted white, although that impeccable purity doesn’t usually last long when the race begins.

The interior of the Spark "The Color Run" also gets its share of modifications, including a custom seat with The Color Run graphics and a slew of new Chevrolet Accessories like stainless steel pedal covers and sill plates.

Chevrolet is set to use the 2012 SEMA Auto Show to be a kind of performance and personalization showcase for a lot of its models. We’ve already seen a couple of performance Sonics that are headed to the annual aftermarket show in Las Vegas and now Chevy has announced its intent to bring a performance version of a car that was just unveiled recently: the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo.

Called the Malibu Turbo Performance Concept, the car comes decked with a basket case full of aerodynamic and performance upgrades, turning what is already the fastest production Malibu into a meaner and more aggressive sports sedan.

On the outside, the Malibu Turbo Performance Concept features a unique exterior paint finish called Berlin Blue Tricoat. Looking at the renderings of the car, the color works pretty well on the Malibu Turbo. From there, an aero package was installed that includes a new front splitter, rocker panels, a new rear diffuser, a boot-mounted wing, clear tail lamp lenses, turbo badges, and a new set of 20" alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli PZero tires. You’ll notice that the Malibu’s front profile looks a lot more menacing than its stock counterpart. That’s because Chevrolet did a little switcheroo, fitting the concept with a custom lower grille and fog lamp grilles with red surrounds.

Inside, the modifications continue with the use of Jet Black leather and Navy Blue suede trim with matching red accent stitching on the Recaro sports seats, the flat-bottom steering wheel, the door panels, and the instrument panel.

Finally, the Malibu Turbo Performance Concept also received a sizable performance upgrade, courtesy of a new cold-air intake system that improves the power from the car’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Considering the Malibu Turbo already nets 259 horsepower, it’s possible that, with these mods in tow, the Malibu Turbo Performance Concept can break 300 ponies easy.

If the Z-Spec 2.5 Concept is a little too much, then you’ll be happy to know that Chevrolet has another Sonic -based concept prepared for the 2012 SEMA Auto Show: the Sonic Z-Spec 1 Concept. This latest concept combines the Z-Spec’s exterior look with a more capable driving experience.

The Z-Spec 1 Concept is painted in a custom Synergy Green color combined with an Ashen Grey Sonic RS rear spoiler and Z-Spec stripe, as well as logos and Piano Black mesh-style upper and lower grilles with Ashen Grey surrounds. The final piece of the exterior is a new set of 18" wheels in a split-spoke design with Synergy Green inserts.

To improve the driving experience, Chevrolet has lowered the ride height with a Chevrolet Performance concept suspension kit, including lowering sprints, performance dampers, and a new concept brake kit featuring four-piston front disc brake calipers with 16-inch rotors. A new Borla exhaust system enhances the sound of the engine.

For the interior, Chevrolet combined Jet Black and Titanium with Chevrolet Accessories stainless steel pedal covers and sill plates. The concept also received some cool technologies like a MyLink color touch screen and Sub and Amp Kit, with a KICKER 200-watt DSP amp and a 200-watt powered subwoofer.

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