You've certainly been at that phase as a kid before: ripping open those cars from their Hot Wheels cards and zooming them across the living room floor. As children, we yearn for the days when the cars we clutch in our hands would soon become its steering wheel instead. The folks from Hot Wheels knows full well just how their creations have imprinted themselves into children's minds. Thing is, a good number of those kids are now full-fledged adults – what better time to make a real version of one of their cars, right?
Teaming up with Chevrolet for a special collaboration, the Hot Wheels Edition Camaro will be released in both 1:1 scale and in 1:64 scale for both children and the child-at-heart to enjoy. Paying homage to the very first Custom Camaro model released by Hot Wheels back in 1968, the limited edition Camaro will be available for the 2LT and 2SS models in both coupe and convertible versions. For those with more need for speed, a very limited number of 2018 Central Office Production Order (COPO) Camaros will be dressed in the same guise as well. No, they will not come with orange tracks.
Speaking of orange, the “Crush” exterior color and striping was chosen to mimic the shade of Hot Wheels' signature tracks. The shade is further highlighted with custom Hot Wheels badging, 20” wheels, satin graphite ground effects, dark tail lamps, and buttoned up with a black Chevrolet Bowtie. The 2018 COPO Camaro, much like its road going versions, wears the same Crush exterior scheme but with an even more menacing profile. Built for the NHRA Stock Eliminator Classes, the COPO Camaro is effectively a drag car out of the box.
Engine choices include a 7.0L V8 based on the LT1 or a Supercharged 5.7L V8 – the latter capable of launching the COPO Camaro down the quarter mile in a little over 8 seconds. Only 69 units of the 2018 COPO Camaro will be made, with units available for purchase on Chevrolet's website. Should you not make the cut, at least there's at least a 1:64 version to console yourself with.
The Hot Wheels Camaros will be displayed at this year's SEMA Show from October 31st to November 3rd.