To mark Hot Wheels’ 50th anniversary in 2018, the miniature toy car company has partnered with Chevrolet to build a custom Camaro Hot Wheels Edition. This hot new custom Camaro will be based on the first Hot Wheels released in 1968 to pay tribute to its heritage. For an additional $4,995, Chevrolet will be offering the new appearance package for 2013 model year Camaros including the new 2SS coupe and 2LT convertible models, aside from the 2018 COPO Camaro Hot Wheels Edition available for purchase.
For the road-going Camaros, the Hot Wheels Edition can be had in the iconic orange Crush color with stripes mimicking the shade of Hot Wheels’ toy tracks, while also resembling the Hugger Orange exterior paint of the Chevrolet Camaros from 1969. The new exterior package will consist of dark Chevrolet bow ties, black tail lamps, ground effects in Satin Graphite shade, orange brake calipers, limited edition 20-inch wheels and 50th anniversary Hot Wheels badges.
As for the interior, the Hot Wheels Edition adorns the cabin with a special edition steering wheel with the 50th Anniversary Hot Wheels badge. It’s also packed with illuminated door sill plates, embossed front headrests, orange seat belts, orange stitching and plenty of orange leather inserts.
The 2018 COPO (Central Office Production Order) Camaro is available in the same orange Crush with stripes along with Hot Wheels labels, but what sets COPO Camaros apart from the rest is that these cars are specially built for the NHRA Stock Eliminator Classes that are exclusively into drag racing. This is also to pay tribute to the special model commissioned by a Chevrolet dealer from Illinois back in 1969 that comes with a custom engine. For the upcoming Chevrolet COPO, the racing engines are based on the 2018 Chevy Camaro SS LT1 V8 with shorter stroke crankshaft for higher rpm. Just the same, customers can avail the COPO with either a 5.7-liter supercharged V8 engine or a 7.0-liter V8. Say, if you get the supercharged V8, expect the dragster COPO Camaro to reach the quarter mile in as short as 8 seconds at approximately 160mph.
Since Chevy will only make 69 examples of COPO Camaros for 2018 model year, interested buyers need to register first at their website as the chances of ownership will be selected at random. Otherwise, customers can still avail the Hot Wheels package as an option for 2013 model year Camaros and Camaros’ 2SS and 2LT standard models which will be limited to 2,500 units. The package will go on sale beginning next year but the special Camaro models will be showcased at the 2017 SEMA Show running from October 31st to November 3rd only.