Kids play with Hot Wheels toy cars because they just love ‘em.
Adults play with real cars because they’re still kids at heart.
Well, Hot Wheels now makes full-scale die-cast cars, for kids of all ages.
It’s called the Hot Wheels Special Edition Camaro.
Made by Chevy and displayed at 2013 Twin Cities Auto Show, the roped off Camaro created quite a stir.
What kid didn't want their very own full-scale die-cast car growing up? Making it in a Camaro body is icing on the cake.
The Hot Wheels Special Edition Camaro comes in Kinetic Blue paint with contrasting racing stripes. Inside, seats are embroidered with the iconic flamed logo with similar badges on the fenders and decklid. For grip there's black 21” wheels accented with red painted lines on the outer rim.Think Redline tires from back in the '60s, a nice nostalgic touch to a contemporary muscle car.
Of interesting note, images posted on the official website display an SS coupe model with RS package including black racing stripes that flow over the roof and down into the decklid. The Camaro on display at the Auto Show was a V6 convertible with grey (lights?) racing stripes (no V8 front nose slit is the key). A minor distinction at first glance makes for a world of difference acceleration-wise. Chevy is probably banking that most orders will upgrade to the V8 in the SS, a hotter combination (and higher profit margin for Chevrolet, too).
Though the 1:64 scale toy cars usually retail for about a buck, official pricing for the 1:1 Special Edition has not been announced, though it will be available to order in late-October. Whatever the sticker-price, it’s worth it, as this Special Edition is, “Inspired by one of the sixteen original Hot Wheels toy cars,” according to the website.
Rest assured, the demand for this collector will skyrocket and inflate the bottom line.
Chevrolet dealers may soon know what it’s like to have toymania on the showroom floor.
For more information on the Hot Wheels Special Edition Camaro, click here: http://www.chevrolet.com/chevy-culture/news/camaro-hot-wheels-special-ed...
For more information on the 2013 Twin Cities Auto Show held March 9-17 in the Minneapolis Convention Center, click here: