Hot Wheels Chevrolet Camaro concept revealed

Chevrolet has teamed up with Hot Wheels to create the ‘Custom Camaro’, a replica of the original Hot Wheels car first released in 1968.

The full-size Camaro was built for the 2011 SEMA Show, which showcases the latest aftermarket designs in the US.

“The Camaro has been a mainstay in the Hot Wheels lineup since 1968,” said Phil Zak, GM design director. “Several generations of car enthusiasts grew up playing with Hot Wheels Camaros, while dreaming of driving the real thing, so this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make that dream a reality.”

However, the Hot Wheels Concept will not be available to buyers. The concept includes the classic Hot Wheels logos on the bodywork and a metallic green body colour designed to mirror the glossy metallic finish found on Hot Wheels cars.

The one-off concept car also features unique alloy wheels, a new rear spoiler and embroidered Hot Wheels logos inside.

Chevrolet will launch the standard Camaro muscle car in the UK for the first time next year with a limited number of left-hand drive models set to be available with UK customers.

Available in a single, top-spec trim level, the Chevrolet Camaro coupe will go on sale in the UK early in 2012 from £34,995.

The design of the new model is, says Chevrolet, an ‘interpretation’ of the original 1969 Chevrolet Camaro.

Performance comes from a 6.2-litre V8 petrol engine delivering 432hp and 569Nm of torque. The engine is matched to a six-speed transmission and include a new ‘launch control’ to help it get off the line quicker.