The was the first Hot Wheels car when the brand began its journey back in 1968. Fifty years later, Chevrolet is keeping the partnership a two-way track. To honor the long-standing relationship (Mattel has made Hot Wheels models for just about every production Camaro), Chevrolet is releasing the 2018 Camaro Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition.
About to make its debut at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, the new Hot Wheels muscle car arrives in a vibrant orange color called Crush, switching up from the blue that was seen on the and the chrome neon green from 2011. For $4995, it can be added to any 2LT or 2SS coupe or convertible model.
There are no performance modifications to the Camaro, just new visuals. A set of 20-inch Satin Graphite forged aluminum wheels set the car up for its larger-than-life stance. They tie in with the Satin Graphite stripes that mimic a Hot Wheels track design and the Satin Graphite ground effects. Adding to the aggressive look, Chevrolet blackened the bow-tie emblems, the taillamps, and the trunk panel. Chrome inserts give the grille more flair, and orange brake calipers pop behind the dark wheels. The 50th Anniversary Hot Wheels fender badge on each side announces to everybody that this is not a typical Camaro.
Inside, there is more branding and badging. The headrests have an embossed image of a Camaro, and the steering wheel has a 50th-anniversary badge, as do the door sills. The black leather interior has orange seatbelts, inserts, and contrast stitching. “Ghost” stripes on the carpeted floor mats complete the theme inside.
The special editions can first be seen at Chevrolet’s SEMA stand between October 31 and November 3 alongside the and the. They will become available for order in the first quarter of 2018.