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Old 10-27-2012, 08:24 AM   #1
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Exclamation 2013 CAMARO HOT WHEELS EDITON (KINETIC BLUE) to debut at SEMA

It's offical!.............CHEVY DELIVERED AND IS COMING OUT WITH A 2013 HOTWHEELS EDITION CAR. you can order one starting november 1st!

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Hot Wheels fans: You'll soon be able to rev a real engine, take that "toy" car for a spin and buy a Hot Wheels for real.

General Motors Co. and California-based Mattel Inc.'s Hot Wheels brand have teamed up to create the Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Special Edition. It marks the first time the iconic toy brand has worked with a manufacturer to design and produce a production car.

"It's the first time a fan can go out and buy a real Hot Wheels car that they can go out and drive around," said Felix Holst, vice president of design for Hot Wheels.

Chevy early next year will roll out the limited-edition Hot Wheels Camaro — complete with an exclusive kinetic blue metallic exterior accented by the red Hot Wheels flame logo on the front quarter panels and embroidered on the front leather seats — as a $6,995 option.

The special edition Camaro with red-lined wheels and special graphics is available in a coupe or convertible, in the 2LT (V-6 engine) and 2SS (V-8 engine) trims. The Hot Wheels logo also will be adorned on the front grille, rear deck and on the sill plates in the doors.

The Camaro was one of the first 16 toy cars produced by Hot Wheels in 1968. Hot Wheels has sold millions of the Camaro toy car since then, far more than the about 5 million Camaros Chevrolet has since sold since the muscle car was introduced as a 1967 model.

The new life-size Hot Wheels are likely to bring smiles to multiple generations of fans, who have played with and collected the mini cars since their inception. "Who wouldn't want to grow up and drive a Hot Wheels car," said John Fitzpatrick, marketing manager for Chevrolet Performance cars, who expects the vehicle to attract both Hot Wheels and Camaro enthusiasts.

The special Hot Wheels Camaro, with the exterior look of the Camaro ZL1, is slated for production from January to June 2013. Chevy dealers will begin taking orders Nov. 1 and it will be available to buyers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Europe and the Middle East.

"We're very excited about this," said Jim Campbell, GM's U.S. vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports.
The toy-turned-real-life car will make its debut next week at the trade-only 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
"I saw the car last week and it is beautiful," Holst added. "It is fantastic. It really oozes Hot Wheels without being too over the top. It's got a custom flare to it. … It's a real muscle car."

It was just before SEMA in 2010, when brainstorming for building a full-size Hot Wheels car began. The two companies have worked together for more than 40 years and Holst said Hot Wheels designers showed concept ideas to Chevy designers during that event. They collaborated to design a full-size concept Hot Wheels Camaro that was shown at last year's SEMA Show to rave reviews.

But the concept's metallic green finish wasn't production viable. Ultimately, designers chose medium blue, similar to a spectraflame blue used on Hot Wheels toy cars in the 1960s and to an aqua blue exterior paint Chevy receives many requests to bring back into production, Fitzpatrick said.

"We wanted something to stand out that people would notice that would really show off the lines of the Camaro and tie back into the original Hot Wheels car," Fitzpatrick said.

Hot Wheels, which makes 6 million die-cast cars every week, is planning to produce a replica toy car of the production Hot Wheels Camaro. A few hundred will be given out at SEMA and a commemorative Hot Wheels Camaro will be available in a special pack at dealers.

Consumers can also find one on store shelves early next year, Holst said.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:26 AM   #2
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This will be a GREAT Camaro for some collectors. I hope to get a scale model.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:31 AM   #3
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That looks awesome!!
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..maybe only the accessories will be available as well, like the transformers stuff.

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #5
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I'm going to need a bigger display case.......

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:46 AM   #6
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Great find, color is amazing !
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:47 AM   #7
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I'm going to need a bigger display case.......


Awesome!!!


That one...
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I'll get pics for you at SEMA...
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Nice! But I can do without.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:00 AM   #9
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The blue is coming back... may not be Aqua... but close enough!! Awesome find!
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:01 AM   #10
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Since when does the ZL1 grill fit a stock
Bumper?
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Kinetic Blue....
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:16 AM   #12
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:18 AM   #13
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Sweet. Love me some Aqua Blue Metallic. I wonder if it can be ordered w/ a quarter panel stripe delete?
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:21 AM   #14
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Always. There are several forum members that have added it their stock bumpers.
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Wait......does this mean Chevy is bringing back a bright blue on the Camaro?
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Kinetic Blue....
Do you think theres a chance this color can be offered across the whole Camaro lineup? This is the blue we all have been praying for since ABM went away. This color on a 1LE and I would live in my garage.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:26 AM   #17
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That's awesome. I could do without the HotWheels logos and side graphics but the rest of it looks amazing.
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Do you think theres a chance this color can be offered across the whole Camaro lineup? This is the blue we all have been praying for since ABM went away. This color on a 1LE and I would live in my garage.
Yeah forget the whole hotwheels thing, the only thing that matters in this post is this mysterious blue!

Kinetic blue 1LE FTW!
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Do you think theres a chance this color can be offered across the whole Camaro lineup? This is the blue we all have been praying for since ABM went away. This color on a 1LE and I would live in my garage.
It's possible but if I were to guess, I would say no. The color looks like Aqua Blue to me. I'll see if I can find what the color code is for Kinetic Blue. That will tell us if it's the same as ABM.
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Very cool. I guess we will be seeing it at SEMA in a couple days.
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Ok, Kinetic Blue color code is GHF, so it's not the same as Aqua Blue.

Also, it is only available on 2SS and 2LT. It has Hot Wheels specific interior. It's available in manual or automatic. Comes with RS package, premium floor mats and body color engine cover as part of the package. NPP exhaust and other options are extra cost.

It shows the options on the order screen but I can't submit an order for it yet.

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So what you're telling me is that this color will only be available with the hotwheels package?

WTF GM? What kind of B.S. is this?

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Ok, Kinetic Blue color code is GHF, so it's not the same as Aqua Blue.

Also, it is only available on 2SS and 2LT. It has Hot Wheels specific interior. It's available in manual or automatic. Comes with RS package, premium floor mats and body color engine cover as part of the package. NPP exhaust and other options are extra cost.

It shows the options on the order screen but I can't submit an order for it yet.

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Old 10-27-2012, 10:04 AM   #25
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I was 7 years old when HotWheels came out. I remember those days well. I have said to myself many times since I have had my 2012 camaro and my camaro's in the past, that owning one of these cars is just like a HOTWheels car comeing to life. That's cool that they have a HotWheels edition now.
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