The word Hot Wheels stirs-up the kid in all of us, a fact that hasn’t escaped the folks at GM. For maximum impact, the American automaker decided to convert its hot-selling Chevrolet Camaro muscle car — not the first time it has done this — into a Hot Wheel, giving us the life-size Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Concept.
The Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Concept was unveiled at the 2011 SEMA Show and features chrome green paint, satin black wheels, Hot Wheels logos on the fenders, black aluminum hood insert with milled heat extractors and a Euro-style rear fascia and taillights. It is powered by an all-aluminum 6.2 liter LS3 V-8 mated to a Tremec TR6060 6-speed manual transmission.
“The Camaro Hot Wheels concept is inspired by the “Custom Camaro” – the dazzling Spectraflame 1:64-scale toy that was part of the original 16 Hot Wheels cars released in 1968, Chevrolet said in a statement. “The project was a collaborative effort between the General Motors Design studio in Michigan and the Hot Wheels Design studio in California. Each sketched its own ideas of a life-size Hot Wheels Camaro, compared notes and refined their visions until the concept hit the right note for each group of designers.”