Chevrolet Takes Design Challenge, Ready to Ride Hot Wheels Camaro
Men never outgrow their love for toys. So, if they get an opportunity to actually hop in and drive one of their all-time favorite toys, not many are going to pass up this opportunity.
This is exactly what Chevrolet is planning to do. They are taking one of the most iconic toys to hit the market – the Hot Wheels – and turning it into real-life models. So if you ever wanted to drive a Hot Wheels, now you can.
The 2013 Camaro Hot Wheels Special Edition, which is being brought to life will hit the markets early next year. The numbers are said to be limited and the real-life edition will be offered as a $6,995 upgrade on 2013 Chevrolet Camaro and Camaro Convertible, the Washington Post reported.
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Several attractive features such as the bright metallic paint scheme, red-line wheels, special graphics and the Hot Wheels logo embroidered on the black leather seats all add to the appeal of the car. Hot Wheels flame also feature on each door and the edition will feature Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system, the Washington Post reported.
It also features matte-black touches around the hood and taillight surrounds in addition to a Hot Wheels sill plate.’
Meanwhile, the design for the street car was chosen from one of the five sketches by Hot Wheels chief designer Felix Holst, though the plan was to model the car based on the concept model unveiled at the SEMA show last year.
But building a Hot Wheels car is not just about “running the dimensions of a full-sized car through a calculator, dividing everything by 64,” the New York Times reported. Designers have had to change the shapes of production vehicles so that they accurately resemble the miniature models, whose designs have become iconic.
“It’s been nearly 20 years since I started designing cars for Hot Wheels and I have yet to drive one home,” Holst, the vice president of creative for the Mattel Wheels Division, told NBC. “Personally, I can’t wait to open the doors and see the Hot Wheels Camaro sitting in the garage.”