From Die Cast to Driveway: the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition

By Jennifer Geiger  on October 30, 2012

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Kids with dreams of cruising in a real Hot Wheels Chevy Camaro should save their pennies. GM just unveiled the first full-size production Hot Wheels car: a Kinetic Blue 2013 Camaro.

The package is available on Camaro 2LT V-6 and 2SS V-8 trims in coupe and convertible body styles. It includes the metallic blue paint, red-lined 21-inch wheels, ZL1 spoiler and front upper grille, ground effects, two-tone matte hood graphic, rear taillight blackout graphic, fender flame graphics and Hot Wheels logos for the grille and decklid.

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Inside, there are black leather seats and surfaces with red contrast stitching; Hot Wheels logos are embroidered on the front seats. There's no shortage of decals, with a Hot Wheels flame decal on each door and matching Hot Wheels sill plates.

"It's been nearly 20 years since I started designing cars for Hot Wheels, and I have yet to drive one home. Personally, I can't wait to open the doors and see the Hot Wheels Camaro sitting in the garage," Felix Holst, vice president of creative for the Mattel Wheels Division, said in a statement.

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The Hot Wheels Camaro will go on sale in early 2013; the package will cost $6,995 and include a commemorative matching 1:64 scale car. But get 'em while they're hot; supply will be very limited.

"For production, it will be limited by time: the Hot Wheels edition will only be produced from January through June. While we don't have a set cap for the number we will make, we expect to produce about 1,500 during that period," Chevrolet spokesperson Monte Doran told Cars.com.

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Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan.  Email Jennifer