Chevrolet Performance is going 1:1-scale with the original Hot Wheels “Custom Camaro” with this 1967 project Camaro. The Kinetic Blue pro touring machine features the new LS3 E-ROD Connect and Cruise crate powertrain system that combines the 430-horsepower of the LS3 engine with a 4L65-E four-speed automatic transmission for a vintage feel. With it also comes a hydroformed front subframe with tubular control arms and adjustable coil-over shocks, a four-link rear suspension with adjustable coil-overs, rack-and-pinion steering and heavy-duty four-wheel disc brakes featuring six-piston calipers. Aw yeah.
The 1967 Camaro Hot Wheels Concept mimics the characteristics of the 1:64-scale Custom Camaro — one of the “Original 16” Hot Wheels toys.
Chevy mentions that additional vehicle highlights include:
- Shaved door handles with remote keyless entry
- Hood that matches the design of the original Custom Camaro toy
- Hot Wheels exterior badges and grille emblem
- Stainless steel “zoomie” side-exit exhausts
- Custom 18×9-inch (front) and 18×11-inch (rear) aluminum wheels with red-line accents
- 2012 Camaro front bucket seats with shortened head restraints, trimmed in white leather with blue accent stitching
- Silver vinyl-wrapped instrument panel, door panels and rear inner quarter panels
- Silver perforated headliner and sunshades
- Custom instrument panel and console gauge kit
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The ’67 Hot Wheels Camaro Concept may inspire some of you to order several thousand dollars in parts to replicate its sapphire muscularity, or it may draw you to the limit-edition 2013 model that will go on sale next year.