2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition Preview

Jeff Youngs | Nov 05, 2012
FAST FACTS
  • A $6,995 option package for Camaro 2LT and 2SS models
  • Offered for both coupe and convertible body styles
  • Life-size version of Hot Wheels(R) Camaro replica
  • Unique Kinetic Blue paint
  • Special Redline wheels
  • Lots of Hot Wheels badges
  • Limited-production model

Introduction

The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition is a limited-production model based on the standard Camaro 2LT or Camaro 2SS, and offered as a coupe or a convertible. The price premium is $6,995.

Exterior Features

The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition offers unique Kinetic Blue metallic paint and special 21-inch aluminum wheels painted black with machined surface edges and Redline trim around the circumference of the rim to mimic the appearance of the original Hot Wheels models from the 1960s.

Hot Wheels badges and graphics adorn the grille, fenders and decklid. The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition is equipped with an upper grille section and, on the coupe version, rear spoiler adopted from the Camaro ZL1. Chevy finishes the car off with a matte-black center stripe running the length of the car, with a matching stripe spanning the width between the taillights.

Interior Features

Every Camaro Hot Wheels Edition vehicle is equipped with black leather upholstery with contrast red-and-black stitching, coupled with red-trimmed floor mats and numerous Hot Wheels logos. Otherwise, this new version of the Camaro includes the same equipment as the 2LT and 2SS model on which it is based.

Under the Hood

If the Camaro Hot Wheels Edition is selected based on the Camaro 2LT model, the car is equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that generates 323 horsepower and 278 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox directs power to the rear wheels, and is paired with a new-for-2013 hill-start assist system. Chevrolet says this model accelerates to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. A 6-speed automatic transmission is optional.

The Camaro SS Hot Wheels Edition gets a 6.2-liter V-8 engine generating 426 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque with the 6-speed manual transmission. Opt for the 6-speed automatic with TapShift manual control, and the horsepower figure drops to an even 400, but the engine gains an Active Fuel Management system designed to maximize gas mileage on the highway by deactivating a portion of the cylinders while cruising or coasting.

Additional upgrades for the Camaro SS Hot Wheels Edition include a performance suspension, limited-slip rear differential, and ventilated disc brakes at each corner, clamped by Brembo 4-piston calipers.

Safety

All 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition models are equipped with a standard reversing camera and 6 months of free OnStar telematics service with Automatic Crash Notification, which puts a live operator in touch with the Camaro's occupants if the air bags deploy. The 2013 Camaro Coupe receives a 5-star (out of 5) overall crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Technology

Because the Camaro Hot Wheels Edition is based on the 2LT and 2SS models, it comes standard with a head-up display projecting key information onto the lower portion of the windshield for quick and easy reference by the driver. A 9-speaker Boston Acoustics premium sound system with a USB port is also standard, along with Chevrolet MyLink smartphone pairing technology.

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