Throughout the weekend for SEMA 2012, Chevy teased the concept of the Hot Wheels Edition of the 2013 Camaro. It’s predicted to be going on sale early next year, with early orders available as soon as November 1.
Available in coupe and convertible models, the Hot Wheels Camaro is packed with the option of a V6 2-liter engine or a V-8 SS engine. The coupe model sport a ZL1 front bumper, grilled, front splitter and rocker treatment, 21-inche wheels, smoked lights and a two-tone matte hood graphic.
This Bumble-Bee style Camaro was made for a company in Perth, Australia, called ShowTime limos.
According to their website, it’s equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 that puts out 426 horses. If you’re a Transformers fan, this may be your thing, but take a look at the videos below, and tell us what you think by leaving a comment on our facebook page.
(Just FYI: The first video is put together with AC/DC’s “Back in Black.”)
Described as a “fiery, new creation from Chevrolet,” and “something you’ve never seen before in a driving machine” the 1967 Camaro was introduced on televisions across America in Chevy’s first commercial.
The cheesy 2-minute ad featured a volcano erupting in the middle of the desert, with smoke and flames surrounding the SS 350 as the muscle car’s highlights were described in the narrator’s deep voice.
The pressure to advertise likely came from Ford, who introduced a major re-design of the Mustang for the 1967 model year.
In the Mustang vs Camaro vs Challenger battle, proving which one is the best could go any way, depending on what features you want from your muscle car, but sales figures tell a story all their own.
July 2012 wasn’t the best month for the Ford Mustang, compared to May or June, but it was still able to outsell the Chevy Camaro and the Dodge Challenger. It’s the 3rd month in a row that Ford has won in sales.
The Ford Mustang sold 7,371 units in July, which was a huge decline from May’s numbers (10,427) and June’s numbers (10,263).
For the Chevy Camaro, it certainly wasn’t the best month for sales figures, with only 6,926 units sold. The Camaro’s July 2012 sales accounted for a decrease of 9.7% compared to the same month a year ago. However, Chevy has sold 56,623 new Camaro models, a .3 % increase over the first 7 months in 2011. The Camaro, though, has out-sold the Mustang for the year.
The Dodge Challenger cam in third with only 3,631 units sold in July, but it was a 3% increase compared to July 2011.