The first full-size and functioning Hot Wheels car has come to life with the production of a new special edition Chevrolet Camaro, which will go on sale in 2013.
The Hot Wheels brand is widely known for creating die cast toy cars, which have been successfully marketed at kids but also popular with adult collectors as well.
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Anyone who grew up playing with Hot Wheels cars would possibly gawp at the prospect of a full-size model, but now Chevrolet have looked to turn that in a reality.
The Camaro Hot Wheels Edition debuted earlier this week at the 2012 Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show hosted in Las Vegas.
It is full-size production car and first such vehicle to be made in conjunction with Hot Wheels.
The Camaro Hot Wheels is available with either the SS or LT trims offered on the standard model but adds a whole raft of new styling features, to make the muscle car even more conspicuous like a true Hot Wheels toy car usually is.
For the exterior the new styling pack adds red-outlined 21" alloy wheels, black and flame bodywork graphics, and a front grille and spoiler taken from the Camaro ZL1 performance edition.
Inside the Camaro Hot Wheels, the interior has been redesigned with red stitching for the leather surfaces, while the instrument panels and door inserts are finished in black and chrome. Both the exterior and interior of this Camaro is also covered with Hot Wheels badges.
The petrol engine options include a 323bhp 3.6-litre V6 and a 6.2-litre V8 which develops 426bhp when using manual transmission, or 400bhp with the automatic gearbox.
The special edition Camaro will start mass production during early 2013 and will go on sale in America later that year.
At the moment it is unclear whether the Camaro Hot Wheels will be sold in other markets in the UK, or if interested motorists will need to arrange for an import.
More at the SEMA show
The Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels was just one of the several curious customised cars displayed at this week's SEMA Show over in Las Vegas. Quite a few outlandish vehicles were revealed at the show alongside the Hot Wheels Camaro.
Camaro Race Car
The Chevrolet Camaro V8 was a popular entry for tuning at the 2012 SEMA Show and amongst the example is this striking race car conversion exhibited by camera specialist GoPro.
Ford Focus ST
Amongst the sea of American muscle cars and Japanese saloons and coupes, the Ford Focus ST hot hatch is a more surprising car to find at this tuning show. However, as many as five customised models were presented at the 2012 SEMA Show.
The entries included the one above, which was created in a partnership between Ford, Cosworth and the Ford Racing division. It features a 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine now boasting around 330bhp, and a body kit provided by famous car design tuning company Kahn Design.
The Kia Justice League car team
Arguably the star of the show at the 2012 SEMA Show was Kia who produced five uniquely designed concept cars based on members of the famous comic line-up Justice League.
The models included a Kia Optima saloon inspired by Batman, a Kia Cerato based on the Flash, a Kia Cerato similar to Cyborg, a Kia Rio designed around Aquaman and a Kia Soul decorated like the Green Lantern.
Written by Stephen Goldasz