We all know the 6th generation Camaro 2SS is a future classic, with its killer styling, modern amenities, and huge horsepower under the hood. And just like now, in the future we'll be searching for interesting, low-batch and collaborative editions as the ultimate prize prospects. So, when a commemorative car as wild as this 2018 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition hits the market, enthusiasts, speculators, and car fans everywhere perk up with excitement. Consider this a full-size diecast model that you can actually drive – loaded with a powerful 6.2L 455-horsepower V8, a 6-speed gearbox, and a bespoke Crush Orange color combination. Introduced at SEMA and desired by millions ever since, this is your chance to own one of the coolest modern automotive collaborations ever executed.
If you're not familiar with Hot Wheels, then you probably had a horrible childhood, in which case you may not possess the capacity to enjoy such a slick ride. Or, maybe letting your hair down in a modern American muscle car is exactly what you need to kick start your heart. Either way, this dialed-in Camaro instantly turns life up to 11. Hot Wheels and the Camaro have been cosmically paired for decades, with the 1968 Camaro debuting as the very first Mattel Hot Wheel. So, after a couple forays into a Hot Wheels Camaro in the early 2010s didn't bring much fanfare (a 2011 Chrome Neon concept and Blue 2013 Hot Wheels car were poorly promoted resulting in a lukewarm reception for both models), this 50th Anniversary commemorating the first Mattel diecast car was the perfect time to strike. Needing a loud exterior package that really stood out and paid homage to the brand, they slapped a slick Crush Orange finish on this SS coupe, along with Satin Graphite stripes that mimic a Hot Wheels track design, and Satin Graphite ground effects. The $5k package also boasts blacked-out bow-tie emblems, smoked taillights with a Satin Graphite block in between (complete with a Hot Wheels logo incorporated inside), along with "Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary" badges on the front fenders. You also get a special lower grille insert, a front chin spoiler, a ducktail spoiler out back, an aggressive hood with black air-vents, and if you look through the Special Edition wheels you'll see that even the Brembo brake calipers were painted Crush Orange to match. This over-the-top Hot Wheels 50th package really turns the look of the already-aggressive 2018 SS up to an absurd level of awesomeness, and with only 2083 actual miles on the clock, it's basically factory-fresh with nary an imperfection to speak of.
Inside are more exclusive elements to the Hot Wheels edition, and you notice it from the moment you open the door and see the special illuminated sill plates. The Jet Black and Crush Orange leather interior is an exclusive package only for this limited edition car, and my goodness does it look great inside this coupe. Bright orange inserts sharply contrast the black leather hides on the front buckets and matching rear seat, resulting in a playful yet aggressive look, and this unique color combo is repeated on the center console, door panels, and beautifully trimmed dash. Plus, the seats, steering wheel, shifter, door panels, and center console all received coordinating orange stitching, and all the soft materials inside are either plush leather or smooth suede that still looks and smells new. There's a Hot Wheels badge adorning the suede-trimmed, flat-bottomed steering wheel that feels very substantial and exceptionally grippy in the hands of the driver, a perfect complement to the suede-trimmed 6-speed shifter that's just a short reach away. Further Hot Wheels logos were embedded into the front headrests and bright orange seatbelts, although the Camaro's 'SS' logo is equally represented in the seatbacks and atop the shifter knob. The comfortable driver's seat offers an unobstructed view of the deeply recessed gauge panel full of futuristic digital units, and the big touchscreen in the middle manages all the media, navigation, and back-up cameras. The sculpted middle console is space age spec, as are the jet-engine, turbine-like vents for the A/C system, and as you might expect, this SS comes loaded with pretty much every single option and amenity you could get in 2018, although they skipped the sunroof to optimize the coupe's structural rigidity. "Ghost" stripes were included in the color-keyed floor mats below, along with the one that adorns the surprisingly spacious trunk.
Under the hood, the snarling 6.2-liter, all-aluminum V8 of the 2018 Camaro SS is ready to play. Docile around town yet equipped to bring the thunder at a moments notice with 426HP and 420lb-ft of torque at the ready, there aren't many Camaros of legend that can run with this Super Sport. Completely stock and unmodified under the hood, it starts instantly and runs beautifully thanks to the wonders of modern electronics and GM's performance goodies, and with so few miles logged, it's barely broken in. And if you can manage to somehow keep your foot out of it and slip the Tremec 6-speed into top gear, it actually does really well on the highway, meaning this baby is ready to dominate the Power Tour. Underneath, magnetic ride control and a beefed-up MBRP dual exhaust (the car's lone upgrade) are also part of the package, and once quick look and you can immediately see that it's never been out in bad weather. Power steering, power four-wheel disc brakes by Brembo, and Goodyear runflat performance tires wrapped around exclusive 20-inch forged Satin Graphite aluminum wheels round out the impressive parts list with a BANG.
Flat-out, this Hot Wheels Camaro is the very definition of a collectible car. And with that kind of pedigree, it's obvious that this future classic has all the right features to be enjoyed today and the distinction to be admired tomorrow. Call today!