There has just a bit of talk about the first 1:1 Hot Wheels production vehicle. Personally I was hoping it would be the Mad Manga, but I guess a Camaro is ok.
I have a few friends at SEMA, and maybe one will return with the Special Edition Camaro they are giving away there (the 1:64, not the 1:1) so I can show it off here. But from what I have seen, the only differences are a few more tampos and true spectraflame paint.
This project obviously was born from the green spectraflame Camaro we saw at SEMA last year, and I love the idea of the Special Edition. And it makes this new casting, which is essentially the ZL1 casting with the ZL1 trim removed, make a whole lot of sense.
The ZL1 has been my favorite Hot Wheels version of the current Camaro, mainly because of its stance and angry face, so this new Camaro easily becomes #2 with its similar looks. I don't know what the future of the model is (will the 1:1 be offered in other colors?), but I will happily add it to the collection.
And a couple of cool details. The center stripe is nicely detailed with gloss black surrounded by matte black (I don't know how well that comes off in the photos), and if you look closely you will see the ghost pinstripe on each side. A very cool detail.
Is this a little redundant? Of course. But based on what it represents, this is a great New Model, and a significant addition to the plethora of Hot Wheels Camaro castings castings...
Hot Wheel 2013 Special Edition Chevy Camaro (2013 New Models):
And because you asked, some comparison pics:
2010 Camaro SS
More closeups with the ZL1
And its SEMA counterpart