Chevrolet unveiled two new Camaros forward of subsequent week’s SEMA present — the Sizzling Wheels 50th Anniversary Version and the mighty and snarling COPO Camaro drag pack — and the world is a greater place due to it.
The Sizzling Wheels Camaro celebrates 50 years of those two iconic manufacturers. The primary Sizzling Wheels toy automobile ever made was a Camaro. It got here out in 1968 together with 15 different tiny die-cast vehicles that got here to bear the well-known flaming-wheeled Mattel brand. Thousands and thousands of youngsters pushed them round on shag carpets all throughout America, saying: “Vroooom, vroom! Crash! Bang! Man, if I may simply crawl inside and drive this sucker!” Nicely, now you cannot solely crawl inside, you may get a automobile mortgage and purchase the sucker.
The Sizzling Wheels 50th Anniversary Version Camaro is available in coupe or convertible kind.
The Sizzling Wheels Camaro is a $four,995 choice bundle on 2LT and 2SS coupe and convertible fashions. It consists of that Crush exterior and stripes that mimic the orange plastic tracks that snaked via dwelling rooms and throughout kitchens from Duluth to Detroit. The automobile comes with satin graphite stripes with silver metallic accents, satin graphite floor results, 20-inch cast aluminum wheels, grille inserts, orange brake calipers, darkish taillights, Sizzling Wheels flooring mats and some different flame-colored ephemera. Now granted, 5 grand for Sizzling Wheels badges and premium carpets makes no financial sense in any way, however who can put a worth in reliving a childhood dream?
The COPO Camaro is about as much as run in NHRA’s Inventory Eliminator lessons
The COPO Camaro, nonetheless, has a extra critical record of . With racing chassis and suspension parts, together with a singular stable rear axle, it’s spec’d out to run in NHRA’s Inventory Eliminator lessons. It comes with three engine decisions. New this 12 months is a 302 race engine based mostly on the LT1 from the 2018 Camaro SS however with drag-ready parts. You may also order a 427 (7.Zero-liter) or a supercharged 350 (5.7-liter) race engine. Chevrolet says the 350 does mid-Eight-second quarter-mile instances with entice speeds of virtually 160 mph. All three engines are mated to SFI-approved ATI TH400 three-speed automatics.
To get one of many solely 69 COPO Camaros that can be made this 12 months, you need to enter a lottery, which, not coincidentally, opened as we speak. Register at chevrolet.com/efficiency/copo-registration. You might have till the top of November to enroll. Should you’re one of many fortunate winners, anticipate to pay wherever from $110,000 to $200,000 on your race trip, relying on the way you spec it out.
If that’s an excessive amount of coin, you should purchase a die-cast Sizzling Wheels model for lots much less.
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