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New Hot Wheels-Based Camaros, COPO Convertible Unveiled at SEMA


The Hot Wheels Camaros race down the life-size Hot Wheels track.

This Malibu concept features turbocharged 2.0L that puts out 259 horsepower.

The Spark Z-Spec features Salsa Red paint, a variety a ground effects, and lowered suspension.

The Spark Sinister concept blends rally-inspired exterior cues with a Carbon Flash Metallic exterior.

The Cruze Upscale concept features Brandy Metallic paint and takes luxury up a notch. It features brown leather-trimmed interior, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and adjustable coil-over suspension for driving comfort and performance.

The new LT1 6.2L engine for 2014 Corvette.

A flurry of small car concepts took center stage at SEMA.

Guy Fieri talks the crowd at SEMA through his personalized 427 Corvette convertible.

Although General Motors was heavily focused on economical vehicles at this year’s SEMA show–including a seemingly endless lineup of Cruze, Sonic, and Spark concept cars — the company also made news that should make high performance die-hards happy, too. Among the highlights:

  • The company unveiled a one-of-a-kind COPO convertible that will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson (all proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association). The convertible features a Whipple-supercharged 327.
  • GM will make 69 more COPO Camaro coupes for 2013. The modern day COPO Camaro was introduced in 2011 and sold out within 69 days.
  • General Motors unveiled two Hot Wheels-inspired Camaros — a one-of-a-kind 1967 Camaro, which is an interpretation of the very first Hot Wheels Camaro, and a production 2013 Camaro. The 1967 Camaro features an E-Rod LS3 engine and Hot Wheels Redline wheels. The 2013 will be available as a production vehicle next year.
  • Chevrolet Performance teamed up with Tony Stewart and chef/hot rod enthusiast Guy Fieri to create two unique Chevrolet performance machines. Stewart’s custom ZL1 Camaro packs a 580-horsepower 6.2L LSA engine, along with Tony Stewart-embroidered jet black upholstery. Fieri’s personalized 427 Corvette convertible combines elements of the Z06 and ZL1 models, featuring a 427-cubic-inch LS7 engine from the Z06. The black and yellow ‘Vette spits out 505 horsepower.
  • The new GM LT1 6.2L V8, which made big news last week, made an appearance at the GM display. The engine will be used on the 2014 Corvette.

Check out the slide show above for pics!

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