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Hot Wheels and Crazy Power: Chevrolet at SEMA 2017

The Camaro has long been a fan favorite at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas—and it’s not hard to see why. Tremendous aftermarket support means buyers can transform these beastly Bow Ties into whatever kind of machine their hearts desire, from road course terrors to dominating drag strip competitors. So Chevrolet always comes to Sin City with plenty of hot hardware. Check out some of the best things we saw from Chevrolet at SEMA 2017.

Now, it’d be difficult to find any car enthusiast who doesn’t have an affinity for Hot Wheels, and for the past few years, Chevy has partnered with the toy company to produce Camaros that are sure to wake up your inner child. And unlike a lot of the wild creations attendees drool over at SEMA, you’ll actually be able to pick one up at your local AutoNation Chevy dealer early next year.

For the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition, Chevy started with a Camaro 2SS, which is packing a 6.2-liter V-8 boasting 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque, a six-speed manual transmission, and Brembo brakes at each corner. The designers then added a unique Orange Crush finish, satin graphics, and matching interior touches, along with some beautiful Hot Wheels fender badges. This package is sure to stand out at any show.

Another car we were particularly taken with was the ZL1 1LE Nurburgring Track Car, which sports a supercharged V-8 with a whopping 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. To help harness all that grunt, there’s also magnetic ride control, and a host of aerodynamic bits which make this track-tuned monster corner like a cat on carpet. This wicked ride dominated at the infamous German circuit—so it’ll be able to handle anything even the most demanding drivers can throw at it.

Of course, Chevy’s booth wasn’t all Camaro. There were also a few concepts focused on the great outdoors, including the Luke Bryan Suburban, a tricked-out two-tone Traverse Stand-Up Paddleboard Concept, and a supercharged Silverado that was built for speed. Take a look in our gallery below!

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