Chevrolet's SEMA Show Trio of Classic and New Camaro Project Cars

In addition to the production 2013 Camaro Hot Wheels Edition that was unwrapped on Monday, Chevrolet will show six more Camaro models at the SEMA Show that opens today in Las Vegas, though, for the time being, we only get pictures of three of them.

First up is the 1967 Hot Wheels Camaro Concept that pays tribute to the original Hot Wheels “Custom Camaro” toy, while also premiering a brand-new crate powertrain that connects a 430-horsepower LS3 engine to a 4L65-E four-speed automatic transmission.

“A literal interpretation of the toy car would have been too cartoony – it just wouldn’t look right on a full-size car,” said Chevrolet Design Manager Dave Ross. “The stance and wheels of the concept vehicle are different, as well as some of the proportions the toy has, but the body lines and styling cues are all the same.”

On a far more modern note, three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champ Tony Stewart helped design a Camaro ZL1 that bears his name. The 580hp muscle car is painted in a custom gray metallic exterior accented with tribal and Smoke graphics in flat red and silver pinstripes, and also features a similarly-themed interior.

The third model is the 2012 COPO Camaro Convertible, which following its debut at the SEMA fest, will head to the 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in January, with proceeds to benefit the American Heart Association.

The Inferno Orange Metallic convertible is the last of the 69 COPO Camaro racecars built by Chevrolet for 2012, and only one of two drop-top models. It’s also one of 20 cars fitted with the 327 engine and 4.0L supercharger, and the only one of which is equipped with a Turbo 400 three-speed automatic transmission.

The other three Camaro Concept cars are the Camaro ZL1 Touring Convertible, Camaro Performance V-8 and Camaro Performance V-6.

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