In 1968, Mattel introduced the Hot Wheels toy car line to compete with the British Matchbox line of toy cars that had debuted 15 years earlier. The first car that Hot Wheels made was a Camaro, which had been introduced the year before in 1967. To commemorate the company's 50th anniversary, Chevrolet and Hot Wheels have worked together to create this visual package in a new exterior color called Crush that replicates the orange color used by the toy manufacturer on their tracks.
The original ZR1, based on the C4 platform, was built in collaboration with Group Lotus to be one of the fastest production cars in the world. The centerpiece of the new vehicle was an engine that eschewed the then-traditional pushrod design in favor of a DOHC motor producing 375 hp. While more than impressive for the time, the bar has been raised considerably since then. The newest ZR1 will have an incredible 755 hp, more than double that of the original ZR1, and a top speed of over 210 mph. Prices will start at $119,995.