Chevrolet to Produce a Hot Wheels Edition of Camaro

How many times have you heard it? “The difference between the men and the boys is the size of their toys.”

That hoary proverb applies directly to the Camaro Hot Wheels Edition Chevrolet unveiled at the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show, which opened Tuesday in Las Vegas.

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The Endless Summer Edition

In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web:

• On Wednesday, General Motors’ Opel unit released photos of the Cascada, a four-seat convertible based on the Astra sedan, which is marketed in the United States as the Buick Verano. Many media outlets have suggested the introduction of the Cascada presaged the arrival of a convertible version of the Verano. The Cascada is scheduled to begin sales in Europe next year. (Opel)

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The Remapped Edition

In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web:

• A software mapping glitch has been faulted for the stalling and rough idling experienced by owners of the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, the rear-drive sport coupes co-developed by the Japanese automakers. As a fix, Toyota and Subaru are offering to reset affected vehicles’ engine control units, or E.C.U.’s, if the vehicles have fewer than 100 miles on the odometer. If they have more than 100 miles, the unit will be replaced at no cost to the owner of an FR-S, but Subaru insists the resetting, or reflash, of the E.C.U. would sufficiently address the problem and is not offering to replace it for the BRZ. (Automotive News)

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The Land of Lincoln Edition

In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web:

• Rumored for nearly a year, Ford on Tuesday confirmed it would bring its Lincoln luxury brand to China. Though the automaker said the first vehicles would reach market in the second half of 2014, and noted that a plant under construction in Chongqing would double Ford’s production capacity in China, it did not specify which models would be sold initially or whether they would be built locally or imported. (Ford)

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