Yet another small Chevrolet is making an impact at this years’ SEMA show in Las Vegas. This time it’s the smallest member of the Chevy family – the diminutive Spark. Set for launch in the US, the Spark is difficult to picture on American roads because of its town-car attributes.
This new generation is slightly bigger than its predecessor, which should help the situation. The car has angular lines and big headlights that are accentuated by the bow tie grille. The designers for this Z-Spec Concept would have their work cut out for them to turn this pumpkin into a worthy carriage. The Z-Spec program was launched by Chevy to give small car customers the opportunity to factory-customize their cars in a fun unique way
"The Chevrolet Spark will cause people to rethink their perceptions of what a small car can be – particularly when it comes to design and performance," said Paul Arnone, lead designer. "The Spark Z-Spec concept incorporates a blend of Chevrolet-designed exterior and interior enhancements."
These parts, like the items for the Cruze Z-Spec Concept, will be available through local dealers and can be built-in to your monthly payments. That makes this car very appealing to those on a budget that want to stand out form the crowd.
Hit the jump for details on the modifications
The exterior features very few mods, yet they are simple and effective. The first thing that strikes you is the very loud Tangerine Metallic Orange paint work that’s sure to get you noticed. To break up the citrus assault, are white mirror caps with hydrographics and 17” lightweight BBS wheels, also in “Icy White”. The grille also gets some working over with new inserts and color coded trim. The best exterior addition is the rear spoiler that gives the little car some much needed street cred.
There is more of the same inside, with the Tangerine theme carried through on the trim and stitching. Leather Recaro bucket seats replace the boring old items, while a flat-bottomed, race-inspired steering wheel now resides in front of the driver. Adding to quality feel is a custom-milled billet gear knob and matching floor mats complete with the Z-Spec logo.
It’s a pity none of the above will actually make the Spark go any faster as the 0-60 in the little run takes around a day. Food for thought maybe?