Don’t mistake the Chevrolet Sonic for a wimp of a car because clearly, it’s got something to offer as far as the tuning market is concerned. The car is one of those that are considered aftermarket favorites and proof of that is Chevrolet ’s intention of bringing a slew of modded Sonics to the 2011 SEMA Auto Show .
Arguably the most interesting of the four SEMA-bound Sonic models is the Z-Spec 4D Concept, a car that not only carries Chevy’s own Z-Spec package, but also a bevy of other upgrades. Aesthetically, the car has been dressed in an Ashen Grey Mettalic finish, complete with a refreshed grille, a rear spoiler, "Chevrolet" graphics, and a set of new 18" Z-Spec Concept wheels. Inside, the elaborate improvements continue with a re-trimmed interior that features a Dark Titanium finish with matching Cobalt Red accents, a Z-Spec sport pedal kit, an aluminum sport shift knob, and a dressed up flat-bottom steering wheel with a Cobalt Red suede trim.
Under its hood, the Sonic Z-Spec 4D Concept will carry performance modifications on its 1.4-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine, as well as a new suspension, brakes, and exhaust system. The standard model’s output is 138 horsepower, but you can expect that to increase with these mods.