At the 2011 SEMA Show , Ricky Carmichael unveiled his first Sonic All Activity Vehicle . Now two years later, Carmichael returns to SEMA with a new Sonic All Activiy Vehicle. This time around, it’s equipped with an all-new performance package with parts from Chevrolet Performance.
For the exterior, the concept features a satin-black paint combined with blue accents and custom graphics. The aerodynamic kit includes a new rear wing spoiler, smoked lamp housings, ground-effects package, a unique grille and a THULE roof rack For some, this may be a little over the top, but the stark contrast of dark and bright looks pretty sick to us. .
For the interior, Carmichael added a dark green and black leather instrument panel trim, door trim with lime green piping, a green- and black-trimmed, flat-bottom steering wheel and an upgraded sound system.
Chevrolet Performance installed its Turbo Stage Kit, a high-flow exhaust system and a cold-air intake for the 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-banger engine. The concept sits on an 18-inch wheel-and-tire package that are colored gloss-black with a green lip. Chevrolet didn’t release the performance details, but we’re willing to bet the power jumps from the base 138 horsepower to about 160 horsepower.
Helping in the twist is a a new suspension kit that drops the ride height. Rounding out the mods is a new brake package with Wilwood front calipers.
Click past the jump to read more about the standard Chevrolet Sonic.
Gallery Chevrolet Sonic
The Chevrolet Sonic is a pretty hot-selling number in the U.S., despite its limited time on the market.
For the 2014 Sonic, customers can choose between two engines. The base setup includes a 1.8-liter., four-cylinder engine with VVT. Thge optional powerplant is a turbocharged, 1.4-liter engine. Both engines check in with 138 ponies, but the 1.4 liter version is the most appreciated one, as it sprints the compact hatchback to 60 mph 7.9 seconds, while the 1.8-liter takes 9.7 seconds.
Prices for the 2014 Sonic start at $14,185.
Gallery Chevrolet Sonic
The All-Activity Sonic concept returns for the 2013 SEMA Show – this time, it adds something the American Motorcycle Association champion, X-Games gold medalist and NASCAR racer Ricky Carmichael can truly appreciate: An all-new performance package with parts from Chevrolet Performance. Highlights include:
Chevrolet Performance 1.4L Turbo Stage Kit with high-flow exhaust
Chevrolet Performance cold-air induction
Chevrolet Performance suspension kit with lowered ride height
Chevrolet Performance brake package with Wilwood front calipers
Chevrolet Performance 18-inch wheel-and-tire package featuring custom gloss black with green lip
The exterior is painted satin black that is pearlized with blue, along with custom graphics. The Sonic’s body is accented with a concept rear wing spoiler, smoked lamp housings, ground effects package and a unique grille. It also wears a THULE roof rack.
Inside, FOX Racing boardshort material is used on the seat inserts, which complements dark green and black leather instrument panel trim and door trim with lime green piping. A matching, green/black-trimmed flat-bottom steering wheel continues the theme. Additional interior features include an upgraded sound system, a Chevrolet Accessories pedal kit and a custom aluminum shift knob.