• Chevrolet Sonic RS Rally Car Joins "Transformers 4" Cast

For all of the supercars and exotics that have appeared throughout the “Transformers” movie franchise, director Michael Bay has also tossed a little love in the direction of compact vehicles.

Remember the Twins in their Chevrolet Sparks from “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen?”

For the fourth movie, Bay is bringing back some hot hatch love with the introduction of the Chevrolet Sonic RS as part of the new cast of cars for “Transformers 4.”

It might seem odd that the Sonic RS is joining a list that includes a Bugatti Veyron, a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, a Lamborghini Aventador and a fully customized 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS.

But don’t sleep on the Sonic RS, because even though it doesn’t look anywhere near a supercar, it still has some attitude and its racing livery also shows its capabilities rubbing tires in full-fledged competition.

Maybe that’s why Michael Bay felt the Sonic RS had to be part of the “Transformers 4” cast. What it lacks in power and price tag, it more than makes up for in edginess.

Click past the jump to read about the Chevrolet Sonic RS

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS

2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS Exterior
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The Chevrolet Sonic became an industry standard bearer when it became the first American hatchback in its market to feature a turbocharged engine. But more than just being a first of its kind, the Sonic RS is also a hell of a car, made even hotter by its standing as one of the finest in the entire Sonic lineup.

The new Sonic RS comes with exterior and interior enhancements that result in a sportier and more aggressive profile, exuding the kind of edginess that young consumers look for in a car.

Its 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that produces 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque powers this subcompact to 60 mph as quick as 8.8 seconds with the six-speed manual transmission. Top speed is about 125 mph.

Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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