After whipping some Sonics around at the GM Media Drive, we made a beeline for the Las Vegas Convention Center, which was still being prepped for today's SEMA 2011 kick-off. Our man on the spot, SonicInsider.com's own, photog extraordinaire, Lucas Priamo, took us behind the scenes for a quick look at what was to come...
CHEVY SONIC: FATLACE X ROTIFORM = HELLAFLUSH
One of the dopest things about SEMA is the myriad of people that you have
the potential to run across at any given moment. From industry, to media,
to old friends— around every corner, a familiar face. Gotta love that.
Well, this morning, as we were drooling over the Fatlace Sonic at the Chevy
booth (which we'll get into in great detail shortly), we made a new friend,
Brian Henderson, owner of Rotiform Wheels. For those that don't know,
Rotiform is one of the hottest wheel companies in the game right now.
SonicInsider.com's Dave Rodriguez, a.k.a., Johnny on the Spot, caught Brian
for a quick interview as he popped by the Chevy booth to check out the
Fatlace Sonic and chop it up with Mark Arcenal.
2011 SEMA Feature Profile: Chevrolet Sonic Boom Concept
The Sonic has been represented in serious numbers at SEMA 2011. Chevy spent
a lot of time working with partners to build custom cars, but also designed
a few serious gems of their own. One thing Chevy knew they needed was a
Sonic that would really go "boom!" and hence the Sonic Boom Concept was
The Sonic Boom features a 4,000 watt audio system by Kicker® Performance
Audio, custom 19" wheels, Z-Spec Concept Ground Effects, Grille and
Spoiler, along with an Anodized Flat Red paint job. A custom "Panic Button"
on the front dash activates the Sonic Boom's jet engine- inspired audio
system, opens the trunk and back doors while droppin' the hardcore bass on
any innocent bystanders.
I caught up with Rob Cameron of the Chevrolet Design Team on Monday night
and had him tell us a little about the car. Check the video out (you know
the drill) after the jump!
Chevy Sonic X-Country Adventure of Firsts: Beeline for the Four Corners
After leaving the sprawling city limits of Las Vegas, we made a mad dash
for the Four Corners Monument, the quadripoint at which the states of Utah,
Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico meet. En route, we hit such colorful towns
as Mesquite, NV, Colorado City, AZ, Fredonia, AZ, and too many others to
We spent about eight hours racing the sun in order to get to the Four
Corners so we could be the first Chevy Sonic to be in four states at once.
And, you know what, we did it! Well, sort of... We arrived at the Four
Corners Monument just after dark, but we're still keepin' that one as a
Hennessey Venom GT SEMA2011 - LOUD!!!
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A Hennessey Venom GT gets unloaded for SEMA 2011 at the Las Vegas
Convention Center........Turn up the volume! :-)
Hennessey Venom GT Specifications
horsepower - 1,200
bhp @ 6,500 rpm,
Torque - 1,155 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm,
Fuel - 93 octane,
0 - 60 mph - 2.5 sec
1/4 Mile - 9.9 sec @ 162 mph
0 - 200 mph - 15.9 sec
Top Speed - 267 mph
SONICINSIDER CHATS WITH MARK ARCENAL
For those select enthusiasts that obsess over their cars, and in
particular, the subset consumed by a vehicle's "stance," Mark Arcenal's
aesthetic and approach to car building is revered. Godfather to the
Hellaflush movement, Mark's website Fatlace.com, has long been a touchstone
for the legions of style-hungry youth who gallivant about the Internet in
search of the "illest" ride. SonicInsider.com's own, Andy Williamson,
caught up with his old friend, Mark, and picked his brain on all things
Sonic. Peep the interview freshness after the jump!
Chevrolet Sonic Super 4 Concept - SEMA Show 2011
Following our coverage of the Chevrolet Sonic Ricky Carmichael Concept and
the Chevrolet Sonic Super 4 Concept, AutoGuide got to sit down with both
Ricky Carmichael and John Buttermore, the men behind the two vehicles.
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Cars of SEMA 2011 Day 1 from Eastwood
Lots of amazing cars, companies and booths at SEMA in Las Vegas, and
Eastwood will bring you updates, videos and pictures every day. Camaros, Mustangs, street rods, rat rods,
chopped tops, girls, drifting, muscle cars and everything else.
NRE SEMA 2011 Invitation
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2011 Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec #2 - SEMA
More pictures and info here:
Sonic Z-Spec #2 -- The next Sonic concept -- in Flat White with Torch Red
accents -- builds on concept Z-Spec accessories with a more aggressive
ground effects package, unique grille, rear spoiler and graphics package.
It rides on Z-Spec concept 18-inch wheels and also includes a re-trimmed
interior with Z-Spec sport pedal kit, Z-Spec sport shift knob and a
flat-bottom steering wheel. It also features custom racing seats with the
Z-Spec logo. The factory powertrain features the 1.4L turbo engine and six-speed manual transmission.
Performance upgrades include brakes with four-piston calipers, a high-flow
Exhaust system and suspension parts.
Source: Chevrolet press
Autohaus SEMA 2011 Day 2
Brian Jessel Autohaus at Sema 2011 Day 2.
Question 2: What is the make and model of the yellow car that Tanner Foust
was drifting with in the video?
SEMA 2011 AWARD SUBMISSION VIDEO
2011 SEMA Award Submission. 2010 Camaro SS V8, 6spd. Custom paint
and performance upgrades by Ice Nine Group in Clinton Twp Michigan.
Pefrormance products from: K&N, JBA Exhaust, Hurst, Eibach Springs. Styling parts
from : Classic Design Concepts, GM Performance , AAC Lighting. Custom paint
products from BASF. Featured vehicle at Chicago World of Wheels 2011.