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...
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Joe: See these banners around the show supporting our industry. Talked
about West Coast Customs; all those guys, those drifters. Ken
Block, those guys are sick, what they're doing out there. Thank
you, [inaudible: 01:39], all those guys out there. Showcase
those [inaudible: 01:42] products.
Not just Vegas, it's everywhere, so be a part of it too. Where's
our DJ? Something's happening [inaudible: 02:03]; something's
happening in the blue car. See? Lou, who do you think you are; a
big shot? See the big shot TV guy front row seat?
Lou: That's the way I roll. Joe, you got to find the beauty in that, and
then you got to find the beauty in that because you're a true
gear head. You got to like everything.
Joe: That's what I'm saying everywhere I go. Thank you. We're here. How
you doing? You're doing the [inaudible: 02:44], working the
carbon fiber, low-profile [inaudible: 02:47] panels. Look at
you; having a good time [inaudible: 02:51]. I like that car . .
. miles an hour and they're bad. Thank you for coming. Local
motors showing . . .
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
SEMA 2013 Highlights by GTChannel
Liberty Walk Ferrari 458 and GReddy Scion FR-S are some of the cars that
shined at the 2013 SEMA Show.
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one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show
provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations,
special events, networking opportunities and more.
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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?
Chevrolet Sonic Z Spec Concept
A brief look at the Sonic Z Spec Concept on display at the NAIAS at
Detroit. Introduced at SEMA, the Sonic Z Spec Concept combines factory
Sonic parts and aftermarket upgrades. Brought to you by sports Car
Real World Test Drive 2012 Sonic
If you haven't seen a Chevy Sonic commercial on TV... there's a reason.
Grant Winter takes us for a Real World Test Drive and tells us about a
unique marketing plan:
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Rhys Millen Tuned RM500 Hyundai Genesis Coupe -- SEMA 2011
Take a journey with Rhys as he talks about his latest project, the building
of the RM500 5.0L Tau V8 powered Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
Making auto enthusiasts' wishes come true at this year's SEMA Show, Rhys
Millen Racing's modified Genesis Coupe features Hyundai's most powerful
engine under its hood -- the award-winning 5.0-liter Tau V8. The RM500
Genesis Coupe is a 450-horsepower machine with a
distinct, production-ready look. This marks the fourth year of the
partnership between RMR and Hyundai creating show-stopping vehicles for
tuners and consumers alike.
In addition to the Tau V8, the all-black Genesis Coupe receives a custom
RMR stainless Exhaust with GReddy rear
section muffler and titanium tips, oil cooler and rear differential cooler.
These mechanical enhancements give Hyundai's most powerful engine an extra
20 horsepowerBoost. The Genesis Coupe also showcases
HRE 793-RS 19-inch wheels, Brembo carbon ceramic rotors with Brembo six and
four piston calipers. The inside of the vehicle features the RMR suede trim
package and Sparco accents.
This vehicle is a custom one-off model produced by Rhys Millen Racing (RMR)
for SEMA Show 2011.
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Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec 2 at SEMA 2011
LAS VEGAS -- Chevrolet's small cars have a big presence at the 2011 SEMA
Show, with tricked-out Sonics and Cruzes showing off the personalization
possibilities for a new generation of performance enthusiasts.
Most of the show cars wear conceptual Z-Spec styling enhancements, which
are being evaluated for production. Z-Spec is a line of performance,
styling, and personalization accessories available at Chevy dealerships.
The Sonic went on sale this fall and the Cruze, while being in the U.S.
market for only about a year, has become Chevrolet's best-selling car and
the top-selling compact car in the United States calendar year to date.
Both cars offer available factory turbocharged powertrains -- with the Sonic
offering the only turbo engine in its
"The heritage of Chevrolet cars like the Corvette and Camaro is being expressed in
smaller packages for the next generation," said Chris Perry, vice
president, global marketing and strategy for Chevrolet. "The Sonic and
Cruze concepts demonstrate that performance comes in all shapes, sizes and
displacements at Chevrolet."
As the only factory turbocharged vehicle
in its class and aggressive design, Sonic is ideal for customization and
performance -- and that's exactly what the distinctive show cars
demonstrate at SEMA. Here's a quick look:
Sonic Z-Spec #1 -- Designers took a turbocharged Sonic five-door and dressed it with
concept Z-Spec accessories. They added Z-Spec ground effects, a spoiler,
unique grille and graphics package -- then finished it off with a Torch Red
exterior and Z-Spec concept 18-inch wheels. Inside, the Cobalt Red cabin
features custom trim, including perforated black suede seat inserts, a
Z-Spec sport pedal kit, sport shift knob and a racing-style flat-bottom
steering wheel. Additional upgrades include performance brakes with
four-piston calipers, a new high-flow Exhaust system and performance suspension parts.
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.
Sonic Z-Spec 4D Concept -- The more formal look of the Sonic sedan lends
itself to a touring car-style motif, which this Ashen Grey Metallic concept
picks up with concept Z-Spec ground effects, rear spoiler, grille,
"Chevrolet" graphics and larger Z-Spec concept 18-inch wheels. As with its
five-door counterparts, this Sonic features a re-trimmed interior -- in
Dark Titanium with Cobalt Red accents -- Z-Spec sport pedal kit, aluminum
sport shift knob and a flat-bottom steering wheel (trimmed with Cobalt Red
suede). The factory turbo 1.4L engine
and six-speed manual transmission are complemented by performance upgrades
that include four-piston caliper brakes, a high-flow Exhaust system and suspension parts.
Sonic Dusk -- The most subtle of the Sonic concepts is the Dusk. It
features a Berlin Blue exterior, with a mild concept ground effects
package, unique grille treatment and 18-inch concept wheels in dark Galvano
Silver. Even the lights are tinted blue for a sophisticated statement. The
Mojave leather interior has custom seat inserts, Z-Spec shift knob with
satin chrome trim, Z-Spec sport pedals and accessory interior trim kit. The
Sonic Dusk also features a suede-trimmed, flat-bottom steering wheel,
custom audio system and brake and suspension upgrades.
Chevrolet is keeping a few super-secret Sonics under wraps until the SEMA
show, each representing an even higher level of performance and
A pair of custom Cruze sedans demonstrates what is possible with conceptual
accessories and a little creativity.
Cruze Z-Spec -- Wearing concept Z-Spec ground effects, 18-inch custom
wheels, an accessory spoiler and a high-flow grille, the Cruze Z-Spec has
the looks and feel of a taut touring car. The exterior appearance of this
Cruze is enhanced with a new stripe package that will be available soon,
while on the inside are special seat inserts, a racing-style pedal kit,
accessory shift knob and interior trim, as well as a new steering wheel.
Cruze Dusk -- Complementing the Sonic Dusk concept, the Cruze Dusk suggests
a more subtle and sophisticated approach to personalization, including a
mild concept ground effects package, a unique grille treatment and
dark-tinted wheels. The interior has custom seat inserts, along with an
accessory shift knob, sport pedals, interior trim kit, a suede-trimmed
steering wheel and a custom audio system.
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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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