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...
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
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?
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!
Exclusive Interview with Ryan Tuerck
Sonic Insider's own, Corey Mullane, caught up with Formula Drift star Ryan
Tuerck to get his thoughts on what he thinks of the new Chevy Sonic.
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
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: 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.
NRE SEMA 2011 Invitation
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JE Pistons New Asymmetric Piston Design - SEMA 2011
JE Pistons is always debuting new products that seem to change and improve
the internals of your engine. This year at the 2011 SEMA show, they are
releasing the new Asymmetric line of pistons for all sport compact
applications. This new design allows for a lighter weight piston, strength
in design, and overall performance increases do to it's dynamic shape.
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When Dyrdek Dreams to Kickflip - Chevy Sonic Stunt at Six Flags
When Rob Dyrdek woke up today, he was just another man. Another man with
over 6 million Facebook friends, numerous shows on MTV and hordes of fans
around the world. You know, just like any one of us.
But today, today was different. Today on the 16th of December in the year
2011, Rob became "Super Sonic Rob". He did this by becoming the first man
in history to successfully kickflip a car -- more notably, the first to
kickflip a Chevy Sonic.
Visit http://www.SonicInsider.com for more on the event.
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
Chevrolet Sonic Custom Paint Job by. Terry Alfano
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