Chevrolet has unveiled the Sonic Super 4 at the 2011 SEMA Show. The vehicle is a race car concept that demonstrates Chevrolet's new small car performance potential. The Sonic Super 4 joins other Chevy performance cars this week in the Chevrolet display at the SEMA Show.

"This is an exciting example of Chevrolet's small-car performance capability,", commented Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.

"Sonic has the soul and specifications to be a winner.", he added.

Sonic measures 2 525 mm – wheelbase, 1 509 mm - front and rear tracks. Its body-frame-integral structure ranks among the stiffest in the global small-car segment, with some of the steel in it delivering tensile strength of 145 000 psi (1 000 MPa) or higher.

The Sonic Super 4 concept features a suspension modified for racing and a lower restriction intake and exhaust system to provide enhanced on-track performance. The interior comes with a chrome moly roll cage built to SCCA specifications, as well as other safety equipment. It looks the part, too, with a lowered stance and 18" racing wheels and tires. It also wears Chevrolet Z-Spec concept accessories, including ground effects and a high-wing spoiler.

Chevrolet Sonic Super 4 Concept

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Chevrolet Sonic Super 4 Concept:

Exterior

  • Chevrolet racing graphics
  • Carbon fiber lower splitter
  • Carbon fiber rocker panel extensions
  • Carbon fiber rear diffuser
  • Tinted headlamps and taillights
  • Concept Z-Spec high wing rear spoiler
  • Tow hooks
  • 18x7.5-inch satin black wheels with street-legal racing tires

Interior

  • SCCA-approved 1¾ -inch chrome moly roll cage
  • SCCA-approved inner and outer window nets
  • Z-Spec pedal kit
  • Racing instrumentation
  • Racing seat with five-point harness
  • Fire suppression system
  • Rearview camera system
  • Racing steering wheel with quick disconnect

Performance

  • Ecotec 1.4L turbo engine and six-speed manual transmission
  • Adjustable coil-over struts and spring kit
  • Performance brakes: four-piston front calipers with two-piece drilled rotors, front; and two-piston rear calipers with one-piece drilled rotors, rear
  • Low-restriction air intake and filter
  • Two-inch cat-back straight-pipe exhaust

Source: Chevrolet