• Apr 8, 2010
Chevrolet Spark DJ booth – click above to watch the video

Wherever feral youths congregate, it's pretty much a given that there'll be a car on its side. Now Chevrolet has gone and made that a certainty by creating a Spark that's intended to be rotated 90 degrees to rock the party. The car powers the DJ gear, though we're curious about modifications to the oil sump to keep the engine happy when on its side.

A special Chevrolet Spark DJ car that can pull off the Batmobile-like trick of transforming from a road-going automobile to a DJ platform with turntables on the wheels will be joining the haircut-wanting "indie" band The Mystery Jets (you're not an indie if you've got Chris Thomas producing your record. Just sayin') on some gigs starting today, April 8. The location of the Spark's roll-over-and-play-music demonstration will be determined by public vote, though the idea of a mustard factory in Birmingham sound like a tasty locale. Press release and video posted after the jump.



[Source: Chevrolet]



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WORLD'S BIGGEST RECORD PLAYER (ON WHEELS)

An upturned modified car with wheels that serve as turntables has been developed by a team of Buckinghamshire engineers to create the world's biggest record player and the most mobile of mobile discos.

The Chevrolet Spark DJ car – which can be transformed from being legally roadworthy to a fully-functioning DJ booth in under 20 minutes – measures 3.6 metres in length and stands 1.6 metres high. Once converted into a DJ deck the motor powers two vinyl turntables, a CD deck and mixer.

Car-maker Chevrolet has created the unique DJ set up to mark the launch of its new Chevrolet Spark model. The mobile disco will be centre stage at a number of gigs by indie-band The Mystery Jets from Thursday, 8th April. A public vote will determine where the locations of the gigs will be with options including an old mustard factory in Birmingham, a car park in Manchester and a ferry in Liverpool.

To see a video of the DJ car in action and more details of the CHEVROLET SPARK UNSCHEDULED TOUR visit: http://www.sparkunscheduled.co.uk


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I think it looks better as it has been sold in Korea for the past year with the original Daewoo grille (Matiz Creative),

      http://www.lincah.com/2010-daewoo-matiz-creative

      even so, it kind of reminds me of a dwarf, with a head/face too big for its body...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why do they think that small cars have to have golfkart wheels? It doesnt look like a real car, it looks like a joke car like Tata or Smart. Put some 16" on it with optional 17" rims and it would look a million times better.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'll take smaller wheels. I can't understand why economy cars have such large wheels now. Performance cars, yes. Economy cars, no.
        • 4 Years Ago
        dont you get better economy with smaller wheels and think about the price for replacing those wheels............................otherwise your idea sounds hell alot better then what car companies have going on with these small wheels on ECO-Cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        1) less expensive
        2) lower rolling resistance
        3) less unsprung weight
        4) less rotational inertia to overcome from a stop
      • 4 Years Ago
      I kinda like the Spark actually...seems like a funky city car that would be easy to park...as long as Chevy keeps the price low...lower than the Fiesta/ Mazda2, then I think it will sell well. Too bad they waited so long to bring this out...I had to buy a new car last month and as usual the domestic automakers had no good small cars available yet, so they lost another sale...ugh! It's exciting to see all these small cars coming on the market that those of us barely surviving the Great Recession can actually afford...I just wish more were made in the U.S.A. Oh, well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Effing hipsters...
      • 4 Years Ago
      LAME.
      The Five Axis xB DJ mobile destroys this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So would scratchin' be called squealin' for that?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why couldn't they just make to nice well lit analog speedo and tach?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Because the iPhone has a touchscreen.

        Refer to your other comments.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Newsflash to SimpleCar:

        Why do you spend so much time on a website bitching about technology?

        Seems sort of...ironic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Now Chevrolet has gone and made that a certainty by creating a Spark that's intended to be rotated 90 degrees .."

      And do suspension mods, etc. while your at it...
      • 4 Years Ago
      That seems really useless. Things must be heavily modified on the wheels, or adding electric motors to them. If they very from 33RPMs, the timing on the music is going to sound all wrong.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lame!
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