Chevrolet took a brace of Sonic concepts to the 2011 SEMA show, among them four variations on themes from the Z-Spec parts bin, the Super 4 Racer for the track, and a brazen red hatch called the Sonic Boom. Based entirely around a 4,000-watt Kicker sound system, the Sonic Boom contains a high-tech head unit controlling components designed with a jet theme, and a report on the Chevrolet Sonic forum indicates it's headed for production.

There aren't many details to share, other than that Chevy has reportedly applied for a "Sonic Boom" trademark, but ChevroletSonicForum.com says their GM sources tell them that a planned retail version will take a step down from its 4,000-watt progenitor. Chevrolet has already admitted it wants to create a model selection that puts the Sonic into niche markets, and with a deep trough of Z-Spec add-ons, even as a concept the Sonic Boom doesn't appear to be too far from production-ready.


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      over9000
      • 3 Years Ago
      angrier hamster
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Go flat black instead of flat red. Otherwise that's a pretty darn sharp looking car. GM should definitely do it to continue to inject interest in their new small car.... keep it fresh.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think it would be hilarious for a tiny little car like this to come with 4kW in aural power, under warranty, and from the factory. Build it and sell it! Plus, if they can keep the same layout in the concept, or at least the big red button on the dash, that would be awesome.
      JRBEINGINEER
      • 3 Years Ago
      “Chevrolet took a brace of Sonic Concepts to the 2011 SEMA show, among them four variations…” A "brace" is a quantity of two.
      mont
      • 3 Years Ago
      Chevy is tryin to up its sound systems since the 300s debuted but watch they half step it and over price it smh and the sonic is already a cool little car
      LBFTPSEC
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm usually not a fan of small cars, but damn that looks good! I love the flat red paint, and those wheels are killer! I could see a lot of young guys wanting one of these. And with the already stellar dynamics of the sonic chassis and suspension, it's a good buy in terms of a driver's car too!
      OSO
      • 3 Years Ago
      CHEVY VS FORD IN SPEC - B? I HOPE IT GET THE AFTER MARKET GOING. FRONT ENGINE REAR DRIVE IS WHAT I GREW UP WITH. AS LONG AS IT'S BURNS RUBBER & RACE FUEL I'LL ENJOY IT. GT
      Eric Leippe
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was trying to figure out why I liked this car, then I found out that it's a Suzuki. I like Chevy for importing Suzukis that we wouldn't get otherwise! Thanks GM!
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Eric Leippe
        Uh this isn't a Suzuki. It's a Chevy inside and out. There's nothing Suzuki on the car.
          rc_car_nut
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          It's still a POS no matter who builds it..... LOL
        Eric Leippe
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Eric Leippe
        now if only we could get the Wagon R or something like that... Do it, Chevy!
      • 3 Years Ago
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      throwback
      • 3 Years Ago
      Forget the sound system, I love the matte red paint.
      eddiemearns
      • 3 Years Ago
      Unfortunately, Guile from Street Fighter has been sitting on the rights to that trademark for like 15 years.
      NB
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seriously? Give us a turbocharged version with a reasonable power to weight ratio instead of this annoying public noise nuisance crap. Serious waste of resources GM.
        IBx27
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NB
        There already is a turbocharged version...and in case you didn't know, it's a blast to drive especially when you hold it up next to its competition and price bracket.
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