During last year’s SEMA event, Chevrolet displayed more Camaro variants than you could shake a mullet-shaped stick at. This year, it seems that the Bowtie brand will lose the mullet, and don a trendy fauxhawk with a combination of no less than six zippy Cruze and Sonic compacts. And while only a few photos have been released, Chevy was generous enough to confess the names and briefly describe each of these modded millennial machines.
Sonic Z-Spec #1
Technically, we would call this Sonic Z-Spec #4, as two previous takes were on display during the 2011 New York Auto Show and the original unveiled in Detroit. Regardless, this one will be dressed up in a spicy Torch Red hue, white 18-inch wheels and is accented by black and white stripe work. Just about everything inside the car is either red — like the bottom of the steering wheel — or black — like the suede seat inserts. Also featured are brake, suspension and exhaust upgrades.
Sonic Z-Spec #2
Z-Spec #5? Whatever, we’ll go with it. This flat white Sonic looks quite a bit more pissed-off than the Sonic mentioned above, and it has everything to do with the red halo rings around the headlamps and the sinister black wheels that contrast the rest of the body. As with the former, this one features a sportier shift-knob and pedals, a flat-bottom steering wheel, four-piston brake calipers, suspension upgrades and a sport-tuned exhaust.
Sonic Z-Spec 4D Concept
This Sonic sedan is described as having a touring car look to it, wearing Ashen Grey Metallic paint and a Z-Spec body kit, while featuring the same performance upgrades as the others.
Sonic Dusk Concept
The Sonic Dusk looks to attain a more sophisticated appearance with a Berlin Blue exterior, less obnoxious ground effects, a special grille and dark Galvano Silver 18-inch wheels. Additionally, the headlamps will feature a blue tint to them and the interior will be appointed with leather and custom seat inserts. There will be a suede-trimmed flat-bottom steering wheel present, and a special audio system (hopefully designed to amplify dubstep music) along with the shared performance upgrades of the others.
The first Cruze Z-Spec displayed at last year’s SEMA show colored us impressed, and hopefully designers have built off the positive response of the old one with a new one that will be on display this year, and will don body graphics available from the factory.
Cruze Dusk Concept
Like the Sonic Dusk, the Cruze Dusk will take a more intimate approach in the looks department, taking the same paint, wheel and lighting theme and applying it to the body of the Cruze.
The press release also stated that there are still a few more Sonic concepts that won’t be revealed until the show, and will display higher levels of performance and personalization. Sounds delicious. Additionally, we are still expecting at least one special Camaro at this year’s show.