H φετινή Sema είναι μόλις μερικές εβδομάδες μακρυά και έτσι οι αυτοκινητοβιομηχανίες και οι βελτιωτές μας παρουσιάζουν το τι θα φέρουν στην έκθεση. Σειρά έχει η Chevrolet η οποία ανακοίνωσε ότι θα πάει στην Sema 4 βελτιωμένα Sonic και 2 Cruze ενώ η  Fox Marketing θα παρουσιάσει ένα βελτιωμένο Honda Civic Si Sedan 2012 το οποίο φόρεσε νέο bodykit αλλά αποδίδει και 450 άλογα χάρη στην τοποθέτηση του Turbo των αγωνιστικών της Honda στα LMP1/LMP2 και IndyCar αυτοκίνητα της. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες για τα μοντέλα μπορείς να βρει στις φωτογραφίες και στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

[Πηγή: Chevrolet, Fox Marketing]

Δελτίο Τύπου

Fox Marketing Cars 2012 Honda Civic Si

The main focus of this build was to showcase the reliability, and performance capability from Honda’s new K24Z7 power plant. With a properly engineered turbo kit the new Civic Si can consistently provide an enthusiast with over 450 horsepower for 100,000+ reliable miles without blinking an eye. Because the K24Z7 is so strong from the factory, we added a new Full-Race intercooled turbo kit. This turbo kit features the BorgWarner EFR turbo as seen in Honda’s LMP1/LMP2 engine program, and 2012 Indycar teams. To properly and accurately tune the vehicle, Hondata FlashPro was selected to control Injector Dynamic 1000cc fuel injectors and the 255lph fuel pump, all made possible with the Chasebays Engine Harness. For additional power and durability, the stock plastic K24Z7 intake manifold was replaced with a Honda RRC intake manifold (euro Accord Type-R) sourced from ImportDPS. Since the car has these types of power numbers we need serious traction – so a 10.5 inch wide Vossen wheel with Toyo Tire will put the power to the ground. We then hand-built the widebody kit around the wheel and tire set up, and painted the civic BASF R-M Ultrasonic Blue Pearl, a new-school take on the classic Civic Si electron-blue-pearl. The interior was upgraded with Yonaka Ronin Racing Seats with factory Civic Si fabric inserts front, and rear. We hope you enjoy our vision for this new Si, and stay tuned to our Facebook and YouTube page for full dyno videos after SEMA!

Engine: Full-Race 2012+ Civic Si Turbo Kit Full-Race Turbo Manifold Full-Race Intercooler w/ 2.5″ Charge piping (Black Chrome finish) Full-Race 3″ Downpipe Full-Race 3″ Cat-Back Exhaust BorgWarner EFR Turbocharger Hondata FlashPro Injector Dynamics 1000cc Injectors Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump ChaseBays Engine Harness 06 Civic Si ECU Yonaka Silicone Hoses Yonaka Clamps Competition Clutch Stage 4 Competition Clutch Flywheel Hardware909 Billet Oil Cap Hardware909 K Series Flat Head Bolts Hardware909 Billet Oil Dip Stick Custom Steel braded AC Line Brad Penn Penn-Grade 1 “The Green Oil” – 0w-30 Valve Cover Insert painted BASF R-M Ultrasonic Blue Intake Manifold Cover painted BASF R-M Silverstone Installed by: Mugsy’s Repair – Gold Certified Honda Techs

Suspension/Braking: Front: SSBC 13 inch 4 Piston Calipers Road Magnet 1.5 inch Springs Rear: 12 inch 2 Piston Calipers Road Magnet 1.2 inch Springs

Wheels/Tires: Front: 20×10.5 Vossen CV3 Brushed Aluminum with BASF R-M Carizzma Flat Black Barrels 255/30/20 Toyo Proxes 4 Tires Yonaka Tuner Lug Nuts

Rear: 20×10.5 Vossen CV3 Brushed Aluminum with BASF R-M Carizzma Flat Black Barrels 255/35/20 Toyo Proxes 4 Tires Yonaka Tuner Lug Nuts

Exterior: BASF R-M Ultrasonic Blue Pearl BASF R-M Carizzma Flat Black BASF R-M Black CarBodyKits.com Custom Front Bumper CarBodyKits.com Custom 2.5 inch Fender Flares CarBodyKits.com Custom Side Skirts CarBodyKits.com Custom Rear Valance Custom Carbon Front Splitter Advan Carbon Hood Custom Tined Taillights with BASF R-M DC5335 Clear Custom Tinted Headlights with BASF R-M DC5335 Clear Accentz 45 percent UV Window Film

Interior: Yonaka Ronin Black Leather Seats with Factory Si fabric inserts Custom Rear Black Leather with Factory Si fabric inserts

Chevrolet Small Cars Go Big at SEMA

LAS VEGAS – Chevrolet’s small cars have a big presence at the 2011 SEMA Show, with tricked-out Sonics and Cruzes showing off the personalization possibilities for a new generation of performance enthusiasts.

Most of the show cars wear conceptual Z-Spec styling enhancements, which are being evaluated for production. Z-Spec is a line of performance, styling, and personalization accessories available at Chevy dealerships.

The Sonic went on sale this fall and the Cruze, while being in the U.S. market for only about a year, has become Chevrolet’s best-selling car and the top-selling compact car in the United States calendar year to date. Both cars offer available factory turbocharged powertrains – with the Sonic offering the only turbo engine in its class.

“The heritage of Chevrolet cars like the Corvette and Camaro is being expressed in smaller packages for the next generation,” said Chris Perry, vice president, global marketing and strategy for Chevrolet. “The Sonic and Cruze concepts demonstrate that performance comes in all shapes, sizes and displacements at Chevrolet.”

As the only factory turbocharged vehicle in its class and aggressive design, Sonic is ideal for customization and performance – and that’s exactly what the distinctive show cars demonstrate at SEMA. Here’s a quick look:

Sonic Z-Spec #1 – Designers took a turbocharged Sonic five-door and dressed it with concept Z-Spec accessories. They added Z-Spec ground effects, a spoiler, unique grille and graphics package – then finished it off with a Torch Red exterior and Z-Spec concept 18-inch wheels. Inside, the Cobalt Red cabin features custom trim, including perforated black suede seat inserts, a Z-Spec sport pedal kit, sport shift knob and a racing-style flat-bottom steering wheel. Additional upgrades include performance brakes with four-piston calipers, a new high-flow exhaust system and performance suspension parts.

Sonic Z-Spec #2 – The next Sonic concept – in Flat White with Torch Red accents – builds on concept Z-Spec accessories with a more aggressive ground effects package, unique grille, rear spoiler and graphics package. It rides on Z-Spec concept 18-inch wheels and also includes a re-trimmed interior with Z-Spec sport pedal kit, Z-Spec sport shift knob and a flat-bottom steering wheel. It also features custom racing seats with the Z-Spec logo. The factory powertrain features the 1.4L turbo engine and six-speed manual transmission. Performance upgrades include brakes with four-piston calipers, a high-flow exhaust system and suspension parts.

Sonic Z-Spec 4D Concept – The more formal look of the Sonic sedan lends itself to a touring car-style motif, which this Ashen Grey Metallic concept picks up with concept Z-Spec ground effects, rear spoiler, grille, “Chevrolet” graphics and larger Z-Spec concept 18-inch wheels. As with its five-door counterparts, this Sonic features a re-trimmed interior – in Dark Titanium with Cobalt Red accents – Z-Spec sport pedal kit, aluminum sport shift knob and a flat-bottom steering wheel (trimmed with Cobalt Red suede). The factory turbo 1.4L engine and six-speed manual transmission are complemented by performance upgrades that include four-piston caliper brakes, a high-flow exhaust system and suspension parts.

Sonic Dusk – The most subtle of the Sonic concepts is the Dusk. It features a Berlin Blue exterior, with a mild concept ground effects package, unique grille treatment and 18-inch concept wheels in dark Galvano Silver. Even the lights are tinted blue for a sophisticated statement. The Mojave leather interior has custom seat inserts, Z-Spec shift knob with satin chrome trim, Z-Spec sport pedals and accessory interior trim kit. The Sonic Dusk also features a suede-trimmed, flat-bottom steering wheel, custom audio system and brake and suspension upgrades.

Chevrolet is keeping a few super-secret Sonics under wraps until the SEMA show, each representing an even higher level of performance and personalization.

Cool Cruzes

A pair of custom Cruze sedans demonstrates what is possible with conceptual accessories and a little creativity.

Cruze Z-Spec – Wearing concept Z-Spec ground effects, 18-inch custom wheels, an accessory spoiler and a high-flow grille, the Cruze Z-Spec has the looks and feel of a taut touring car. The exterior appearance of this Cruze is enhanced with a new stripe package that will be available soon, while on the inside are special seat inserts, a racing-style pedal kit, accessory shift knob and interior trim, as well as a new steering wheel.

Cruze Dusk – Complementing the Sonic Dusk concept, the Cruze Dusk suggests a more subtle and sophisticated approach to personalization, including a mild concept ground effects package, a unique grille treatment and dark-tinted wheels. The interior has custom seat inserts, along with an accessory shift knob, sport pedals, interior trim kit, a suede-trimmed steering wheel and a custom audio system.