Chevrolet Sonic LS3 AWD by PMR Motorsports
PMR Motorsports from the Ohio, United States, presented the Chevrolet Sonic LS3 AWD, a heavily modified hot hatch that will serve as their new rally car.
This unique Chevrolet Sonic (known as the Holden Barina in Australia) has little to do with the humble B-Segment car it is based on as it is mid-engined and all-wheel-drive, reminding us the good old days of Group-B homologation specials. The LS3 6.2 litre V8 engine produces 320kw / 430hp of power and 576Nm / 425 lb ft of torque, transmitting power to all four wheels, providing more than enough grunt to compete in racing.
Visually, the Sonic looks like a proper racecar thanks to the new body kit that includes deep bumpers, widened fenders and a huge rear wing. Other modifications include a roll cage, off road wheels and a new suspension to handle the pressure.
It is not the first time that the guys at PMR Motorsports modify and race a Chevrolet Sonic, as back in 2013, they raced a similar vehicle at the American Global RallyCross series. Their latest creation debuted at the Performance Racing Industry Show a few days ago. Driver Pat Moro (founder of the company) and co-driver Ole Holter will race this crazy hot hatch at the 2019 American Rally Association series. The company will soon announce more details on their new project so stay tuned at hothatch.com.au for updates.
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