The humble Chevy Sonic has to be one of the top picks for nomination for "most ridiculous rally-car conversion ever."
PMR Motorsports recently debuted its Chevrolet Sonic LS3 AWD build at the Indianapolis Performance Racing Industry Trade show, but didn't release much in the way of details, so there are some questions.
First and foremost: how the hell did they get all that engine – a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 making 430 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque ̵
For reference, the base level Chevrolet Sonic comes with a 1.4-liter inline four that produces 138 HP and 125 lb-ft or torque. This creation is obviously not going to move or sound like that.
It looks different, too, and thankfully there are some photos. The PMR Motorsports team brought it up to rally spec with harness racing seats, roll cage and fire suppression system, adding a wide-body kit and prominent rear wing for good measure.
Team leader and rallycross driver Pat Moro will pilot the Sonic LS3 at several American Rally Association races in 2019.