Fatlace x Sema Build 3: Chevy Sonic

Three projects to look out for at this years Sema come from 3 bloggers on our site, John Pangilinan, Ernie Manansala and Mark Arcenal. Some of you have heard of their names or have seen work they’ve previously concepted, so while cruising the isles of Sema this year keep your eyes open for these four fantastic builds. Here’s part 3 of 3 of Fatlace x Sema 2011.

This particular car is one that pretty much nobody has heard of. It’s a new car on the market called the Chevy Sonic by GM. I was one of the lucky 5 who received an early prototype to build the car based on a few different categories. The style I chose was of course, Hellaflush, since we coined the term.

After seeing photos of the car on the net, I could tell right away Chevy was onto something. It’s a compact car but super sporty. The great thing about this car is that it’s TURBO! That means lots of upgrades for the young tuners of the world. I hope to build something that represents the brand as well as our style in the next few weeks leading up to Sema 2011 on November 1st. If you are coming, check the Sonic at the Chevy booth. It’ll be awesome.

Project Fatlace x Chevy Sonic
Interpreted by Mark Arcenal
Project Manager: Robert Daehn

Not knowing what to expect by just seeing photos, the car itself isnt so small. It’s very GTI sized.

Definitely could use a little love in the suspension and mod department.

Elissa Alva’s gonna pose with the car for a few snaps and show us around the car.

Yup, everything’s in the engine bay! Thats a turbo alright.

Nice interior.

Next step, paint at TNT in Sacramento and suspension.

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Mark Arcenal

Mark Arcenal

Founded Fatlace in 1999. Lived the Agency life for over a decade and then moved to client side launching the biggest brand Nike has to date, NSW as the Global Digital Lead. Today, he's the Creative Director for Fatlace and clothing line, Illest, overseeing 3 retail stores, and a design studio in California and Hawaii.


  1. 27/09/2011 at 9:13 pm

    Man FATLACE does it moving cant wait to see how this turns out.

  2. 27/09/2011 at 10:45 pm

    This looks pretty cool. Kinda has a mitsu look to it.

  3. 28/09/2011 at 2:09 pm


  4. Animator480
    29/09/2011 at 11:13 am

    This should be good, I’ll be sure to stay on this one.

  5. retrospec
    29/09/2011 at 12:43 pm

    i just wanna punch her boobs and see if i can make them burst. that’d be awesome!!!

  6. brobro
    30/09/2011 at 4:19 pm

    punch them??? i want to put them in my mouth

  7. Racer X
    01/10/2011 at 4:25 pm

    what car? all i see is a beautiful woman.

  8. Reece
    02/10/2011 at 7:09 pm

    This will be SICK when it’s done. I’ll definitely be following this.

  9. 11/10/2011 at 9:37 am

    Nice, to bad the european version of the car does’nt have a turbocharged engine.