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Honda pays tribute to Sonic on his 25th Anniversary

Aswan July 25, 2016 11:40

For those who grew up in the early 90s, Sonic was a huge thing. This was before the days of first person shooters, massively multiplayer online games, and real time strategy- Sonic was simple and pure, and from the character spawned numerous games and shows and movies.

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the little speed demon, and to commemorate this Honda of America has done up a Civic in tribute. A large Sonic vinyl runs along the side, blending seamlessly with the bodywork and paintwork. There has also been significant lowering and a custom exhaust in place of the standard setup.

No doubt to draw links between the sportiness and speed of the 10th generation turbocharged Civics, this one-off model has numerous aesthetic changes both on the inside and out. The base colour is blue- similar to the skin colour of Sonic himself. Up front there are gold coloured wheels to represent the rings that Sonic collects, while a red-and-white rim at the back are meant to emulate his running shoes.

On the inside, the seats have been completely redone in Katzkin Blue Leather, with embroidered “Sonic the Hedgehog” 25th Anniversary logos on the headrests. The trunk also sports an improved Rockford Fosgate audio-visual system, kitted out with subwoofers, amplifiers, and a 32-inch television set to play classic Sonic the Hedgehog games. Not only is it a nice touch for the fans, it also shows off the Civic’s immense boot space.

For the designers involved in the project, there was plenty of sentimental value placed in putting the car together- after all, most of them had grown up with the blue hedgehog during the earliest days of console gaming. The Civic will be on display at SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary event in San Diego. 

About Aswan

Places more value in how fun a car is to drive than outright performance or luxury. He laments the direction that automotive development is headed in, but grudgingly accepts the logic behind it. Can be commonly found trying to fix yet another problem on his rusty project car.


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