Mean Green: Chevrolet Shows 2011 Volt Z-Spec Concept at SEMA


Corvettes and Camaros may draw plenty of attention at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association show, but GM hasn’t forgotten about its small cars. In fact, Chevrolet’s showing off a set of its new small cars with conceptual accessory parts, but none is quite as interesting as the 2011 Volt Z-Spec shown here.

Granted, GM hasn’t done much to its semi-electric vunderkind, but the Z-Spec concept does show a few mild cosmetic touches go a long way towards dressing up the Volt’s exterior. Grille inserts are painted black, while the front lip spoiler and side skirts are now painted to match the body’s hue. In back, both the tail lamps and wild rear bumper fascia were lifted directly from the Volt’s European sibling, the Opel (or Vauxhall) Ampera. Additionally, the Z-Spec Volt appears to be lowered, riding upon some stylish two-tone, six-spoke wheels. Interior revisions are limited to a flat-bottom steering wheel, leather-wrapped Recaro race seats, and aluminum pedals.

Arguably, the Volt Z-Spec is the most subtle and attractive of the three Z-Spec concepts, but don’t begin counting your chickens before they can hatch. Although a number of the parts used on this gussied-up Volt are already in production, GM insists the car — along with the wild Cruze Z-Spec and Spark Z-Spec show cars — is merely a concept at this stage.

What say you — should GM work towards offering these visual tweaks from the factory or as dealer-installed accessories? Let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section below.

Source: GM

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