To celebrate the legendary video game character, Sonic the Hedgehog, and to commemorate the game’s 25th year, Sega collaborated with Honda to create a one-of-a-kind Civic.
The custom Sonic Civic, based on a turbocharged 2016 Civic Touring Sedan, made its debut during Comic-Con at Sega’s sold-out Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary event at the House of Blues in San Diego.
The Sonic Civic embodies the spirit of the classic video game Sonic the Hedgehog, whose main character Sonic, along with Sonic’s world, is featured on and throughout the modified vehicle. Fox Marketing Cars led the design work. The Sonic Civic customisation includes:
• Custom wheels and tyres representing Sonic’s infamous red shoes and gold rings featured in the game.
• Custom exterior including a one-of-a-kind vinyl Sonic the Hedgehog design and bespoke paint scheme, a Sonic Black Grill and a BASF R-M Candy Sonic Blue painted exterior with custom Sonic Yellow throughout, right down to a Sonic Yellow Honda logo.
• Custom interior features Sonic the Hedgehog front and rear seats with Katzkin Blue Leather and custom “Sonic the Hedgehog” 25th Anniversary embroidered logos.
• Custom trunk design with Rockford Fosgate audio-visual system featuring two 500-watt T1S2 10-inch subwoofers, two 500-watt TM400 400-watt amplifiers and a floor-mounted flip-up/down 32-inch television for video game fans to play classic Sonic the Hedgehog games.
“What better way to showcase the incredibly sporty performance capability of the 10th generation Civic than by pairing it with gaming industry’s ultimate athlete, Sonic the Hedgehog,” said James Jenkins, public relations manager for Honda. “As the fan-favourite game character celebrates his 25th anniversary on the scene, we hope that all Sonic fans, those who remember playing years ago and those who continue playing today, rejoice in his all-new ride, as much as we enjoyed creating it.”
Honda collaborated on sneakers, too.