The Wolfrace Sonic


The Wolfrace Sonic

The creator of Wolfrace’s promotional vehicle was Nick Butler, who was an aerospace engineer for Hawker Siddley, who built a series of one-offs in the Hot Rodding 1970s – and who went on to create the Cirrus – which almost made production. After ten years of development which culminated in a number of magazine roadtests in the early 1990s.

The Sonic was originally conceived by Wolfrace as a showcase for those distinctive ‘pepperpot’ alloys, which were featured on Ford XR2s and Capri 2.8i cars in the late eighties.

It featured two 3.5 litre Rover V8s as well as, erm, six wheels, to shine a light on the company’s core product.

Various rumours and disinformation emanating from the webs has the Sonic sitting in a garage somewhere, awaiting a buyer or restoration. What this space and Pistonheads for more scurrulous stuff…