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Rob Dyrdek Kick Flips Chevrolet Sonic

Rob Dyrdek and the all-new Chevy Sonic got together and decided to do a trick that is usually associated with skateboarding. The kick flip – a 360-degree rotation in mid-air was performed in front of spectators for the season premiere of MTV's Fantasy Factory which Drydek hosts.

“A kick flip with a Chevy Sonic was a no-brainer,” said Dyrdek.  “I am a Chevy guy from my ’69 Camaro to the Tahoe I drive every day. The Sonic’s power and sportiness made it the perfect vehicle for this awesome stunt.”

The stunt was performed using the world's largest skateboard, check the video above to see the stunt in action.

Published Dec 19, 2011 9:31 am By Clinton Deacon
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MTV-reality and action sports-star Rob Dyrdek successfully performed a kick flip in the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic on Saturday.

A kick flip - a 360-degree rotation in mid-air - is a common stunt on a skateboard. Not so much in a vehicle. But Dyrdek, host of MTV's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness, and the Chevy Sonic are up for trying ‘firsts.'

"A kick flip with a Chevy Sonic was a no-brainer," said Dyrdek. "I am a Chevy guy from my '69 Camaro to the Tahoe I drive every day. The Sonic's power and sportiness made it the perfect vehicle for this awesome stunt."

Dyrdek performed the stunt before spectators at Six Flags Magic Mountain, while MTV filmed the feat for the Season 5 premiere of Fantasy Factory. Dyrdek executed the kick flip over the world's-largest skateboard that he created for a previous stunt.

"With his outrageous personality and his willingness to try any adventure once, Rob Dyrdek was the perfect match for the Sonic and our ‘Let's Do This' campaign," said Kevin Mayer, director of Chevrolet advertising and sales promotion.

The Sonic brought safety chops to the stunt with a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 10 standard air bags and high-strength steel as part of its body structure.

"I was confident that it would keep Rob safe even during a high-speed action stunt," said Mayer.

To learn more about the all-new Sonic, visit the Chevy Sonic Facebook page, follow on Twitter at @ChevyLife or check out letsdothis.com.

 

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Comments (5)

 JamiesonScottBreig JamiesonScottBreig
I liked this stunt better when I saw it the first Time. In James Bond Live and Let Die!
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December 19, 2011 7:37 pm
 tumbo tumbo
Cool stunt. But seriously, WHO buys such a horrible looking car??? Its freaking UGLY! Should be a good couple with the new 1 series haha
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December 19, 2011 1:44 pm
 ebarsy ebarsy
That skateboard has been around for a while, not made just for this event... sorry
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December 19, 2011 10:43 am
 PAA PAA
I believe I got too old for this since I get nervous just watching.
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December 19, 2011 10:33 am