Tuned Hyundai Elantra Sport Look Peachy Ahead Of Journey To SEMA
24 October 2017 - motor1
It packs upgrades like methanol injection, a dropped suspension, and revised aero.
Hyundai regularly makes a big display at the annual SEMA Show for exhibiting aftermarket automotive products, and this year is no different. Among the tuned vehicles coming there from the South Korean brand is a highly customized Elantra Sport from Blood Type Racing. The idea behind this vehicle to create a high performance machine that someone could still drive daily.
"Building upon the well-developed Elantra Sport platform, powertrain and design fundamentals, we've given enthusiasts a new vision of where this affordable sport compact wants to go," Sam Lee, product manager at Blood Type Racing said in Hyundai's announcement for the vehicle.
Blood Type Racing overhauls the Elantra Sport. Under the hood, the engine receives a methanol injection system for the stock 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A cold-air intake and new exhaust make the most of the system. Plus, Blood Type Racing's custom engine tuning makes sure everything works together. For improved handling, the sedan now rides on an HSD coilover suspension, and there are new sway bars, a strut tower brace, and a chassis brace. Bigger brakes haul down the four-door from high speeds.
To match the upgraded performance, Blood Type Racing fits a mighty aggressive body kit from Aerotek, including a ground-scraping front splitter, side sills, and revised rear bumper. A massive wing rises from the trunk. To complete the meaner appearance, the tuner covers the body in Arancio Borealis orange paint and fits a set of 19-inch wheels with Toyo T1 Sport tires. Plus, Diode Dyanmics headlights provide improved vision at night.
Hyundai only releases this render of the car so far, but Blood Type Racing reports there are some upgrades to the cabin, too. The firm reupholsters the cabin and adds a set of diamond-stitched floor mats. Drivers now grip a carbon-fiber steering wheel, too.
In addition to this Elantra Sport, Hyundai will have a Rockstar-sponsored Santa Fe Sport at SEMA. The off-road-focused crossover will feature a lift kit, digital camo wrap for the body, and big light bar.