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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Hyundai to showcase a raft of special models at the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Hyundai Motor America will show five new concepts at the 2016 SEMA show news conference, including a special skunkworks race concept on November 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Special details about the skunkworks race project will be shared at the news conference.

Details about the other four Hyundai concepts follow:


HYUNDAI JOINS FORCES WITH BISIMOTO TO DEVELOP “SANTA-FAST” 1,075 HORSEPOWER REAR-DRIVE SANTA FE SUV FOR 2016 SEMA SHOW

Hyundai and Bisimoto have again partnered for the SEMA show, this time developing a 1,040 horsepower, rear-drive “Santa-Fast” SUV. Bisimoto is well-renowned for awe-inspiring street, show and race vehicles. With no fear of the unknown, Bisimoto is always on the cutting edge of automotive technology, and the Bisimoto “Santa Fast” Santa Fe is no exception, pumping out the power from a flex-fuel turbocharged, Hyundai-based 3.8L Lambda V6 powerplant making reliable power, positioned longitudinally and driving the rear wheels.


“Bisimoto takes pleasure in making any vehicle fun to drive, even a larger SUV,” said 'Bisi Ezerioha, owner of Bisimoto. “Our Santa-Fast SUV is a proof-of-concept vehicle with driving capabilities that our customers can count on every day they turn the key.” The Bisimoto team worked exhaustingly on the custom rear-drive and six-speed manual transmission conversions to achieve an OEM-like appearance and function. Full boost for the powertrain is 39 psi, and a boost-per-gear protocol is used to allow for optimal traction.

Other key modifications to the “Santa-Fast” include:


ENGINE

  • Bisimoto-built Hyundai 3.8L engine, in climate-controlled engine-building clean room
  • Bisimoto custom twin-turbo kit and intercooler
  • AEM Electronics
  • Infinity 708 ECU
  • Boost-control solenoid
  • Fuel pressure regulator and flex-fuel sender
  • Arias 9.0:1 custom forged pistons, Bisimoto specification
  • Bisimoto-Web level 2.4 camshafts
  • PurOl “Elite Series” Synthetic Motor Oil, 5w30
  • PurOl Manual Transmission Fluid
  • GuldstandPro mil-spec wiring harness
  • Driftmotion Aluminum tubing
  • ARP Head studs, wheel studs, and bolts
  • Bisimoto custom exhaust system with dual-pulse chambers
  • Five-O racing 2200cc Injectors
  • Supertech valvetrain
  • Kinsler fuel filters
  • Golden Eagle sleeves
  • NGK Iridium spark plugs
  • Odyssey PC 950 battery
  • Brian Crower steel rods
  • Racepak IQ3 street dash
  • Twin Turbonetics TNX 30/56 Turbos
  • Dual RG45 wastegates
  • Godzilla blow-off valve
  • Spearco intercooler core
  • Vibrant Vanjen clamps and stainless steel hardware
  • WPC engine treatment and coatings
  • Goodridge Motorsport braided lines and plumbing
  • Performance tube bending mandrel hardware
  • Griffen dual-core radiator
  • TurboHot exhaust coatings
DRIVETRAIN
  • Custom Rothfab rear sub-frame conversion
  • Hyundai Equus rear differential
  • 6-speed manual conversion, with Genesis R-Spec gearbox
  • Custom console-mounted shifter
  • Spec stage-5 clutch and aluminum flywheel
  • Custom Bisimoto axles and half shaft
  • KW coil-over suspension
CHASSIS
  • Fifteen52, 19-inch Tarmac R40 Wheels
  • Toyo tires: R888 265/35R19
  • Buddy Club 4-piston brakes, with Bisimoto brackets
EXTERIOR
  • Denmatic design scheme
  • Gatorwraps auto wrap
  • Hyundai Genuine Accessories mudguards
  • Custom modified grill
INTERIOR
  • Momo Daytona EVO seats
  • Bisimoto reservoir socks
  • 4-point chromo roll cage
  • Crow restraint harnesses

HYUNDAI TEAMS WITH ROCKSTAR PERFORMANCE GARAGE TO CREATE NITROUS-BASED ROCKSTAR SANTA FE CONCEPT OFF-ROADER FOR 2016 SEMA SHOW


Hyundai Motor America and Rockstar Performance Garage have partnered to develop a nitrous-powered Santa Fe CUV capable of serious off-roading while conveying the iconic Rockstar design attitude. Rockstar is world-renowned for the boundless energy it brings to any product concept or event, and the Rockstar Santa Fe Concept follows that reputation, with a nitrous-powered, Hyundai-based 3.3L Lambda V6 engine driving all four wheels through any terrain via a raised Santa Fe off-roading setup.


“Rockstar conveys its endless brand energy in everything we do,” said Nick Ashby, lead developer of the Rockstar concept vehicle. “Our Rockstar Santa Fe Concept is simultaneously all-show and all-go, a non-compromising concept with tremendous capabilities and a confident demeanor to match.

Key modifications to the Rockstar Santa Fe Concept include:
  • Hyundai-based 3.3L V6 engine
  • AEM cold air intake
  • Mishimoto cooling system
  • Nitrous-oxide injection system
  • R1 6-piston front, 4-piston rear, big brake system
  • 2.0 KING coil-overs front
  • 2.5 KING shocks with finned reservoir rear
  • Custom suspension setup with new tie-rods and control arms
  • Nology high-performance wires
  • Odyssey batteries
  • Nitro Gear gears
  • KICKER® audio system
  • Magnaflow custom exhaust
  • 17-inch off-road KMC XD 301 Turbine bead-lock wheels
  • Mickey Thompson Baja Claw 35-inch off-road tires
  • Wheel clearance expansion setup
  • WARN® winch
  • Rock sliders and bumpers
  • Custom roof rack, headlamps and taillamps
  • Bulldog LED lighting
  • Roadwire custom leather interior design 


HYUNDAI AND GURNADE INC. LINK UP TO CREATE RACE-READY VELOSTER CONCEPT FOR 2016 SEMA SHOW

Hyundai Motor America and Gurnade Inc. combined talents to develop the race-ready Gurnade Veloster Concept for the 2016 SEMA show. The Gurnade Veloster Concept takes the fundamentally-aggressive stance of the Veloster and magnifies it further with integrated flares, front splitter, racing canards, three-piece lightweight forged wheels and a custom rear spoiler.


“Gurnade has always been drawn to the uniquely aggressive lines of the production Veloster,” said Joshua Cloud, owner of Gurnade, Inc. “So when Hyundai approached us with the opportunity to develop one of their vehicles for SEMA, we didn’t hesitate to create the Gurnade Veloster Concept. It leverages all the strengths of the Veloster and takes it where we always envisioned it could go.”
Key modifications to the Gurnade Veloster Concept include:


ENGINE

  • 845 Motorsports intercooler, downpipe and cold-air intake
  • 845 Motorsports ECU tune
  • Synapse blow-off valve
  • ARK Performance cat-back exhaust
CHASSIS
  • NEO Motorsports coil-overs and 6-piston big brake kit
  • Pierce Motorsports strut bar, rear torsion bar, and tie brace
  • Rotiform 19-inch OZT three-piece forged wheels
  • Toyo competition-spec tires
EXTERIOR
  • PPG Refinish Magic Magenta paint
  • Lightner Motorsports custom fender flares and grille
  • EPR carbon-fiber front spoiler, side sills, and rear garnish
  • Seibon carbon-fiber hood and hatch
  • ARK Performance carbon-fiber spoiler
  • Tippett Auto Design vented bumper cover
  • Cappelletti Design custom headlamps and foglamps
  • Front crash bar
  • InShane Design paint protection
INTERIOR
  • Cobra Nogaro racing seats
  • Takata racing harnesses
  • Pierce Motorsports roll cage
  • Glowshift gauges and LEDGlow lighting
  • SoCal Garage Works carbon-fiber steering wheel
  • Phoenix Gold subwoofer and amplifier with Stinger audio system wiring
  • Creative Car-Tunes audio system

HYUNDAI AND ARK PERFORMANCE COMBINE TALENTS TO DEVELOP ROAD RACER ELANTRA CONCEPT FOR 2016 SEMA SHOW


Hyundai Motor America and ARK Performance have partnered again for the SEMA show, creating the ARK Road Racer Elantra Concept. This ARK Elantra Concept takes the practical yet sporty lines of the Elantra sedan and infuses it with an alternate persona, with integrated flares, bulging forged racing wheels and custom new front and rear fascia designs for an aggressive yet fully-integrated appearance.


“ARK Performance knows the Hyundai brand almost as well as our own,” said Kevin Bentley, developer of the ARK Elantra Concept. “We strive to leverage the superb product development of Hyundai engineers, building upon their expertise while offering something really special to enthusiasts. The ARK Road Racer Elantra Concept offers the specific model enhancements that our customers have come to expect from ARK.”

Key modifications to the ARK Road Racer Elantra Concept include:


Powertrain

  • Custom ARK turbo kit using Xcargot XT26 turbocharger
  • ARK downpipe and GRiP exhaust system
  • Turbosmart blow-off valve and wastegate
Suspension
  • ARK DT-P coil-over system and ARK front strut tower bar
  • ARK front and rear performance anti-roll bars
  • ARK front big brake kit
  • Nitto Tire NT05 summer tires
Exterior
  • ARK Solus wide body kit and ARK lightweight forged wheels
  • Fiere Customs full vinyl wrap
  • APR Performance front splitter
Interior
  • Custom diamond-stitched interior
  • Custom sport steering wheel by ARK