Hyundai America is gearing up for the 2016 SEMA automotive trade exhibition, with some heavily modified show cars.
The SEMA show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) has a heavy focus on the world of custom cars and takes place in Las Vegas. Hyundai will reveal a nitrous-based Rockstar Santa Fe Concept, a race-ready Gurnade Veloster Concept and the “Santa-Fast” SUV with 1000+ PS.
To develop these cars, Hyundai joined forces with Rockstar Performance Garage, Gurnade Inc., ARK Performance and Bisimoto.
The nitrous-powered Santa Fe capable of serious off-roading was developed with Rockstar - renowned for its energy drink - and the concept follows that reputation with a nitrous-powered, Hyundai-based 3.3-litre Lambda V6 engine driving all four wheels through any terrain via a raised Santa Fe off-roading setup.
The race-ready Gurnade Veloster Concept takes the aggressive stance of the Veloster and magnifies it further with integrated flares, front splitter, racing canards, (small wings attached to the front spoiler), 3-piece lightweight forged wheels and a custom rear spoiler.
Another established partner of Hyundai America is Bisimoto. This time they joined forces in developing a 1040 PS, rear-wheel drive “Santa-Fast”. Bisimoto is renowned for its street, show and race vehicles, and the Bisimoto “Santa Fast” Santa Fe is no exception, pumping out the power from a flex-fuel turbocharged, Hyundai-based 3.8-litre Lambda V6 powerplant for 'reliable power, positioned longitudinally', driving the rear wheels.
The SEMA Show takes place November 1-4, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.