Hello guys, another week has passed and we are dying to get a good week-end sleep. At least this is how I feel with these stressful days that I have been having. But, there is no time to lose when it comes to new and interesting news. The 2012 SEMA Auto Show is right around the corner and I told you I will be back with some new and exciting info about the best Korean cars that will make their debut here.
And you know I never lie. So, since last week we had to take care of models like Ark Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec Track Edition, ARK Veloster “Alpine” or Veloster Velocity Concept, this week we will see what Kia Forte Koup, Kia Soul and Hyundai Elantra GT have to say for themselves.
Before I start, all I want to point out is that Kia has absolutely done itself this year. The models presented at the show are beyond fantastic and feature some serious superpowers. But I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Here we go!
Kia Forte Koup comes as a follow-up to the “Kia Optima Batman-ed” and its presence has been confirmed at the 2012 SEMA Auto Show. The first thing that catches the eye is the striking yellow lightning bolt that stands on the hood in a majestic way. Inspired by the Justice League cars, this Kia is in collaboration with DC Comics that created a famous group of cars (“We Can Be Heroes”) to raise awareness about hunger in the Horn of Africa. This one will be accompanied by other three Kias: Aquaman, Cyborg, and Green Lantern.
Next comes Kia Soul that completes the group of the fighters against poverty and sufferance. A bit taken from a comic book, this Kia has chosen green to be its hypnotizing color. For now, we don’t know much about its features but what we can tell from the pictures is that this Kia brings a custom front bumper, blacked out head lights and surprisingly, or not, Green Lantern logos on the wheels and fog lights. Together with the rest of the gals, they will make quite the impression.
And last but not least is the Hyundai Elantra GT. This was tuned by the great Bisimoto Engineering and enriched up to 600 hp and a complete custom turbo kit. The additions are pretty impressive and many consider this a very good opportunity. Among all, the Bisimoto executive who declared “when the Elantra GT was introduced by Hyundai, we knew it would be a perfect platform for us to showcase our tuning prowess. With our experience in forced induction and small-displacement engines, we focused on raw horsepower with this SEMA concept. We think the final product is a great example of just what can be achieved with turbocharging and engine tuning in the present day.”
And this is true if you come to consider the fact that this Elantra now has a progress suspension with a set of coilovers , amazing sway bar and 18×8.5-inch Buddy Club P1 Racing SF Challenge wheels. And the wonders don’t stop here. Extreme Dimensions also pitched in with some changes for additional hood and aero upgrades.
I bet the visitors of the 2012 SEMA Auto Show will have quite a good time at this show and will see some wonderful concepts. Way to go! I will keep you posted! Have a great weekend!