Updates on the 2012 SEMA Auto Show!

Hello! Again this fascinating week is coming to an end (I know it’s just Thursday but I want to see the glass full). As promised, today we come with the hottest news that rocked the 2012 SEMA Auto Show.

Let’s see what are specialties that will make our day!

Hyundai Elantra GT– as you can read in a previous post, this Hyundai collaborated with Bisimoto for a super boost. Did it turn out to be a good choice? Well, some say that the results are not as impressive as they were expected, but the 1.8-liter engine managed to be upgraded to a 320-lph fuel pump. Next to this, this brave car is controlled by an AEM Series 2 EMS, a JNF roll cage, 18-inch wheels, while on the interior we have new racing seats and harnesses. Pretty interesting!


If Hyundai did not manage to impress me with the Elantra, he did a better job with the Velocity Veloster and the RE:MIX Veloster. The first one is beautifully built as a track beast that includes lovely features.  These are the full roll cage and Sparco racing seats, a Bilstein suspension system, Brembo big brake upgrade, 275 series Kumho tires and 9-inch HRE wheels. Not to mention that the guys at Cosworth that handled this project brought it 400-hp for the 1.6 liter engine. Not bad at all!

As for the second Hyundai, the surprises have also kicked in. The RE:MIX edition impressed the audience with its great body kit that involved projector headlights with LED accents, LED taillights and foglights, and of course, 18-inch Dark Alloy Wheels. Inside things are even prettier featuring a leather steering wheel, a shift knob, push-button ignition and a 450 watt audio system with a fabulous 8-inch subwoofer. Let the music roll! The best news is that we already know the price. For the manual transmission is $19,900, while for the automatic is $21,150.

And last, but definitely not least on the list is the Kia group that fights with the evil to make the world a better place. For the project “We Can Be Heroes” Kia choose five of its best models to bring to life five of the best superheroes.


Therefore, Forte Koup was designed to be like Flash: fast, painted in yellow and orange,  with 20-inch wheels, 2 big subwoofers and the Flash logo on the hood.

Next on the line is Rio or Aquaman Rio that features a green and gold paint job, Aquaman’s metallic belt,  green leather, suede and a comic strip on the rear window. Rio is followed by Soul that receives the role of the Green Lantern that as you probably figured out received a green and black paint job. In addition to this, it also brought in some green mirror-chrome tint on the windows and a lower figure combined with more aggressive look.

And to end the magical circle, Forte five door plays the Cyborg role and adds to its beauty a large hood scoop, a lower body kit and a silver paint job. I almost forgot about the fifth element that was already revealed as a teaser in New York : the Batman force themed by Optima.

That’s it folks. Not a lot of last minute news but definitely interesting and pretty fascinating. These cars deserve to be appreciated by fine experts like you. Enjoy!

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Hot News From The 2012 SEMA Auto Show!

We haven’t even erased the Paris grin of our faces that we are already in for another treat: the 2012 SEMA Show! For those of you who are not very familiarized with the insights of this show, here you have some general notions about this lovely event.

This year’s SEMA will take place on October 30th  – November 2nd  at the Las Vegas Convention Center. What better place to have fun with unique concepts if not in Las Vegas, right? Here, some of the greatest minds of “carring” will meet and spend a few fabulous days together, time during which those present here will have the chance to learn many useful things. For example, the attendees will enjoy educational seminars, cool product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and many other interesting things. This is to die for!

Unfortunately, the SEMA is a trade-only event and not open to the general public unless they want to leave there with a new best friend. So you will have to check info about it online, instead of actually living the dream. But don’t get discouraged, because this is fantastic too.

Last year, over 60, 000 local and international buyers were present at the show and they had the chance to see a lot of fabulous stuff. ATVs, Korean cars, luxury, muscle, offroad, sports cars, compact, trucks or exotic cars and parts, tools or components.   And speaking about Korean, which I am sure you have been all wanting to see at this show, rumor has it that we will be seeing a couple of good models.

Hyundai is the leader of course with 3 new concepts. At least, this is what we know so far. Ark Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec Track Edition, ARK Veloster “Alpine” and Veloster Velocity Concept.

The former two ones are in partnership with the fabulous ARK Performance. For the first one, these guys decided to upgrade the Genesis Coupe 3.8-liter, direct-injected engine to a fantastic 395 horsepower at 6800 rpm and  340 lb.-ft. at 5400 rpm (axle-flexing). And as you’ve probably already noticed, the exterior is pretty unique in design. They added sporty flared over-fenders, an aggressive front splitter, a carbon-fiber hood with heat-extractor vents, ARK carbon plate clutch kit and dual mass flywheel, Yokohama ADVAN RS2 wheels and Nitto NT05 tires. Stunning!

For the second concept signed by ARK,  a Veloster was used and the boom is in the interior. The theme called Alacantra is destined to the snow lovers and is decorated with leather and WeatherTek breathable fabric, includes bigger brakes, a coilover system, and a practical air motion cup suspension kit.


And last but not least, the Velocity concept is tuned by the guys at Cosworth and among some of its features also adds performance pistons, a great turbocharger, an intercooler, intake manifold and charging design. The engine leads 400 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, while the Kumho Ecsta SPT 275/35R19 high performance summer tires are simply amazing.


This is pretty much all for today folks. But don’t worry, because next week I will come back with fresh and exciting news about the SEMA 2012 Show, Korean cars and many other interesting topics. Stay tuned and enjoy a fabulous weekend!!


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Hyundai Veloster Turbo Matte Gray

Past in order to the actual Veloster Turbo, matte paint jobs had been only accessible on cars such as the Lamborghini Gallardo, Audi R8 and also some specialized edition BMWs. At present, though, anyone ll have the means to incorporate it to the $21,950 base cost of the particular Veloster Turbo. And even, despite it’s uniqueness, the actual add-on is actually priced at a reasonable $1,000.

Hyundai Veloster

The actual limitation found on the Veloster Turbo’s matte paint scheme is the actual happen for the added work necessary to make use of it. Really it commands more space and additionally time in the painting booth at the plant in Ulsan, Korea, reducing the factory’s capability to painting different cars. With supply actually constrained Krafcik is actually rapid with explain that the amount of matte painted Velosters isn’t enough in order to lessen total ability, but that it does further tax the particular program. Continue reading Hyundai Veloster Turbo Matte Gray

I Have Hyundai on My Mind!

Now is Hyundai’s turn to go wild.

June was a good month not only for Kia, but for Hyundai too, since on the 23rd of June,  during the 2012 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France, Hyundai Veloster took home a prize for the RE:GENERATION Music Project.

Having to choose from over 800 participants and only 7 finalists, the 16 judges, decided that the project (created by Greenlight Media & Marketing, The Recording Academy® and Hyundai’s agency of record, Innocean Worldwide Americas) was the best example of music integration in the Branded Content and Entertainment Category.

Five of the top DJs (Skrillex, Mark Ronson, DJ Premier, The Crystal Method and Pretty Lights), one brilliant director (Amir Bar-Lev) and a result that will blow your mind.

And as Dominic Sandifer, president, Greenlight Media & Marketing said, “Only an innovative brand like Hyundai could unite these partners and artists in a truly authentic way and we’re proud to work with them.”

Check out the trailer here !

Source:  www.hyundainews.com

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