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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