RIDES Hyundai Sonata 2.0T

RIDES Hyundai Sonata 2.0T

Hyundai has looked to RIDES and 0-60 magazines, and in turn found some inspiration from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche, to put together a special custom version of its upcoming 2011 Sonata Turbo.

The exterior mods on the car are described as "modest and tasteful," with influences from the Brabus Mercedes-Benz CLS Rocket, and an effort to broaden the Sonata's vehicle lines. The rendering shows flashy concave momobloc alloy wheels, a prominent rear lip spoiler, more aggressive rear fascia, lower-body cladding, and pearlescent paint. According to the release there's "a slew of carbon fiber components," for the roof, grille, interior trim, side mirrors, and side air diffuser. LED fog lamps have also been worked into the bumper. There's also a quad-tip exhaust and intake enhancements.

On the inside, they've found inspiration from the Ferrari F430, with stitched leather and cabon fiber accents, but the rendering doesn't give any of the other details away.

The 274-horsepower, 2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo, which will arrive late this year, is capable of getting to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds. Yet its EPA fuel economy ratings, of 22 mpg city, 34 highway, trump those of any comparable V-6 sedans.

[Hyundai Motor America]