2010 SEMA Preview: RIDES Magazine does the 2010 Hyundai Sonata Turbo

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 1, 2010

Hyundai announced that it has teamed up with RIDES magazine in order to develop a customized version of the 2011 Sonata Turbo. Set to make its debut tomorrow, at the 2010 SEMA Show, the new car is one of the first turbos off the assembly line of its Alabama plant.

According to RIDES Magazine, the car has been inspired by the Mercedes-Benz CLS, and features an assortment of custom fabrication from RIDES' team of expert builders.

As you can see from the photos, the new body kit looks impressive and consists of new front and rear bumpers, new side sills, a rear spoiler and a roof spoiler, which all work together to accentuate the factory body lines of the Sonata.

Other exterior elements include a new matte pearl paint job from BASF, 20-inch Rennen Modular M9 concave wheels powder coated matte black wrapped in Falken FK452 tires, smoked taillights and painted headlights.

In addition, we find a matte black debadged front grille, Audi LED fog lights integrated into the new front bumper and 3M vinyl carbon wrap on the roof.

The exterior design is completed by a custom quad tip exhaust was installed out back, while an S-Max front mount intercooler replaces the factory unit up front.

Inside, RIDES eupholstered the entire interior in a combination of black leather and suede with red stitching, along with integrating carbon fiber trim throughout. As expected, in the trunk we find two impressive JBL 12-inch subwoofers paired with two JBL amplifiers.

Press Release

RIDES Magazine 2010 Hyundai Sonata Turbo

To build excitement around the recently launched 2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo, Hyundai Motor America teamed up with RIDES magazine to trick out one of the first turbos off the assembly line of its Alabama plant. Inspired by the Mercedes CLS, the modified Sonata 2.0T features an assortment of custom fabrication from RIDES’ team of expert builders.

The vehicles exterior modifications are clever and tasteful, starting with a one-off, fully custom RIDES-designed bodykit that’s comprised of new front and rear bumpers, side skirts, rear spoiler and roof spoiler, which all work together to accentuate the factory body lines of the Sonata. Other key exterior elements include a matte pearl paint job from BASF, 20-inch Rennen Modular M9 concave wheels powder coated matte black wrapped in Falken FK452 tires, smoked taillights and painted headlights, a matte black debadged front grille, Audi LED fog lights integrated into the new front bumper and 3M vinyl carbon wrap on the roof.

To complete the design, the RIDES team reupholstered the entire interior in a combination of black leather and suede with red stitching, along with integrating carbon fiber trim throughout. In the trunk there are two JBL 12-inch subwoofers paired with two JBL amplifiers. To finish things off, a custom quad tip exhaust was installed out back, while an S-Max front mount intercooler replaces the factory unit up front, ensuring that this build incorporates both go and show.

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