Hoping to build some hype around the new 2011 Sonata 2.0-liter Turbo before it arrives in showrooms later this year, Hyundai has teamed up with RIDES and 0-60 magazines to trick out the 274-horsepower-strong saloon for the SEMA show, which will take place in Las Vegas this November.
The South Korean firm has no problem admitting that the car’s tune-up is inspired by Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche models.
In particular, Hyundai says the SEMA Show Sonata’s exterior modifications will be “modest and tasteful, using influences from the four-door Brabus Mercedes CLS Rocket sport coupe”, adding that the interior design has been inspired by the Ferrari F430 “with strategically placed stitched leather throughout and carbon fiber trim accents.” No word where Porsche fits in the tune.
Other upgrades will include 20-inch concave monobloc wheels, a matte pearl white paint and a slew of carbon fiber components including the roof, grill, interior trim, side mirrors and rear diffuser, plus turbo and intake enhancements, and a quad tip dual exhaust.
Expect more teaser shots to be released within the next few weeks.