Hyundai BTR Edition Elantra Sport Concept Revs For SEMA

The countdown to the SEMA Show continues as Hyundai and Blood Type Racing have released the first details about the BTR Edition Elantra Sport concept.

Set to debut later this month, the one-off model is based on the Elantra Sport and features AutoArt body and paint work as well as custom headlights. Designers also installed a “track-ready” lip kit, a rear wing, and 19-inch wheels with Toyo T1 Sport tires.

The sporty styling continues in the cabin as drivers will find a carbon fiber steering wheel, upgraded upholstery, and diamond-stitched floor mats. Other highlights include LED lighting and a custom tool set in the trunk.

Under the hood, the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine has been equipped a new intake, an optimized ECU, and a Devil’s Own water/methanol injection system. There’s no word on performance specifications but the standard model has 201 hp (150 kW) and 195 lb-ft (264 Nm) of torque.

Besides the upgraded engine, the car has an HSD coilover suspension and a Fella Big Brake kit. Rounding out the changes are sway bars, a strut tower brace, and a chassis brace from Pierce Motorsports.

According to Blood Type Racing product manager Sam Lee, “Building upon the well-developed Elantra Sport platform, powertrain and design fundamentals, we’ve given enthusiasts a new vision of where this affordable sport compact wants to go.”

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  • Mill0048

    Whoa, that’s cool!

  • LWOAP

    So I’m guessing 400+hp at least.

    • Jason Miller

      Not on the stock engine and turbo. With those mods, probably closer to 250whp.

  • lagunas3ca

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • SteersUright

    Sorry, but who cares? Wrong car to tune and build real excitement. Hyundai should’ve showed up with tuned G80 sport and a tuned Stinger. In fact, Hyundai should have an actual, real sports car already. Something in the $30k, $55k, and $100k price points. Would personally be so curious to see what they come up with.

    • Jason Miller

      I like how you assume this is the only car they’ll show up with. This is the perfect type of car for SEMA.

      • SteersUright

        Any manufacturer tuned car can work at SEMA. My point is that nobody really cares about Elantra’s, and far less to drop thousands on tuning Elantra’s. Have you seen the aftermarket support for Mustang, Civic, Camaro, VW, BMW, etc? Have you seen the same for Elantra? Ever wonder why? Calm down with your own assertions, Im simply commenting on this article and never said it was the only car they’ll bring. Rather, its the only car they’ve shown thus far so that what Im reacting to.

        • Jason Miller

          More assumptions. I’ll have you know, as an owner of one of these things, the aftermarket support is actually pretty damn good. You won’t hear about it because the big name shops don’t care. It’s the little ones that do and are releasing new parts on a weekly basis. Exterior, suspension, engine, interior. Whatever you need, there are parts for it right now. And nobody cares about this car? I also have a facebook group for owners and it just flew past 500 members this week and is growing rapidly. The car is pretty damn great for the money (drove mine off the lot for $19k) and a great first attempt at a performance compact for Hyundai.

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