In what is surely a sign of the times, Hyundai will be represented by a slew of customized cars at the 2010 SEMA Show, which runs from November 2 to 5. For the creation of this nicely done example of the 2011 Sonata Turbo, Hyundai teamed up with RIDES and 0-60 magazines. According to the South Korean automaker, the customized Sonata Turbo's styling was inspired by Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche models.
"The Sonata Turbo is an ideal platform for us to bridge the worlds of performance, aesthetics, luxury, technology and style," said Ben Harris, executive publisher, RIDES and 0-60 magazines. "The design we've chosen will accentuate the car's lines and style, using influences from exotic supercars."
The designers claim to have used styling cues from the four-door Brabus Mercedes CLS Rocket for the car's exterior modifications, which combine a matte pearl white paint with a set of blacked out 20-inch wheels, custom LED fog lights, and a slew of carbon fiber parts including the roof, grill, side mirrors and rear diffuser.
Inspiration for the Sonata Turbo's interior is said to have come from the Ferrari F430 [again, this is what Hyundai claims in the official press release], with stitched leather and alcantara used throughout the cabin and carbon fiber trim accents.
No word on the press release about the influence of Porsche in the design [...].
We'll remind you that the 2011 Sonata Turbo comes with a 2.0-liter force-fed four-pot pumping out 274 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, with prices starting from $24,865.