Hyundai Elantra Sport in aftermarket guise looks to color SEMA image

The South Korean manufacturer is well aware of the kind of audience it can grab during the SEMA event in Las Vegas, and is among the automakers with huge displays – and it naturally needs products to populate them.

We recently saw the Rockstar-inspired Santa Fe Sport also going on display at SEMA, but it’s now time to give up the off-road chops in exchange for plain old tarmac fun. This arrives in the form of a deeply modified Elantra Sport from Blood Type Racing, with the focus being on high performance but also daily drivability. “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,” comments Sam Lee, product manager at Blood Type Racing.

The changes are clearly impressive – the stock 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine now has methanol injection, a cold-air intake and new exhaust, along with custom engine tuning. Handling has been improved via an HSD coilover suspension, new sway bars, a strut tower brace, and a chassis brace, complete with larger brakes. The visuals meanwhile are supported with a very aggressive body kit from Aerotek, complete with huge wing out back.