2010 SEMA Preview: 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T gets supercar inspiration

0-60 & Rides 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T

To build excitement around the launch of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo, Hyundai Motor America will debut a modified version of the model at the 2010 SEMA Auto Show in a collaboration with RIDES and 0-60 magazine.

“Inspired by Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche, the modified Sonata 2.0T will feature performance parts from leading aftermarket companies and custom fabrication work from RIDES” and 0-60″s team of expert builders,” Hyundai said in a statement.

“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 modified Sonata Turbo gets inspiration from the BRABUS Mercedes-Benz CLS Rocket, the Ferrari F530 and gets some extra touches like 20-inch concave monobloc wheels, matte pearl white paint and a slew of carbon fiber components including the roof, grill, interior trim, side mirrors and rear diffuser.

Refresher: The 2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo is powered by a 2.0L Theta II turbocharged GDI engine makes 274 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque across a broad rpm range ““ 1,800 rpm ““ 4,500 rpm. The twin-scroll turbo system design minimizes turbocharger lag and gives the Sonata 2.0T 4-cylinder more power than many V6 competitors. Sales will start later this year.

0-60 & Rides 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T:

2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T:

– By: Omar Rana