So you think your Hyundai Elantra feels a little lackluster in both the looks and performance departments? Well, let Blood Type Racing show you how you should Elantra. The Glenview, Illinois car customizer has release the first details on the BTR Edition Elantra Sport Concept and looks pretty damn sick! Just a lone picture available to us is enough to win us over to the Elantra Sport, which was introduced to stateside only late last year. One look at the BTR Edition, you will never want to look at your mundane Elantra Sport, ever.
This one-off model features an AutoArt body and paint job, custom headlights, “track-ready” lip kit, a rear spoiler and wrapping up with 19-inch wheels shod in Toyo T1 Sport tires. This being Blood Type Racing, the sporty touches extend beyond the exterior. Inside the cabin, there is a carbon fiber steering wheel, upgraded upholstery, diamond-stitched floor mats, LED lighting and a custom tool set stashed away in the trunk. Under the hood, a new intake, an optimized ECU, as well as a Devil’s Own water/methanol injection system are massaged into the Elantra Sport’s stock 1.6L turbocharged four-pod motor to up its performance.
It is not disclosed how much bump this one-off ride gets over the stock unit’s 201 ponies and 264 Nm (195 lb-ft) of torque, nor was the century sprint and top speed made known. Then again, who really cares when it looks this dope? Not me, definitely. Man, this ride here needs to be slapped with some racing colors! And those are not even it; the handling department also gets a boost from a set of HSD coilovers, Fella Big Brake kit, sway bars, strut tower brace, and a chassis brace pulled from Pierce Motorsports’ catalog.
The Hyundai BTR Edition Elantra Sport Concept is an official collab with Hyundai, btw. Before appearing at the Hyundai booth at SEMA on the October 31 in Las Vegas, it has already headed to Hyundai Proving Grounds for performance videos and photos, said BTR.
Hopefully, we will get to see more images and perhaps even videos of this sweet, orange ride when SEMA throws its doors open.