SEMA is coming and OEMs are rolling out the concepts they’ll bring to Vegas. Concepts that grab your attention and make you wonder, what if? Like…the Hyundai Rockstar Santa Fe concept powered by nitrous and ready for off-roading adventures!
Hyundai Motor America and Rockstar Performance Garage have partnered to develop a nitrous-powered Santa Fe CUV capable of serious off-roading while conveying the iconic Rockstar design attitude. Rockstar is world-renowned for the boundless energy it brings to any product concept or event, and the Rockstar Santa Fe Concept follows that reputation, with a nitrous-powered, Hyundai-based 3.3L Lambda V6 engine driving all four wheels through any terrain via a raised Santa Fe off-roading setup.
“Rockstar conveys its endless brand energy in everything we do,” said Nick Ashby, lead developer of the Rockstar concept vehicle. “Our Rockstar Santa Fe Concept is simultaneously all-show and all-go, a non-compromising concept with tremendous capabilities and a confident demeanor to match.”
Key modifications to the Hyundai Rockstar Santa Fe Concept include:
Hyundai-based 3.3L V6 engine
AEM cold air intake
Mishimoto cooling system
Nitrous-oxide injection system
R1 6-piston front, 4-piston rear, big brake system
2.0 KING coil-overs front
2.5 KING shocks with finned reservoir rear
Custom suspension setup with new tie-rods and control arms
Nology high-performance wires
Nitro Gear gears
KICKER® audio system
Magnaflow custom exhaust
17-inch off-road KMC XD 301 Turbine bead-lock wheels
Mickey Thompson Baja Claw 35-inch off-road tires
Wheel clearance expansion setup
Rock sliders and bumpers
Custom roof rack, headlamps and taillamps
Bulldog LED lighting
Roadwire custom leather interior design
Bisimoto & Hyundai Show off the “Santa Fast”
If its horsepower that gets your heart racing, Hyundai will show another Santa Fe concept at SEMA. Bisimoto and Hyundai partnered to create the 1,040 horsepower, rear-drive “Santa-Fast” SUV. The flex-fuel turbocharged, Hyundai-based 3.8L Lambda V6 powerplant “Santa Fast” SUV will be on display November 1-4 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“Bisimoto takes pleasure in making any vehicle fun to drive, even a larger SUV,” said ‘Bisi Ezerioha, owner of Bisimoto. “Our Santa-Fast SUV is a proof-of-concept vehicle with driving capabilities that our customers can count on every day they turn the key.” The Bisimoto team worked exhaustingly on the custom rear-drive and six-speed manual transmission conversions to achieve an OEM-like appearance and function. Full boost for the powertrain is 39 psi, and a boost-per-gear protocol is used to allow for optimal traction.
Other key modifications to the “Santa-Fast” include:
Denmatic design scheme
Gatorwraps auto wrap
Hyundai Genuine Accessories mudguards
Custom modified grill
Momo Daytona EVO seats
Bisimoto reservoir socks
4-point chromo roll cage
Crow restraint harnesses
The 2016 SEMA Show runs from November 1 – November 4, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Stay tuned for more coverage.