Meanwhile in the Middle East: Highway Karma Gets Sweet Revenge on Arab Drifters
A Hyundai Sonata YF drifting between and alongside other cars on the highway, with a couple of other vehicles following on from behind to film the driver’s “accomplishments”, and by that, we mean putting himself and other drivers in danger.
As is the case in many of these senseless drifting acts, this one goes awry at the end, too, not only for the driver of the Sonata, but also for the cars recording the scene.
When the Hyundai lost control and fell into the medium, it tossed up a cloud of dust causing the other two vehicles, one of which was a Toyota Camry sedan, to crash into each other… Don’t you just love karma?
WTF: Arabs Drive a Hyundai on Two Wheels and Change a Tire at the Same Time!
Driving an automobile on two wheels is a pretty cool trick, but it’s one that has been done over and over again in the past.
Driving a vehicle on two wheels and simultaneously having a passenger open the door to change one of the two tires in the air, now that’s something you definitely don’t get the chance to see very often…
This Elantra GT packs a might punch under its hood as Bisimoto made a whole of upgrades to the stock model’s 1.8-liter four-cylinder powerplant.
Among other things, the engine menu includes forged Arias pistons, Bisimoto con-rods and Turbonetics turbocharger, AEM water-methanol injection and Bisimoto high-pressure injectors, all of which help increase the four-banger’s output from a family-friendly 148hp to a whopping 600+ horsepower.
In addition to the heavily modified engine, Bisimoto’s Elantra GT also features a comprehensive list of interior, exterior and performance modifications, including, but not limited to, an ARK custom body kit, 18-inch wheels, a coilover suspension and sway bar, a JFN full roll cage, and Bisimoto racing seats and harnesses.
The heavily modified Veloster is named the “Velocity” and it represents a joint effort between the Design and Engineering divisions of Hyundai America Technical Center in Irvine, California.
Once again, renowned British engine tuner and builder Cosworth offered its expertise to turn theVeloster’s stock 1.6-liter turbochargedand direct-injection four-banger into a performance beast.
Thanks to a series of upgrades that include performance pistons, rods, turbocharger, intercooler, intake manifold, intake-charging design, fuel system and engine management, output and torque increase from 201Hp and 195 lb-ft to 400Hp and 350 lb-ft respectively.
The power gains under the hood are matched by changes to the chassis with a new suspension featuring Bilstein springs with monotube dampers, a Brembo brake kit with 4-piston calipers and two-piece rotors, and a new set of 19-inch rims wrapped in beefy Kumho Ecsta SPT 275/35R19 high performance summer tires.
The Velocity also benefits from an overly aggressive wide body kit with a huge rear wing and lift-reducing rear diffuser, as well as changes to the cabin with the fitment of a roll bar and a Katzkin custom suede leather interior.
The Premium is offered with two engine choices, an 118bhp (120PS) 1.6-litre petrol linked to a manual gearbox on the hatchback and a 1.6-litre CRDi 126bhp (128PS) diesel on both Hatchback and Tourer with either a manual or automatic transmission.
Prices start from £19,995 OTR for the i30 Premium 5dr hatchback.
Along with the new trim level, Hyundai has also extended the colour palette to include three fresh shades named Cool Red (solid), Ice Blue (metallic) and Blueberry Blue (metallic).
Famed British engineering design and manufacturer Cosworth has collaborated with Hyundai to develop the “ultimate” Genesis Coupe in the form of the Cosworth Genesis Racing Series (CGRS) Concept, to be displayed for the first time ever at the upcoming 2012 SEMA show at the end of October.
As with any other Cosworth-prepped model, the highlight of the Genesis Racing Series study is the power lurking under the hood.
The British brand’s engineers were able to squeeze another 41-horsepower and 30 lb-ft of peak torque from the standard 3.8-liter direct-injection V6 lifting output to 389Hp at 6,400 rpm and 325 lb.-ft. at 5,100 rpm, all while keeping the car street legal.
The SEMA Show model is also fitted with Cosworth brakes and sports suspension to improve handling.
Although the company didn’t divulge any details of the i20 WRC, FIA regulations stipulate that entrants must be based on a production car and feature 1.6-liter turbocharged engines, all-wheel drive transmissions, sequential gearboxes and aerodynamic parts.