Nitrous-based Hyundai Santa Fe SUV concept

Nitrous-based Hyundai Santa Fe SUV concept

HYUNDAI Motor America and Rockstar Performance Garage have joined forces to develop a Santa Fe SUV concept powered by nitrous.

The wild concept utilises a Hyundai-based 3.3-litre Lambda V6 engine – powered by the nitrous-oxide injection system – which is aided by an AEM cold-air intake system and a Mishimoto cooling system.

This set-up drives all four wheels and certifies the vehicle as a remote-area tourer, capable of covering the harshest terrain.

To thrive on the bumpy stuff, Rockstar Performance Garage slotted in 2.0 King coil-overs up front and 2.5 King shocks (with finned reservoir) down back. The custom suspension set-up also features new tie-rods and control arms.

The concept rides on Mickey Thompson Baja Claw 35in off-road tyres wrapped around 17in off-road KMC XD 301 Turbine beadlock wheels. It also features a wheel clearance expansion set-up.

“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 demeanour to match.”

Further key modifications to the Santa Fe concept include: Nology high-performance wires, Odyssey batteries, Nitro Gear gears, a Magnaflow custom exhaust, rock sliders, bumpers, a custom roof rack, head-lamps, tail-lamps, Bulldog LED lighting rounds, a Warn winch, and a Kicker audio system.

The Santa Fe SUV concept will make an appearance at the 2016 SEMA show, which runs from November 1-4.

Stay tuned to 4x4australia.com.au during the event for up-to-date coverage.

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