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Taller and Turbo-er: Hyundai Santa Fe Gets the Rockstar Treatment

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Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Rockstar Performance Garage off-road SEMA Show

In recent years, Hyundai has shown us some of the coolest, most stunning modified vehicles at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. By partnering with renowned garages and aftermarket experts, some of our favorite Hyundai models have gotten makeovers to become luxury and performance supercars.

While the 2016 SEMA Show isn’t until November 1st, Hyundai Motors has already shared information on what it has in store for this year, including a riotous off-road version of the Santa Fe compact SUV from Rockstar Performance Garage. Raised and reloaded, this off-road rock star is ready for adventure.

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Details on the Rockstar Santa Fe on Display at SEMA

The Rockstar Santa Fe Concept has been outfitted and overhauled to become a master of the wilderness. In addition to its 3.3-liter V6 engine, this special custom Tucson receives a Nitrous-oxide injection system, custom suspension, and KICKER audio system. Other highlights include:

  • 17-inch off-road KMC XD 301 Turbine bead-lock wheels
  • Mickey Thompson Baja Claw 35-inch off-road tires
  • R1 6-piston front, 4-piston rear, big brake system
  • 2.0 KING coil-overs front
  • 2.5 KING shocks with finned reservoir rear
  • Nology high-performance wires
  • Odyssey batteries
  • Nitro Gear gears
  • AEM cold air intake
  • Mishimoto cooling system
  • Magnaflow custom exhaust
  • WARN® winch
  • Rock sliders and bumpers
  • Custom roof rack, headlamps taillamps, lights, and interior design

“Rockstar conveys its endless brand energy in everything we do,” shared 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.”

Last year, Rockstar Performance Garage worked with Hyundai to produce a similar off-road Tucson replete with a Mishimoto 2.5-inch stainless steel down pipe and charge pipe, Turbonetics Godzilla blow-off valve, Rockstar Energy-licensed/Mishimoto Billet oil catch can, and K&N Filters custom air intake.

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