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1,040 horsepower Hyundai 'Santa Fast' SUV hauls butt, seats four

Hyundai brought the world's fastest hybrid, two sports customs and a rock crawler to SEMA, but they all live in the shadow of a 1,000-plus horsepower Santa Fe with room for the whole family.

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Hyundai Ark Performance Elantra

For the 2016 SEMA Show, Hyundai partnered with ARK Performance to build the ARK Road Racer Elantra Concept.

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Hyundai Ark Performance Elantra

The automaker and customizer have partnered before. This isn't their first SEMA Show together.

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Hyundai Ark Performance Elantra

The Elantra's transformation starts under the hood where an ARK custom turbo kit force feeds its engine. Excess boost is vented to the atmosphere via a Turbosmart blow-off valve and wastegate that pass through the hood.

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Hyundai Ark Performance Elantra

The sedan receives an ARK Solus wide body kit and a full vinyl wrap.

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Hyundai Ark Performance Elantra

The cabin is upgraded with custom diamond stitching and a flat-bottomed sport steering wheel.

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Hyundai Ark Performance Elantra

Forged wheels shod with Nitto NT05s fill the widened wells and a DT-P coil-over system keeps the rolling stock planted and the body low.

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Hyundai Ark Performance Elantra

Finishing the powertrain is a GRiP exhaust system, also manufactured and provided by ARK Performance.

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Hyundai Ark Performance Elantra

In addition to the coilovers, the handling is augmented with strut and anti-roll bars and an ARK big brake kit up front.

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Hyundai Ark Performance Elantra

Nope, Hyundai's not going to build you one.

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Hyundai Elantra Sport

However, the automaker will be building plenty examples of the new Elantra Sport, which also made its debut at the SEMA Show this year.

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Hyundai Gurnade Inc. Veloster

The automaker's Veloster doesn't get left out of the SEMA Show fun. The awkward little hatchback gets the custom touch by Gurnade, Inc.

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Hyundai Gurnade Inc. Veloster

That's no wrap. The Veloster's Lightner Motorsports wide body kit has been coated with PPG Refinish Magic Magenta paint.

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Hyundai Gurnade Inc. Veloster

Rotiform 19-inch OZT forged wheels feature three-piece construction and have been shod with Toyo competition-spec tires.

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Hyundai Gurnade Inc. Veloster

The Veloster's engine gets a turbo upgrade adding 845 Motorsports piping to the mix and giving the ECU a more agressive retune.

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Hyundai Gurnade Inc. Veloster

When making a car faster, it's always a good idea to help it to stop faster when needed. To that end, Gurnade has fitted with Veloster with a NEO Motorsports six-piston big brake kit.

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Hyundai Gurnade Inc. Veloster

NEO Motorsports also provides the coilover suspension the hatch rides upon.

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Hyundai Gurnade Inc. Veloster

Hyundai's friends at ARK Performance make a return appearance providing the carbon fiber wing spoiler that finishes the roofline.

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Hyundai Gurnade Inc. Veloster

You can't tell by looking, but the hood and hatch have been replaced by painted Seibon carbon fiber pieces.

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Hyundai Gurnade Inc. Veloster

The ARK Performance cat-back exhaust fits nicely into the center cutout in the body kit.

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Hyundai Gurnade Inc. Veloster

Inside, passengers are held in place by Cobra Nogaro racing seats and Takata racing harnesses.

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Hyundai Gurnade Inc. Veloster

Balancing out the performance mods are quality of life upgrades including a high power audio system.

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Hyundai Rockstar Santa Fe

Rockstar Performance Garage brought a nitrous-powered Santa Fe to Hyundai's booth.

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Hyundai Rockstar Santa Fe

The stock 3.3-liter V6 engine features an upgraded Mishimoto cooling system and an AEM cold air intake and a nitrous-oxide injection system.

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Hyundai Rockstar Santa Fe

The power upgrades are matched with even more impressive suspension upgrades that boost the off-road capabilities.

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Hyundai Rockstar Santa Fe

17-inch KMC XD 301 wheels are awkwardly named, but feature bead-locks that keep the Mickey Thompson Baja Claw 35-inch off-road tires in place even at extremely low tire pressures.

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Hyundai Rockstar Santa Fe

The Santa Fe features 2.0 King coil-overs up front and 2.5 Kings out back. The tie-rods and control arms are custom units for off-road use and the suspension geometry has been tweaked to clear the oversized wheels.

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Hyundai Bisimoto "Santa Fast"

SEMA veteran Bisimoto partners with Hyundai once again with a totally different take on the Santa Fe.

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Hyundai Bisimoto "Santa Fast"

The so-called "Santa Fast" features a flex-fuel powered, turbocharged version of Hyundai's 3.8-liter Lambda V6 engine.

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Hyundai Bisimoto "Santa Fast"

Bisimoto's creation puts 1,040 horsepower through a rear-wheel drive powertrain when making 39 psi of boost at full-bore.

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Hyundai Bisimoto "Santa Fast"

The cabin features a 4-point roll cage custom-built for this Santa Fe.

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Hyundai Bisimoto "Santa Fast"

A set of four Momo bucket seats with racing harnesses hold all passengers fast.

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Hyundai Bisimoto "Santa Fast"

The V6 engine features a laundry list of upgrades that help it to make and cope with massive amounts of power.

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Hyundai Bisimoto "Santa Fast"

Yes, a Santa Fe outfitted with racing livery is slightly ridiculous.

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Hyundai Bisimoto "Santa Fast"

The 19-inch Fifteen52 wheels' thick spokes hide Buddy Club 4-piston brakes with custom brackets.

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Hyundai Bisimoto "Santa Fast"

The SUV's rear-wheel drive conversion includes a swap to a 6-speed Genesis R-Spec transmission with upgraded clutch and flywheel, a rear differential borrowed from the Equus and a totally custom rear sub-frame built by Rothfab.

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Land Speed Record Ioniq Hybrid

Hyundai also showcased the Ioniq that set the land speed record for a hybrid production-based vehicle with a 157.825 mph run at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats.

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Land Speed Record Ioniq Hybrid

It's still got the salt and dirt stuck to its rear haunches and skinny rear tires.

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