Hyundai Elantra Gets Lamborghini-Inspired Makeover

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Who needs an Elantra N?

The Hyundai Elantra is a humble Korean family sedan that has enjoyed over three decades of success across the globe. In recent years Hyundai has sought to spice up its brand image with its N-line of performance vehicles, and the company recently announced that the Elantra N would be joining the family. This is exciting news indeed, but what if you simply cannot wait for the hot version to arrive?

We might just have a solution: this highly modified Elantra takes to the streets with a ton of Lamborghini-inspired modifications which arguably look more badass than the official N. Who needs the real thing when you can build it yourself?

YouTube/Vishal Xander
YouTube/Vishal Xander
YouTube/Vishal Xander

The car is affectionately known as 'Project VX' and is based on an Indian-specced Elantra MD. Xander, the owner of the car, says of his ride: "It's a completely unique build which made a car of my dreams come true. Every element has been tastefully picked and imported to bring this being to life."

The bright yellow Elantra features a JGTC aerodynamic ABS body kit with a Monster diffuser, Lambo-inspired door intake ducts, a roof spoiler, a fender wing splitter, and even gets a set of integrated bumper LED DRLs. On the inside, this creation sports a custom dual-tone color change, an Alcantara steering wheel, and carbon-fiber trimmings. For added effect, Xander added an Avan Acoustics sound system, and a black roof liner filled with stars. The car rides on a set of 18-inch AS alloy wheels and braaps around town with an Akrapovic CF exhaust system.

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YouTube/Vishal Xander
YouTube/Vishal Xander
YouTube/Vishal Xander
YouTube/Vishal Xander

There is no mention of any engine modifications, so we're assuming this is more of a show car. The US-spec Elantra is powered by a mild 2.0-liter four-pot engine providing 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, which is far from being exciting, but the incoming Elantra N promises a bit more excitement from its 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, which is expected to deliver around 275 hp and 278 lb-ft. We salute Xander's effort; it is clear that a lot of time, effort, and love went into this build.

YouTube/Vishal Xander
YouTube/Vishal Xander
YouTube/Vishal Xander
YouTube/Vishal Xander

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