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?
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.
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.