Tis the season of SEMA specials, and as is tradition, Hyundai will be out in full force in Vegas with a fleet of highly customized sedans, hatches, and crossovers. Every year, the Korean automaker teams up with renowned performance shops to bring these wild creations to life, and this year, Ohio-based Vaccar turned a Tucson Sport into a hard-charging, musclebound showcar for the upcoming show.
Visually, it’s right on par with Hyundai’s past SEMA exploits. As a base, Vaccar repainted the SUV a striking Blue Metallic with a color-shift silver two-tone. An aggressive Vaccar front lip, side skirts, rear diffuser, and M&S front grille were installed, complemented by 20 x 9.5 Concept One wheels.
There’s plenty of gumption to back up the appearance, with extra performance on tap from a Boostec turbocharger, R50 blow-off valve, AEM intake, Vaccar front-mount piping, cat-back exhaust, and Magnaflow mufflers. A Mishimoto intercooler and VMS Racing baffled oil-catch tank keeps turbo temps low and oil pressure high. Bigger Vaccar-sourced front and rear brakes slow things down, while Vaccar-Gecko G-Street coilovers keeps things stable.
Inside, surfaces are redone in Katzkin grey leather with microsuede and contrasted blue stitching. A host of extra gauges feed boost pressure, oil temp, and A/F. Since this is a SEMA custom, Vaccar also installed a full LCD headrest kit and hi-fi sound system.
Check out the Vaccar Tucson Concept at the 2017 SEMA show in Las Vegas later this month.